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Address: | Coramandel, Hahei, New Zealand

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One of the standout experiences during our trip to NZ. We got there early to avoid the crowds, to get a parking space (by the time we got back in the afternoon there were people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

One of the standout experiences during our trip to NZ. We got there early to avoid the crowds, to get a parking space (by the time we got back in the afternoon there were people queuing for spaces) and to get the early morning light and low tides. The walk down to the beach was pretty easy (while steep in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Cathedral Cove is beyond beautiful! The views & scenery are out of this world. With well set out paths, the hike there & back was awesome (& tiring haha) - definitely worth it! I would recommend wearing good walking shoes & taking water. :)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A well formed track takes you up and down and the uphill grade is not too bad but wear decent walking shoes. This will get your blood pumping but it is such an awesome end destination that it will not disappoint. We brought lunch and stayed a few hours. The scenery is stunning and unspoilt, even the toilet facilities are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Cathedral Cove is my favorite destination in the Coromandel and the far North thus far. The beach is lovely albeit crowded. There are several small bays you can stop at on the route down as well. The hike there offers lovely views and variety of shade, sun and terrain. Warm, harsh waves and soft pillowy sand make it the perfect... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight of our trip. We asked our hosts about places to see and they recommended Cathedral Cove. We drove there and back from the Thames side, If we were to do it again, I'd stay there and then visit early in the morning or later in the day.It's a good walk from the parking lot. And you... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The hike down to Cathedral Cove takes about 45 minutes. The hike back is arduous and took about an hour. If you are out of shape, I don't recommend doing this. The views down and back are breathtaking. The beach is incredibly beautiful with splendid rock formations along the coast. Scenes from The Chronicles of Narnia were shot here.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stunningly spectacularly superbly beautiful. I could find more superlatives but won't. If you do nothing else on the Coromandel Peninsula then this has to be it. A definite must. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The cove actually makes this as if there are 2 different beaches... One on either side of the cove 😊 Travel light, as the walk from the parking area till the beach could be a task in itself. It includes a few inclines, declines and steps. Do carry adequate water supplies and snacks as it will definitely be time and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A fantastically good walk to the beach and cove. It's worth taking a pair of reasonably gripped shoes for the walk as it is a 45 minute hike with plenty of ups and downs to the beach. Wonderful when you get there. The climb up the stairs on the way back was a bit strenuous (I'm over sixty).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came here over Easter - the end of the season but obviously still a holiday. We found car parking to be a real issue. The car park is very small and there is no parking on the surrounding approach roads, it took some time waiting for a space before we could park. Be warned - the path down to... More 

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