Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours
Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full of beaches, islands and rock gardens that are just waiting to be explored.Paddle through sea caves, interact with the local marine life and discover the thrill of kayak sailing with the wind on your back. To top it off we land at Cathedral Cove where you will be treated to our world famous cappuccinos and hot chocolates on the beach! Having delighted travellers for over 20 years, Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours are one of NZ's must do activities!
Hahei, New Zealand

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Debbaumi
Whitianga, New Zealand4 contributions
Feb 2024 • Business
Fantastic morning kayaking to Cathedral Cove. Our guide Hayden was excellent. He is an inspiring and knowing guide who taught us many things about the fascinating coastline, the Maori culture / history and the ocean life. Kayaks and all equipment were top notch and we hit the jackpot with the weather. Highly recommend!
Martina and Ernst @ Wairua Lodge
Written 20 February 2024
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Glad you got some great weather! Thanks so much for joining us, and I'll pass that on to Hayden.
Written 20 February 2024
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Elise C
6 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
A gentle, easy way to reach a natural wonder currently not accesible from the mainland, with some interesting colonial era history and stories behind local place names. The morning teach on the beach at the cove was a nice touch too.
Written 19 February 2024
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Thanks for the review!
Written 20 February 2024
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Anthea Fraser G
8 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
An easy kayak to Cathedral Cove, where you land and are elegantly served with the hot drink of your choice and a cookie. Plenty of time there to look around and swim. Pleasant and supportive guides. I loved going through a rock arch on one of the islands.
Written 18 February 2024
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Awesome, the archway on Poikeke is one of the highlights for us too.
Written 20 February 2024
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SydneeSpruiell
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is definitely an activity worth doing while in the area, Cathedral Cove (and surrounding area) views are absolutely breathtaking. The guides are super friendly and knowledgeable, we had GEORGIA for our tour and she was awesome. Couldn’t have asked for more out of a guide. She gave us so much info about the rocks, marine species, and local recommendations! All we can say is thanks, Georgia!
Written 14 February 2024
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Thanks so much for the great review, I'll pass that onto Georgia. Sounds like you had a great time!
Written 20 February 2024
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P.G.O.
3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had an amazing afternoon kayaking fram Hahei to Catbedral Cove with Haiden.
He is an inspiring and knowing guide who taught us many things about maori culture and the surrounding nature
It has been a fatanstic experince.
On top of all he is a super barista.
Written 14 February 2024
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Glad to hear you had a great time and learnt a lot along the way! Thanks for joining us.
Written 20 February 2024
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Judith G
Walton-On-Thames, UK14 contributions
We’d never kayaked before but our guide, Nathan, explained everything very clearly so we had no problems. He also gave us interesting information on the way and we spotted snapper swimming about the kayaks. The cup of coffee was most welcome😊 Would really recommend
Written 13 February 2024
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The coffee is always a highlight! Thanks for the great review.
Written 20 February 2024
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francesco d
Gambettola, Italy4 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We spent our best time kayaking to Cathedral Cove thanks to these guys, our guide Ollie gave us lots of interesting information about New Zealand and Coromandel peninsula and also did the best mocaccino of the country!!
Written 11 February 2024
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Glad the mocha was top notch! Thanks for coming.
Written 20 February 2024
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Matthias B
Zurich, Switzerland24 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Nice tour, nice vibe, super nice guide (Nathan) and sunny but windy weather - enjoyed it very much, great coffee at a beach in the middle of nowhere!
Written 10 February 2024
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Thanks for joining us! We'll pass that on to Nathan.
Written 20 February 2024
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kathleen a
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Such a worthwhile tour. James was very informative and a great guide.
We were able to spent time on the cove beach and go for a optional swim.
Afterwards we enjoyed a hot drink
You get plenty of time to paddle and admire the beautiful scenery .
Written 9 February 2024
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Thanks for joining us, the water is so beautiful and warm for our coffee and swim breaks at the moment!
Written 10 February 2024
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Curiosity56475420167
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Amazing views! Our guide James was great and made sure we all had a great time. He was also very knowledgeable. We have kayaked before but never in the ocean and it was not an issue! I can’t recommend this experience enough! A must do.., especially the only way to see the cove now is by water!
Written 8 February 2024
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Awesome, glad you enjoyed your first time sea kayaking!
Written 10 February 2024
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