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Cathedral Cove Walk

Grange Road, Hahei, New Zealand
+64 7-867 9080
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US$ 265.04*
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Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland
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US$ 209.24*
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Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland
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US$ 299.91*
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Coromandel and Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland
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“car park” (248 reviews)
“water taxi” (90 reviews)
“cathedral cove” (511 reviews)
Grange Road, Hahei, New Zealand
+64 7-867 9080
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Arriving to the village you can park in the car park and then take a bus for 5 dollars up to the hill or you can try park around the beach and take a short hike (4 km) to Cathedral Cove. But I would recommend...More

Thank Jeannieee
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The beach and cove will not disappoint you. However, as beautiful and scenic as the cove was, our experience will always be marred by the arduous walk to and from (signs suggested 45min each way). With two young kids in tow, this was a very...More

Thank weLEFT
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to cathedral cove several times now and it doesn't seem to loose its appeal. White sand beach with clear turquoise water, flanked by towering sandstone formations. It's a beautiful place for a picnic or a dip in the sea. One attack on...More

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Thank ToKuKu
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in NZ. Crystal clear green waters that are calm and refreshing.

Thank DeborahMello
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beaches and walk. Takes about 40 mins to walk there but worth it. There are coves to stop at along the way. Good swimming but watch for stinging jellyfish. Downside is lack of washroom facilities - one at parking lot and then no others...More

Thank cantravellor
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This was nice and clean white sand beach .any age group can visit and enjoy the beach activities and has water taxi facility as well which keep running every 20 min .

Thank Rupan2016
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is an iconic spot but be prepared if you have small children. On even a mild day (25degC) this was a difficult walk for the kids. It takes about 40 minutes each way from the carpark and is very hilly. On our day there...More

Thank DrLee70
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We walked from the car park down at lunchtime, there were plenty of people around but everyone was enjoying the beach and swimming plus view of cathedral cove. Kayaking looked like fun and we might do that another day. The water was warm enough to...More

Thank Miriam M
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Fortunately for us the day we had planned to do the walk to Cathedral Cove was the best day that we had since arriving in Auckland. The low tide was scheduled for about midday so we had been advised to arrive anytime from 10am to...More

Thank Travel4me070
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 11:00 the parking lot at the top of the hill was full but we waited for around 5 min and got a spot.... It was a nice hike down around 20 minutes down and around 35 min up... It's a crazy hike...More

Thank saskatchewanRegina
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16 July 2017|
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Response from hirschwrites | Reviewed this property |
The walk itself is well paved. At the end, though, is a series of stairs. You'd have to carry the pram/baby down those stairs. But the view is remarkable.
3 May 2017|
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Response from Rupan2016 | Reviewed this property |
car park is free , but get there early as its very busy spot.
2 May 2017|
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Response from Susan A | Reviewed this property |
We saw the water taxi arriving at the Cove. I don't remember a jetty for the passengers to disembark. You'd need to check when you drive trough Hahei on your way to the Cove. Sorry this response is going to be too late for... More