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Cathedral Cove

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Address: | Coramandel, Hahei, New Zealand
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beautiful walk

This is a very special, beautiful beach with interesting rock formations, sea cave, a little waterfall.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is a very special, beautiful beach with interesting rock formations, sea cave, a little waterfall.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Get there early in the day! Parking at the summit is extensive but the carpark fills up quickly, so ensure you arrive there early to secure your spot. The car park is at the top of a 'significant' hill. I personally would hate to have to park the car at the bottom and walk up to the top. The walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Great views, lovely walk on a well maintained track, fascinating geology. A rainy day for us unfortunately but fantastic none the less.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Just beautiful, Cathedral Cove was an experience I will never ever forget. Worth the walk down and definitely a highlight from my trip to nz

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I visited Cathedral Cove as part of a full day tour of the Coromandel Peninsular which originated in Auckland. Delightful views coupled with a very pleasant walk from the car park through the pastures and then the rainforest before descending to the beach area and the gap in the coastline rock face. Highly recommended

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A half hour walk from the car park-if you don't stop to look at the amazing views. Lots of families and travellers hanging out enjoying the sea-yes even in May it was not cold

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

While walking to Cathedral Cove, we stopped by Gemstone Bay (snorkeling point), clear water and beautiful view. Continued walking for 25 mins to Cathedral Cove, view from the top while walking was amazing and breathtaking. Cathedral Cove itself is an amazing place. Love it!

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went during the cyclone Pam. So the weather was crap and stores were closed the day we arrived. But the cyclone blew off the next morning so we were able to go to Cathedral Cove. In general you should go to the cove during low tide so ask the receptionist at your hotel when that is. Because of Cyclone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went there with family. It was raining but still was nice. The drive from Whitianga was short and pleasant. The view is great and the entire area beautiful.

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akaroa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

this walk is amazing ,easy walk ,fantastic views ,helpful imformation about tides etc,many tracks and walks,great signage and then when you hit the beach whow so glad we did this ,swimming in may yay ,keep this place special and bring out what you take in .

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