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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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Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

There were loads of people at the carpark when we arrived, but this number dropped off along the path to Cathedral Cove itself, and even fewer made it all the way to the end so we had a nice, quiet time on the beach once we got there. Uneven paths the entire way, so be sure to wear good walking... More

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Cathedral cove is most definitely worth the detour and walk! beautiful beach, great scenery. pity it rained...

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Western Australia, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice long walk, a little bit fit and right shoes is necessary mainly because once we got there we didn't have too much time to sit and rest. Just a few photos, 20 min stretch and back again and with 2 kids. So don't go too late. Definitely no no with a pram or very young kid that doesn't walk... More

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

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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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