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Cathedral Cove

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Address: | Coramandel, Hahei, New Zealand

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great family day

beautiful view from carpark of electric blue sea and dotted islands, it seemed a long hot walk down to the cove but so much easier and quicker coming back, the cove is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Levin, New Zealand
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Levin, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

beautiful view from carpark of electric blue sea and dotted islands, it seemed a long hot walk down to the cove but so much easier and quicker coming back, the cove is breathtaking, a beach like id never seen before, caves and sharp pointed rocks compliment eachother, the turquiose sea and white sand, a romantic spot for sure, not too... More 

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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The beach and beauty of Cathedral Cove is the reward you get for doing the track. Quite a fair bit of uphill climbing and don't be fooled by the last signage that indicates 5 minutes to destination but in actual fact is 15 minutes as someone has scratched the '1' off.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

An amazingly beautiful hike down to a spectacular beach! Highly recommended! This is the most beautiful beach we've been to in New Zealand so far! The water is so clear and beautiful!!!

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Havant, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

nice easy walk with well maintained steps to the beach. /Make sure you are 4 hours either side of low water to make the most of it and walk safely through the hole. Well worth the effort

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Another fantastic natural attraction, NZ has so many and this one does have the wow-factor - a beautiful, sandy beach, breathtaking natural arch, a mini-waterfall & a huge rock-stack on the beach. Bliss.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Wow what a magnificent place and free. Make sure you park in the car park at the top wait for a space if non available as people and cars always going. Although it say 45 mins to cove it is more like 30 mins. Take your swimmers as it is a great place to swim and cool down when you... More 

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Silicon Valley
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36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is really as scenic and picturesque as you see in the photos of this place. Water is a gorgeous blue and there are many small rock islands jutting out in the ocean. The arch itself is large and you can walk through it and take pictures of both sides of it, depending on the time of day the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely worth the walk to reach this beach, absolutely gorgeous white sand and turquoise water. The walk itself is very scenic and the views are amazing!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful beach and lovely rock features. However the walk to it takes 45 minutes for the very fit. Very steep in some parts, many steps down to the beach and huge uphill bits back! Not for the faint hearted, but really beautiful walk. Top car park is too small for the demand so parking is difficult. You... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After finding the Cathedral Cove carpark chockerblock on arrival in the afternoon, my husband and I decided to postpone our walk until early next morning. So glad we did! Next morning at 8.00am we easily secured a park and only had to share the beautiful Cathedral Cove with 6 others. Managed to get some great shots of the arch too.... More 

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