Shakespeare Cliff - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
At the top of Shakespeare Cliff is a viewing area and a trig point. This panorama was taken standing on top of the trig point dias and offers a panoramic view of the surrounding coastline. From here you can see the long curved beach of Cooks Beach and also a part of Lonely Bay. Further afield is Mercury Bay.
Shakespeare Cliff - FURTHER INFORMATION
Shakespeare Cliff - Coromandel Peninsula visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Shakespeare Cliff' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Waikato.
Shakespeare Cliff is just to the west of Cooks Beach in the Coromandel Peninsula. There is a short walk to a viewing platform near the end of the cliff from a car park. Here there is a monument with a plaque commemorating Cook observing the transit of Mercury in 1769. This monument is visible in the panorama. From here you can see down into Lonely Bay, which is on the right side of the cliff. Beyond this lies Cooks Beach with the Purangi Reserve at the far end. To the north you can see Mercury Bay and Wharekaho. Back along the road to the cliff is Shakespeare Reserve, which has a path down to Maramaratotara Bay.
Nearby is the Shakespeare Cliff Vineyard, which has been growing grapes in the area for many years and has developed a focus on making high quality Merlot in small quantities.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: From the 25 highway, take the Hot Water Beach Road and then the Purangi Road. Continue past Cook Beach towards the Ferry Landing. There is a gravel road which leads to Shakespeare Cliff, Shakespeare Reserve and Lonely Bay.