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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Biggar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were only staying overnight in nearby Hahei and our late afternoon arrival and tidal times determined the pace of our visit to Cathedral Cove. The parking area at the site is limited to about 60 vehicles and fortunately our guesthouse hosts offered to drop us off there as there were few available spaces when we arrived. If you have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It`s one of the most beautiful places i`ve seen on the North Island in New Zealand. This beach is absolutly Georgious and i love the view there. It`s a perfect place to relax and go for a swim.

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Rolla, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The cove was beautiful. The hike to get there was a good mix of views, moderate climbs, and turns that made even a bad weather day seem fun. The cove and cave were great and just remote enough to be uncrowded but not that hard to reach.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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