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Cathedral Cove Walk

Grange Road, Hahei, New Zealand
+64 7-867 9080
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“car park” (251 reviews)
“water taxi” (91 reviews)
“cathedral cove” (507 reviews)
Grange Road, Hahei, New Zealand
+64 7-867 9080
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even though it's a little Bit of a hike to get down there and can be a struggle for parking it is worth it! Bring your picnic baskets and swimwear and make a day out of it.

Thank Elsak24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to the cove many times over many years. It is a lovely walk and has recently had the track tarselled probably due to popularity and easier maintenance. So it's much quicker to walk. It's still lovely. Bring some water as it can get...More

Thank Raniformis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning walk and the rock formation is just amazing. It is a generous 45 minute walk. Do take water.

Thank t7gjc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk in on the track is okay easy, so long as the track isn't closed for maintenance as it seven we visited. We had to detour down a muddy side track for part of the walk. When you get there it is truely magical...More

1  Thank Darren G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cathedral Cove is on everyone’s To Do list, and features in so much publicity, but it is still literally breathtaking when you visit it. There’s a pretty long trek in - around 45 minutes - and that’s downhill, so it’s harder work coming back. We...More

1  Thank DadaGee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made the rather long walk from the car park to Cathedral Cove and were very pleased we did.The walk is a bit of a challenge and was more like 50 minutes each way than the 45 stated.Work was being undertaken on part of the...More

1  Thank jennifer m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best spots in north island of NZ! There are many photo opportunities and the rock formations are just amazing! It's a moderate walk with steps and slopes - we have 2 young children and a 60yo and they had to take a...More

Thank Jane Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a lovely walk to Cathedral Cove. A bit unfortunate that it's a sealed track all the way. I prefer a unformed track.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a full on walk! Couldn't get a park at the top of the hill so parked down at beach and walked to the cove. Took a good hour but well worth it!!! NZ is a very special place!

Thank Galbraith5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We beat the crowds down to the cove. Watched the sunrise at 7am then straight to the cove car park. At this time of day there was plenty of parking but I would imagine in busier times it would be hard to get a park....More

1  Thank gvp10
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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