View over Mercury Bay from Shakespeare Cliff - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama taken perched at the very end of Shakespeare Cliffs, near Cooks Beach in New Zealand. This vantage point offers stunning views over Mercury Bay for miles around. There is no fear except that of falling off the edge.
View over Mercury Bay from Shakespeare Cliff - FURTHER INFORMATION
View over Mercury Bay from Shakespeare Cliff - Coromandel Peninsula visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'View over Mercury Bay from Shakespeare Cliff' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Waikato.
Shakespeare Cliff are a dramatic formation just west of Cooks Beach in the Coromandel Peninsula. From the top of the cliffs there area stunning panoramic views over Mercury Bay towards Simpsons Beach, Waitaia Bay and Whitianga on the far side. The bay is named after the planet Mercury whose transit Cook observed here in 1769. A monument to this event stands on the top of the cliffs.
To the right of this point you can see Lonely Bay, accessible by a path from Shakespeare Cliffs, and beyond this lies Cooks Beach itself. Just out of site beyond Cooks Beach is the Purangi Reserve. 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
Walk: By foot from Lonely Bay.
Car: From the 25 highway, take the Hot Water Beach Road and then the Purangi Road to Cooks Beach. Then follow the Captain Cook Road to the end.