Mermaid Pool Matapouri (C9)

Mermaid Pool of Matapouri Beach, Tutukaka Coast, New Zealand.

GPS: -35.559016  174.514303

A DoC document about the Matapouri Mermaid Pool: http://www.doc.govt.nz/about-doc/news/media-releases/2012/local-community-works-to-establish-new-path-to-mermaid-pool/

Matapouri-Whale Bay overview

Matapouri-Whale Bay overview

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Matapouri Beach with the Mermaid Pool headland in the distance

Matapouri Beach with the Mermaid Pool headland in the distance

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Looking south along Matapouri Beach.

Looking south along Matapouri Beach.

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The final cove at the north end of Matapouri Beach...where the Mermaid Pool track begins.

The final cove at the north end of Matapouri Beach…where the Mermaid Pool track begins.

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The steep user-path to the Mermaid Pool.

The steep user-path to the Mermaid Pool.

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Palm jungle along the Mermaid Pool path.

Palm jungle along the Mermaid Pool path.

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Looking back from the Mermaid Pool path to the beach cove.

Looking back from the Mermaid Pool path to the beach cove.

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First sight of the Matapouri Mermaid Pool.

First sight of the Matapouri Mermaid Pool.

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Low tide waves crash against the rocks which cradle the Mermaid Pool.

Low tide waves crash against the rocks which cradle the Mermaid Pool.

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Diving in!

Diving in!

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Mer-man

Mer-man

 

5 Responses to “Mermaid Pool Matapouri (C9)”

  1. » New Zealand North Island Itinerary, Part 1 POKING THINGS WITH STICKS! Says:

    […] https://nzfrenzynorth.wordpress.com/ ] GPS -35.559016,174.514303 , (1 mile […]

  2. Hasspurr Says:

    Love it!

  3. MARSHA MENZEL Says:

    I sure would like to be in that pool of water

  4. Part 1 of Summer Itinerary 2014: North Island (6 days 5 nights) – aedawanderlust Says:

    […] Another reason we went to Matapouri bay is to visit the Mermaid Pool, a natural pool forms between big rocks during the low tide. While my mum relaxing at the beach, we went for a hike on the left side of the beach (probably around 30 minutes). Before you go there, you have to make sure it is during the low tide. During the high tide, the pool will be totally submerged with water. The view from top of the hills is amazing, and the Mermaid Pool itself is charming. Since it looks deep ( and we don’t know how to swim haha), we just sit on the rock and eat our lunch. Don’t miss this when you go there, it’s worth a visit! (How to go to Mermaid Pool) […]

  5. Amelia Says:

    Awesome wanna go

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