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Cathedral Cove

Address: | Coramandel, Hahei, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Hahei
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery and a pleasant path leads to a magnificent rocky cove where we sheltered under the cathedral 'dome' as it started to rain. There were a lot of steps down at the end and it was hard work walking back up but it was worth it.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The walk down from the car park is beautiful ! Takes about 30min but it took us longer as we stopped to take photo's and enjoy the view. Once you are down there, there are a lot of tourists but never the less it is gorgeous! We tried to snorkel at gemstone bay but it was freezing even with steamers... More

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Paihia, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This beach site is accessible via a walk and steps. It is beautiful place to visit with fantastic views all the way there.

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Darwin, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Cove itself is a fair walk from the car park, so allow time to get down. I left really late and had to power-walk down - the payoff been that I had the place entirely to myself at sunset, which was just spectacular. If you do this make sure you take a light to get back. A must see!

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Frankston, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

First let me say, I had this idea that the 40 minute walk was along beautiful smooth beaches, hah! I don't know where I got that from. The walk is quite difficult in parts, even younger unprofessional walkers were puffing in spots, there are some steep inclines down and up and some gravelly areas to negotiate, at the end where... More

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Cathedral Cove is a classic New Zealand postcard picture. The problem is that there's not a whole lot more to it. It is nice to see but I didn't feel like I gained anything experiencing it in person. If you're nearby it's worth the 1.5hrs round trip walk, if not just look at the photos.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A 30 min walk from the parking spot towards Cathedral cove but the place is amazing. Beautiful beach and scenery so worth the walk. Make sure you visit the other bays during the walk because they are worth the view as well!

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Forster
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31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

At 2.5km one way, the track to Cathedral Cove is only for people with a good level of fitness, as it winds over the headlands of several bays along the way. There is a car park north of Hahei beach, up along Grange Road, but like many of the car parks at attractions in New Zealand, it is small, and... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Incredible view. You have to walk a bit on a trail, but the beach is worth it. We took beautiful photos. You can walk on the beach or swim in the blue sea .

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is what all the guidebooks say, a magical place. Its quite a long walk from the car park and requires a reasonable level of fitness

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