Incredible aerial photos captured off Matarangi in the Coromandel show dozens of sharks cruising the coastline.
Bronze-whalers were spotted in the shallows, while the distinctive shape of the hammerhead could also be seen in the crystal-clear water.
Philip Hart, who captured the photos while flying above with some friends, told Newshub he often sees bronze-whalers at this time of year but hammerheads weren't so common.
"When the water warms up you always see this big group of 50 or so bronze whalers just in the shallows at the end of the harbour entrance.
"It's unusual to see hammerheads but there were about half a dozen hammerheads further along the beach.
"I have seen hammerheads before - little ones along the coast - but that was the first time I've seen half a dozen full-sized hammerheads."
Hart said many locals are used to seeing sharks in the area.
"They're a beautiful sight - when we go out we always hope to see whales or dolphins and if you don't see any of them we'll pop over to Matarangi and look at the sharks."
Shark sightings have been common during this year's holiday period. Three small sharks were spotted at the Coromandel's Paunui Beach on Saturday, just two days after 19-year-old Kaelah Marlow died of a suspected shark attack off Waihi Beach in the Bay of Plenty.
Kelly Tarltons' Felix Berghoefer said in December that New Zealanders swimming in the ocean this summer will likely come within 200 to 300 metres of a shark.
"There are actually quite a lot of sharks in the water," he told Newshub. "They aren't bothered by people; they keep their distance."