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“cathedral cove”(622 reviews)
65 Grange Rd S, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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All reviews car park water taxi cathedral cove minute walk beautiful beach new zealand nice walk well worth the effort walking shoes flip flops limited parking takes about minutes shuttle bus natural beauty low tide take your time stunning views
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Reviewed yesterday

With a short walk from the car park to the beach, it is very easy to access. the beach itself is clean, neat, and undisturbed. Bet to go at low tide to make sure you can safely walk through the cove and back again.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ken1325
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did not realize the walk would be so bad!!! We assumed it was a short walk down to the beach, so we didn’t pack water! The beach it’s self is beautiful!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chlochlochanel230
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cathedral cove is the highlight but it is worth stopping at the other 2 bays as well. It is quite a walk down which is harder on the way up but was well worth the effort. When i went the sea was quite rough so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sally W
Reviewed 2 days ago

I never tire of walking to the cove and back. The paths are wide & easy walking but with a few steep hills. Go early morning to miss the crowds. I found 8am the best time to walk & for the best photo opportunities.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maria M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning. We caught the ferry across so this photo is the view from boat to land. Don’t even think about visiting Cathedral Cove “the 8th wonder in the world “ JUST DO IT!! I heard the walk down is around 60mis and I would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EJ708555
Reviewed 3 days ago

In summer a shuttle service ran from the visitor car park to the start of the Cathedral Cove track. You pay around 3-5 NZ per person and family a different rate. The walk was a bit strenuous (since I had hay fever), else the view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank j3mathieu
Reviewed 3 days ago

The place is really nice best experienced during a boat tour in the morning you get to see sea lions if you're lucky

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bogdanp596
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great walk. We started from the free park and ride carpark at the beginning of the village and walked to the beach and up to the beginning of the proper track. 20 mins to the start proper and then 40 mins to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great walk , lots of ups and downs but the path is sealed all the way . Steep stairs at the end . A well maintained path. I’d recommend this walk to anyone of all ages . Great views . Water taxi available out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Psarj
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toyed with the idea of taking the water taxi from Hahei Holiday Park beach which was directly behind our lodge, but for some reason it was not running. The other alternative transport was the shuttle from the town car park which is not really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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26 June 2018|
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Response from foster070204 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I do not know. But you can probably check online or the hotel ir B&B where you are staying may have access to the information
4 April 2018|
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Response from hpeters0n4 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. From the Hahei carpark it's about 45 minute walk one way. Alternatively you can park closer to the start of the walk. Some locals charge $10 to park on their property. From there it's a 30 minute walk. Enjoy!
24 March 2018|
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Response from Pat S | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car and drove to all our destinations. We are used to going it on our own. But there are shuttles that will take you. Just ask your concierge desk.