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Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

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Address: South End of Hahei Beach, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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+64 7-866 3910
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

See all the highlights of this spectacular volcanic coastline in one hour...

See all the highlights of this spectacular volcanic coastline in one hour including, two film locations from the 2nd Narnia movie Prince Caspian and world famous CATHEDRAL COVE. Explore spectacular sea caves and if dolphins take time out of their busy schedules to visit us in the bay, we have a marine mammal watch permit.When the tide is right you will visit an awesome blowhole and venture into a sea cave 80 feet high. Truly a magical place!

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Worth the Drive!

We (family and friends) have traveled all the way from Auckland and Back in day's time (12 hours, to be honest) and what day day it was!!! From Hot water beach (where water wasn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We (family and friends) have traveled all the way from Auckland and Back in day's time (12 hours, to be honest) and what day day it was!!! From Hot water beach (where water wasn't actually hot) to Cathedral Cove's distance is not much. But the view is scenic and breath taking!! Worth

Thank RaviSoni78
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great start to day 2 or girls weekend great weathet was fantastic to explore the coastline and caves!!

Thank ShortyEm77
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it from start to finish. Caves were awesome to see and the tour guide was great and knowledgeable on the area. I would do this again in a heart beat. I now know why this got recommended to us by 3 different people and it was also the only thing we got recommended to do. High five to the... More 

Thank tharaen d
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this 1 hour trip of the area including catherderal cove. We'd recommend it because the guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the area and the marine reserve inc the work going on to protect the environment. He gave a perfect amount of information and explained things clearly at a level that suited all on board. I'd suggest... More 

Thank Tuckers73
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not a tour kind of person but we wanted to see what was around us in Hahei. This exceeded our expectations. The guys where friendly and funny on the beach the guide we had was knowledgeable and interesting with a PHD in marine biology, we found out later he's the shark guy and he helps out. Well worth a... More 

Thank International-Dee
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This tour was excellent! We took off from the beach at Hahei and saw the best caves, islands and special parts of this coast. Small tour, informative, and lots of fun in the boat! Recommend it!

Thank Virginia S
Success, Australia
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

This trip was recommended to us and it was great fun. We spent an hour on the water going along the coast line. The boat moved across the water fast and was exciting. We went into two caves, which had amazing scenery. It was good seeing the rocks from the water to get a different perspective. Good as a photography... More 

Thank Carole P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great experience from beginning to end, made even better by having the most beautiful summer's day and flat sea. We phoned the morning of our tour to see if we could book two families (including a 5 yr old and two 8 yr olds) in that day, and within three hours we were out on the water with Riley. This... More 

Thank Heresmythoughts
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful trip with most interesting skipper (Tom) - beautiful views, fascinating geology and the history well explained by skipper. Thoroughly enjoyed

Thank Judith B
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This one hour trip is really worth the money! You don't only get to see Cathedral cove, but many other creeks and caves that you can't access by foot or car. Moreover, you get a bit more background and information on all the rock formations etc,... we were also lucky to have great weather, so it was an awesome trip!... More 

Thank Annemie H

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