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Cathedral Cove Walk

Grange Road, Hahei, New Zealand
+64 7-867 9080
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“car park” (247 reviews)
“water taxi” (90 reviews)
“cathedral cove” (497 reviews)
Grange Road, Hahei, New Zealand
+64 7-867 9080
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Would have been nicer in Summer, but we had fun hiking to Cathedral Cove. Trail is well kept. Great length for small children.

Thank youngti
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went swimming here. weather wasn't great but still amazing. Lots of people around though, so not as quiet as you would first expect.

Thank Charlotte12358
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area to visit. We visited during their winter, so it wasn't very crowded which was nice. The weather was still nice enough to enjoy.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most scenic walk to go in New Zealand is free. Definitely a must do. Preferably choose a sunny day and spend some time there. There are very good paid activities there but the walk itself worth the visit.

Thank Brazilian_walker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove here along the mountain road through the Coromandel forest. Along the way, massive hedges 20-30ft protecting Chinese gooseberries or kiwis as they became known. Hahei is a beautiful beach but nothing compared to Cathedral Cove. The best in NZ. We walked there through wonderful...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even in winter it is a spectacular sight. Definitely worth the walk to get there. Beautiful waterfal and secondary cave - amazing.

Thank Grandmother903
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our fist day in New Zealand brought us to Hai Hei beach & Cathedral Cove. Absolutely stunning! Just like in all the pictures we had been looking at. The hike was not difficult, although there were a few steep parts, but the views were completely...More

Thank reneecoughlin
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a fair walk with some fantastic views. There are one or 2 steep bits but just take your time. The final destination makes any hard work worth the effort. Try to coincide your visit with low tide so that you are able to...More

Thank Bilbo15
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Be prepared for a 30 minute walk on a track from the car park down to the cove, it is steep in parts. The car park itself is quite small, so I can imagine during the summer will be pretty manic, so have a back...More

1  Thank Zubie C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We visited out of season (a Monday in mid Autumn) but the car park at the start of the walk was near full. There are other parking options back towards town but the cove is already a reasonable walk from the top car park -...More

1  Thank Richard E
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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.
4 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