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Took a wrong turn on the way to Cathedral Cove & found Hahei Beach! Lucky me

I started the walk to Cathedral Cove & on the path I took a wrong turn (not paying attention) and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
I forgot how stunning this place is.

I went here back in 1996. I visited again in 2018. But time stands still when walking on the sand... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Carl L
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I started the walk to Cathedral Cove & on the path I took a wrong turn (not paying attention) and ended up on Hahei Beach. Beautiful beach & I was pleasantly surprised even if it did add extra miles to my walk. Boats leave from...More

Thank miccof
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Nice beach but not unbeliveable breathtaking beach. Rather doing Cathedral Cove which is close by and is awesome

Thank steve123533
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I went here back in 1996. I visited again in 2018. But time stands still when walking on the sand and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. There is a rope swing near the rocks and I took many photos on this. I sat on the beach...More

Thank Carl L
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This beach is beautiful! You can walk to the mountain Pa, that’s really nice. The views from the beach are really nice.

Thank Rian6
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This beach is breath taking. It is peaceful and away from the tourist area. Nice to walk along the beach and get amazing photos. Peaceful to sit there and watch the waves come crashing down or read a book.

Thank arwen2769
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is absolutely beautiful, you can snokel here and fish. Great for the kids to enjoy as its usually very calm. You can walk to Cathedral Cove which is absolutely a must for sightseeing and walk through the hole in the Rock which is very...More

Thank keentraveller2018
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This a great place to relax on the beach and enjoy a safe swim with the kids in beautifully clear water. Do be aware that you might have to walk a 100 or so metres to the beach in the busy season weekends as the...More

Thank Pete_VTauranga
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Or family of 5 spent 2 nights in an air bnb to enjoy the hot water beach and cathedral cove. Wonderful experience! For the hot water beach, don't just dig anywhere. It took us several holes before we figured out the secret. First, walk along...More

Thank Dana M
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This stunning beach is reminiscent of Thailand with beautiful white sands and tropical looking stacks and islands out in the bay. So clean, very few people, even although we were there mid day, albeit post the school holidays. Adjacent to the beach is an amazing...More

Thank FiKidd
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Was staying in Hahei and started here for the Cathedral Cove walk. This part of the walk is much nicer/more natural (the path to Cathedral Cove is paved). Hahei is just the epitomy of vacation feeling...

Thank laurashoffnung
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