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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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We have a 10year old and a 7 year old. Both kids enjoyed it. Staff member Cam was very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2013
skmj t
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Townsville, Australia
Tea party on Cathedral Cove after some stunning kayaking around the bay!

From our briefing on Hahei Beach to sipping tea at Cathedral Cove, this was one fantastic day to... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2013
AasleaghLodge
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Dublin
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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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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We have a 10year old and a 7 year old. Both kids enjoyed it. Staff member Cam was very helpful and made us cappuccinos and hot chocolate for the kids on the beach.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2013

Great to hear you were well looked after and that your family enjoyed their kayaking tour. Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. See you next time!

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

From our briefing on Hahei Beach to sipping tea at Cathedral Cove, this was one fantastic day to remember. Our guide Hayden was informative, fun and really friendly. The views as we kayaked around the coastline were just spectacular, and when we pulled up at...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2013

Thats great news! So glad to hear you had a good time on the water. I'll be sure to pass your comments onto Hayden. Many thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us. See you next time!

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Reviewed 29 April 2013

A fantastic volcanic coast adventure with Ross our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the rugged coast line and volcanic formation. Amazing tunnels, caves, cliffs and blow holes. Ideal activity for all the family. Ross took plenty of pictures so hopefully we can check them...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2013

Many thanks for your great review! Ross will be very happy to hear that you had such a good trip with him. The volcanic coastline is an amazing area to explore.. I'm glad to hear conditions were so nice and that you had such a...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2013

Highly recommended Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours as a knowledge, safe and well organized company to get out on the water and experience some of the coastal beauty of the area. The guides were well trained, knowledgeable as to local history and culture and gave us...More

Thank Wildflower233
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2013

Many thanks for your great review! I will be sure to pass your comments onto our staff. You are right they are well trained and do give 100% to every trip they run. Thanks for coming and we'll see you next time!

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Reviewed 22 April 2013

This trip was great, the staff were very helpful, we text and organised it the day before. This was a great half day activity while in the Coromandel, we got to experience the fresh air, sea life and beautiful Cathedral Cove. The guide was very...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2013

Thanks for taking the tip to post your review. Great to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. I hope the rest of your NZ trip went well too. See you next time!

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Reviewed 12 April 2013

The company came and picked us up from the ferry and then we were on our way! I had booked a full day but the weather was bad so they refunded me for a half-day. But despite the clouds and rain, we still went out...More

Thank Ali H
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience. Great to hear that you enjoyed your trip and that you were well looked after by our team. Thanks for kayaking with us and we'll see you next time!

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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Thanks for such an amazing day last week. I've been a lot of amazing places around the world and can't believe I hadn't been to this area and done this trip until yesterday when it was so close to where I grew up. It certainly...More

Thank Anna S
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2013

Hi Anna, thanks for the great review. Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much and that the weather (and the dolphins) came to the party. Thank you for kayaking with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Hope you had a safe...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2013

We really wanted to kayak to Cathedral cove but the waves were pretty big so we were offered the alternative to kayak to Cooks Beach instead. While the kayaking is probably not as scenic to Cooks beach, we really enjoyed the company, stories and knowledge...More

Thank dewi8
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2013

Many thanks for your great review! Glad to hear that you were well looked after by Ginney, she'll be very happy to read your comments. We would have loved to kayak to Cathedral Cove with you but with your safety our main priority the big...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2013

My husband, daughter, and son-in-law had a great time with Hayden on our kayak tour around the cove. Our guide was knowledgeable, engaging, and made it a great afternoon. The coffees during our stop at the beach really hit the spot.

Thank TammyL
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2013

Many thanks for reviewing your trip with us. I will pass your comments onto Hayden who I am sure will be very grateful. Thanks again and we'll see you next time!

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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Went on this kayak trip on 31st March. It was oh for awesome. They only take eight of you in one trip (between four double kayaks) so it feels personal. Haydn, our guide was the font of knowledge from the Maori history, the geology of...More

Thank Karen E
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2013

Great! So pleased to hear that you had a good time on the water with Hayden. Thanks for posting such a detailed review.. I'll be sure to pass your comments onto Hayden. Thanks again for kayaking with us and we look forward to seeing you...More

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Leonard A
30 August 2017|
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
The following is taken from the Kayak Tours FAQ page.. The Cathedral Cove Classic heads north of Hahei Beach and explores the Marine Reserve and Cathedral Cove. The Remote Coast Tour heads south of Hahei and explores the... More
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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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