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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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A brilliant trip out even in winter!

We had an amazing time on the kayaks. Our instructor gave us loads of information about the history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
zoewilso
via mobile
Amazing experience!!!

The kayaking tour beginning of July was hands down one of our highlights while travelling through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra L
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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 10 years, Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours are one of NZ's must do activities!
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88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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+64 7-866 3877
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time on the kayaks. Our instructor gave us loads of information about the history of the area and ensured we felt very safe on the kayaks. The hot drinks and cookies at cathedral cove were a lovely touch!

Thank zoewilso
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your generous comments Zoe.. glad to hear you had a great trip!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kayaking tour beginning of July was hands down one of our highlights while travelling through NZ! After being in super friendly email contact for the booking with owner Mike we were lucky to enjoy a beautiful day! Haydn was an amazing guide in every...More

Thank Sandra L
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your comments Sandra. I'll be sure to let Hayden know you had a great time on the water with him, I am sure he'll be delighted to read your generous review. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had an awesome time. Staff are friendly and the scenery is beautiful and it is really fun to Kayak around the bays and Cathedral Cove

Thank Steven H
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thanks again for kayaking with us Steven, glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Highlight of our time in Whitianga? Kayaking with Hayden to Cathedral Cove was one of the best things that we did in New Zealand. There is no better way to see the coast than from a kayak. Oh and did I mention that a wonderful...More

Thank mafarmerga
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Wow, what a generous review! I am sure Hayden will be very happy to hear you had such a good trip. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

At first I thought the weather wasn't going to cooperate but we had great weather and a fantastic trip. We first went around the nearby islands where we saw sea lions and several birds. Then we went to Cathedral Cove which is so beautiful really...More

Thank pandabear6
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Great to hear you enjoyed the trip.. I'll be sure to let Hayden know you had a good time on the water with him, no doubt he'll be delighted. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 31 May 2017

I loved this experience!! The views are breathtaking and you get to stop at a gorgeous beach on the Coromandel coast.

Thank Lillian M
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks again for kayaking with us.. glad you had a great trip!

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Went on this guided trip with my wife. What a totally awesome experience. We had a superb guide, felt in safe hands the entire time, saw amazing sights and had great coffee on the beach at Cathedral Cove. Thank you for a great memory

Thank Braveheart14
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Many thanks for your generous comments, glad to hear you had a great trip!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We copped the rain when we did our tour so I feel it wasn't as good as it could have been. Though I must say, this is not the companies fault! Other than the weather, we had a great day! Cathedral Cove is a nice...More

Thank breejm
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip (nice work braving the rain and the waves!). Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This tour is so much fun even in apeil, I had never kayaked before so was a great place to start! All the instructors are so helpful and we had ant who was a good laugh and makes a brill mocha on the coffee break....More

Thank Lucy F
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks for your comments Lucy, glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had the most amazing experience with Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours. Keith, our guide, was knowledgable and lovely! We loved hearing all his stories and exploring the water and Cathedral Cove. We got lucky and even saw a seal in the wild,...More

Thank Tess B
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks for your generous comments Tess, what a privilege it is to be your favourite experience in NZ! I'll be sure to let Keith know you had such a good time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us.

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21 March 2017|
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Response from Robyn H | Reviewed this property |
Hi - we were at Cathedral Cove in early December 2016, so quite a different season (as noted by the previous comment). As it's autumn, it will probably be moderate temperature-wise, but the weather may be more changeable... More
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Jessica M
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
Absolutely no experience necessary and just a moderate level of fitness is required. If you can walk around a busy airport, lift your luggage into a taxi and walk the stairs at your accomodation then you'll be fine on the... More
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