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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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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A must see, well worth the walk and such a stunning place, take loads of water and sunscreen and relax on the beach. On the way snorkel in gemstone bay loads of fish in marine reserve

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We did the ocean kayak tour Fantastic trip Great way to see the cove and surrounding areas. Trip is suitable for all level of kayakers. Hot Water Beach is also fun. Great little Boutique Brewery that makes Wonderful Pizza.

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I did both the canoe trip to cathedral cove and the walk there. Both were very nice, though I preferred the canoe trip, because then it really feels like you've arrived in paradise once you get to the beach.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

It's a nice formation, the walk downhill was nice but uphill could be a struggle if you're not fit. It was high tide when we went so we couldn't walk under the formation into the 'cathedral'. Make sure you go at low tide to make the walk worth it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Can be busy and the track is hazardous - indeed a very good place to break an ankle: for a major attraction the local authority are failing in their duty if care and not maintaining it. Apparently the locals vetoed improvements - plainly don't want to share with anybody they deem unfit. And also the Stingray Cove is better (everyone... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We walked it, but it is far for toddlers, so unless you can carry them in a pack, it is not suitable for buggies or prams. However my 2 year old managed with a bit of carrying and walking and adored the beach

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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A beautiful and peaceful spot. You feel as if you are the only person on the planet, sitting and listening to the wash of the waves. A favourite place

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited as part of our bus tour and it was great to see this unusual formation. The sea has created a huge hole in the rock and there are also more that have been formed nearby. It is free to visit but there is a steep walk down to beware aware of. For us it was worth it though.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a seriously gorgeous beach from every angle you explore it. Definitely check it out, and snorkel if you get the chance.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A walk up and down some scenic hills and you will find yourself at quite a beautiful scene. The beach is amazing and offers plenty of chance for a swim, apparently even in the cold weather. The cathedral cove is fun to look at and walk underneath in a strange walk through time almost. Definitely go and do this walk.

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