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20th September 2014

Photos Around Mercury Bay

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Mercury Bay is an outdoor paradise offering pristine beaches, sportfishing, boating and wilderness treks in the tranquil surroundings of New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula. Here are pics in and around Mercury Bay -- taken by locals.

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360° Panorama of Mercury Bay Panorama standing off Hahei and Cathedral Cove

Mercury Bay Panorama (offshore near Cathedral Cove)
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Mercury Bay Panorama from Shakespeare Cliff

Mercury Bay Panorama from Shakespeare Cliff
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Buffalo Beach Panorama

North-west

Buffalo Beach Panorama
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South-east

Whitianga Marina Shakespeare's Cliff

Whitianga Marina

Shakespeare's Cliff

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Brophy's Beach -- bay west The Esplanade & Buffalo Beach

Brophy's Beach
On the west side of the bay

The Esplanade &
Buffalo Beach

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Sunrise over Mercury Bay! Yachties in a regatta!

Sunrise over Mercury Bay!

Yachties in a regatta!

© Beacon Advertiser -- Sue Collins — used by permission.



A colourful sunrise over Mercury Bay. A MORE colourful sunrise ...

A colourful sunrise over Mercury Bay.

A MORE colourful sunrise ...

© Beacon Advertiser -- Sue Collins — used by permission.



Through the Motueka Island sea cave! Setting out from Shakespeare's Cliff

Mercury Bay's Motueka Island has
an unique arch navigable by kayak
-- but watch those currents!
 
 

Setting out from the shadow of
Shakespeare's Cliff -- with
Whitianga's Buffalo Beach
in the background.
 

Paddling across the marine reserve

Mercury Bay's Whanganui-a-Hei Marine Reserve
offers an idyllic site for kayaking -- and snorkeling!

© Mercury Bay Sea Kayaks -- Arnold Bardsley — used by permission.



Sunset at Whalers Cove, Great Mercury Island - 60.1k Mercury Bay Sea/Landscape - 69.6k

This photo is just another beautiful sunset
-- Whaler's Cove/Great Mercury Island.

Mercury Bay is host to many little islands,
often of unique character!

© Ocean Adventures - Sandy Carter — used by permission.



Striped Marlin - 37.1k Three kings -- make a good day fishing! - 48.6k A pair of snappers to open the bidding - 49.8k!

Peter Crispin's
95.5 kg striped marlin
at the Whitianga wharf.

These kingfish were
part of a day's outing
in Mercury Bay.

These snappers
made good eating!
 

© Ocean Adventures - Sandy Carter — used by permission.



Aerial view of Mercury Bay - 50.0k

This photo of Mercury Bay was taken
over the Whitianga Estuary and looks Northeast
over the town centre and the beautiful Marina.

© Whitianga Focus — used by permission.



Mercury Bay -- from Centennial Drive - 35832 Bytes Buffalo Beach and Whitianga looking South from Centennial Drive - 43613 Bytes

Mercury Bay from Centennial Drive
over Simpson's Beach (looking East).

Buffalo Beach and Whitianga
-- also taken from Centennial Drive.

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