It’s only 90 minutes away from Auckland, but New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula feels a million miles away. With breathtaking coastal scenery, romantic white sand beaches, soothing hot springs and a rugged subtropical rainforest, there is plenty to explore in the Coromandel. The region’s most famous site is Cathedral Cove—a natural archway in the limestone cliff that’s only accessible by foot or boat. The region is also believed to be the home of New Zealand’s own version of a yeti or sasquatch, called the Moehau. Those who have spotted the Moehau say it is a large, hairy, human-like being that lives in the Coromandel-Moehau ranges.
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