Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve is on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. Accessible only on foot, boat or kayak, famous Cathedral Cove is one of the must visit� sites on The Coromandel. Reefs of hard rock, soft sediments, intricate caves and underwater arches provide homes for complex communities of plants, crustaceans, molluscs and fish. Sheltered from the worst of the southerly winds Te Whanganui-A-Hei gives visitors an opportunity to learn from and enjoy an unspoilt marine environment.A walking track gives access to Gemstone Bay, Stingray Bay and the beautiful sandy beaches at Cathedral Cove separated by a rock arch.
Thames is located between the Firth of Thames and the majestic ranges of The Coromandel. A ‘crafty’ town, Thames is proud of its heritage and is connected to the natural environment with an expansive bush wilderness as its backdrop.