Tutukaka Coast From Frying Pan Corner Lookout
March 20, 2014
Photographer: Phillip Lachman
Summary Author: Phillip Lachman
On a recent trip to the North Island of New Zealand, we came across this magnificent sight at a spot called Frying Pan Corner Lookout. It affords wonderful views over Ngunguru sandspit, part of the Tutukaka Harbor and coastline.
The Tutukaka Coast is only about 12 km (7.5 mi) long but it's 12 km of stunning scenery featuring rocky shores, pristine white sand beaches and stunning coastal bush walks. The jewels in its crown, and a paradise for divers, are the famous islands of the Poor Knights Marine Reserve. The volcanic origin of these islands 11 million years ago as part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, provides spectacular drop offs, walls, caves, arches and tunnels, all inhabited by an amazing array of underwater life.
The town of Tutukaka nestles at the head of its sheltered harbor, providing a popular base for game fishing, diving and scenic cruises. Photo taken on January 1, 2014.