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Cathedral Cove

| Coramandel, Hahei, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Hahei
Type: Bodies of Water
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I wanted to see that Cove at the sunrise but it was a cloudy day so was disappointed for a start but we are amazed by the natural formation of the Cove and it is cool that we can walk through it. The sound of the water hitting the rock in the morning almost firghtened my wife but It is... More

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Carcans, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A two hour return with some wonderful views, some great access to sheltered bays where you can snorkel. The water is crystal clear, the sand is awesome and the walk quite physical. The walk is therefore really great. But Cathedral Cove it self isn't that impressive. It is pretty, for sure, but there are other features in New-Zealand far more... More

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Darwin, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A bit of a hike but well worth the effort, make sure you wear walking shoes, boots as the path gets slippery when wet. Made for some speccy photos

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Flandres
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a very nice hike to start with. Not too long, less than 30 minutes, I think. But it had some wonderful scenic views on the Pacific and some 'shire-like' (LOTR) views of the walk paths on the way there. At the ocean itself, the cove was very nice to see. Too bad you're never alone with all those... More

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washington, utah
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Cathedral Cove is one of the prettiest beaches I've ever visited. I recommend a kayaking tour with Cathedral Cove Kayaks. Go up the coast 20 minutes to Whitianga if you want to pick up sea shells.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great walk to arrive at a beautiful beach. It was winter and the water wasn't even very cold, there were people swimming. There's also a small waterfall with a rainbow. Public toilets available which are very clean. Handy if you do the walk with children.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Loved everything about the trip,beautiful scenery, sunshine,marine life, amazing beaches, clear safe bays for swimming and snorkeling. You need to be fit!Lots of walking up and down cliffs but well worth every minute.

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Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Was a delightful walk...with stunning scenery. Do wear appropriate shoes though!! Take a bottle of water too.

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Gainesville, Florida
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Coromondel Peninsula is a beautiful part of NZ and cathedral cove is a highlight of the region. I thought the drive up the peninsula through the mountains to get to the cove was beautiful. The view from the top of the track is breathtaking, especially at sunrise. The walk down takes a little while. The actual cove is really... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The walk from the Parking Lot to Cathedral Cove is in itself beautiful. Takes about 40 mins at easy pace. The Cove itself has quite a few stunning geographical features...

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