Shakespeare Reserve - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
A panorama taken from Shakespeare Reserve on the Coromandel Peninsula. Being here made a pleasant change from the nearby beaches. There are far fewer people and it is much quieter, though the sounds of boats can still be heard in the background. This is a great place to come and get away from it all and relax under a tree shaded from the heat.
Shakespeare Reserve - FURTHER INFORMATION
Shakespeare Reserve - Coromandel Peninsula visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Shakespeare Reserve' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Waikato.
The Shakespeare Reserve is just to the west of Cooks Beach in the Coromandel Peninsula. It was established in 1969 prior to the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to New Zealand commemorating it's bicentennial. It is a short walk from here to Shakespeare Cliff, where there is a memorial plaque to Cook and a panoramic view over the surrounding coastline. From the reserve there are paths that lead down to both Maramaratotara Bay and Lonely Bay.
Nearby is the Shakespeare Cliff Vineyard, which has been growing grapes in the area for many years with 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.