Being adventurous in the rain wins you extra points

We haven't been doing weekends away much in the past few years because of school sports commitments, but just recently we managed to find a gap in the schedule and booked a weekend getaway to celebrate my mom's birthday which was back in March.



We decided on Hahei, in the Coromandel, and my sister found a house with spectacular views of the beach. Sadly, however, it turned out to be the wettest weekend we have had in the past few months! Rain, wind and wild, stormy weather. But we didn't let that stop us from going out for walks and getting to see what that part of New Zealand has to offer. It also meant we ate loads and got to play lots of games which is always fun on weekends away!



How amazing is this Cove? We've lived in New Zealand for over 8 years now and we hadn't been to visit the famous Cathedral Cove in all that time, so I was beyond happy that we eventually got to see that beautiful place. Even if it was in miserable weather!





For some crazy reason, that place makes you want to put your hands up in the air! Haha!



3 monkeys having a quick rest, out of the wind and rain:





The walk from the drop-off zone (you can only park a way off so I would recommend getting somebody to drop you off at the start of the walk down to the cove) is hiker-friendly and quite gorgeous, with beautiful trees and breathtaking views along the way:





I would highly recommend doing this hike down to see Cathedral Cove if you're ever in Hahei in the Coromandel. You'll be very happy that you did. Whatever the weather.

We definitely plan to go back during summer, when we can enjoy that beautiful beach as well. Ah, New Zealand, you're very pretty.



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