Fly over Manawatawhi

The cliffs of Te Manawatawhi are plumb and wrinkled with age. At the waterline they wear a piupiu of bull kelp that reaches out towards the sea on an incoming swell, and hangs supple and bronze as the wave departs.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Where the land gives an inch, the sea takes a mile, cutting vertical slots through headlands, punching holes through walls to form great archways and shattering organised land masses into jigsaw pieces. To the north, the largest piece of the puzzle, Manawatawhi, soars 300 metres high. To the west is a collection of slain bowling pins called Princes Islands.

Episodes From This Location

Spirits’ flight

1 minute / 2018

Explore Catton’s Cave

1 minute / 2018

Discover a kina barren

1 minute / 2018

Fishing up a storm

1 minute / 2018

Irishman’s Garden

1 minute / 2018

Dive with dolphins

1 minute / 2018

Dive Arch Pinnacle

1 minute / 2018

Swim with a stingray

1 minute / 2018

Explore Crater Bay

1 minute / 2018

Fly over Manawatawhi

1 minute / 2018