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Address: | Coramandel, Hahei, New Zealand

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the walk

great walk, but we went at high tide, and we couldn't walk through the tunnel. i went a long time ago and thought we could walk through, must have been at low tide!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Putaruru, New Zealand
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Putaruru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

great walk, but we went at high tide, and we couldn't walk through the tunnel. i went a long time ago and thought we could walk through, must have been at low tide!!!

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Leeton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Bit of a hike to the beach. Take a boat tour. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking.... Choose a quiet time as we couldn't even get a park it was that busy!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I don't think it is particularly amazing but it's an easy and nice 30-40min walk. I would commend getting there early if you want to find space for your car. You willies really good pictures.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Its great, but do go late or early when it is quiet, and you will get the benefit of some good photo opportunities

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this place , a beatiful walk from the forest down to the beach. Add to this it is for free. Will definately come back again.

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This afternoon visit was one of our highlights. With any luck you will visit on a clear day and see magnificent views!! The hike in was challenging, wear decent shoes. Make sure to take water as well. I thought this would be another pretty beach, but the views along the way were spectacular.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

cathedral cove is amazing! we hiked down from hahei beach. took us about 45 min going up/down hills and stairs but it was well worth the hike! the water was cold though but the weather was perfect! be sure to pack a picnic :) bring lots of sunscreen too. i took some great pictures here!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Cathedral Cove and the associated Mares Leg Bay, Stingray Bay and Gemstone Bay form the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, immediately north of Hahei, on New Zealand's Coromandel coast. A stunning backdrop of volcanic cliffs clothed in Pohuukawa trees, flax and toetoe frame sparkling waters that are home to an amazing abundance of New Zealand's marine wild life. Huge snapper greet... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

There is a fair hike to get to it up steep mud tracks with a fair amount of large step steps. I would say you need to have a fair standard of fitness to get there and back and there is no disabled access. Once you arrive it's beautiful and very peaceful. Great photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

No easy access by car, so be prepared for a little hike. The hike was not too hard and provided spectacular views of the ocean, so it was worth the exercise. The beach itself was beautiful with a very unique natural arc/cave. Great photo opportunity and beautiful beach.

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