Study area and coastal assets

The Coromandel Peninsula extends 85km north from the eastern corner of Waikato and west of the Bay of Plenty on Aotearoa New Zealand’s North Island.

Subdivision of the coast

Due to the Coromandel Peninsula’s diverse features, a clear differentiation can be made between the geomorphology, coastal processes (particularly wave exposure), and ecology of the west and east coastlines.

Hazards considered

The scope of the project’s hazard assessment was limited to coastal hazards → coastal inundation, coastal erosion and coastal landslides.