Today, a few of my housemates and I took a trip to Matapouri Bay, at the starting point of the Bay of Islands. As you can see, it was absolutely incredible. From Matapouri, there was a walkway via the coast to Whale Bay where we discovered splendid coastal views. However, our main attraction for today was the Mermaid Pools at Matapouri Bay.
We hiked up an extremely steep walkway passed the beach, in order to get to the top of the bay, overlooking the water. There, we came onto the Mermaid Pools. I highly recommend visiting here, but make sure you go to the tide pools within two hours of low tide to be safe.
And yes, the water was extremely cold, but it didn’t stop us from going in, it just took a lot of mental preparation.
That’s all for this post, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.