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“Well worth the walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral Cove

Cathedral Cove
| Coramandel, Hahei, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Hahei
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Meath, Ireland
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“Well worth the walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Quite a trek from the carpark but well worth it. Bring water and a snack with you as, apart from toilet facilities, there is no other services at the carpark or at the cove.

Visited October 2012
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“Nice to go for a walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Great little walk down and up. There seemed to be a lot of people huffing and puffing on the way up. Conservative DoC signs suggest 40 minutes one way. I would not recommend doing it in jandals.
Parking is a little scarse if there are lots of people visiting.
If there are 2 fit people, you could take a stroller if you are prepared to stick to the main trail and carry the stroller down 5 flights of stairs to the beach.

Visited November 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Very unusual”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Unusual rock formation and some nice areas for walking but not much else going on. Small beach. Good for a look if you are passing but wouldn't go out of your way

Visited January 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Worth the hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We set off from Hahei beach late afternoon. The walk is in the bush trailing along the coastline till you get to the beautiful beach and natural Cathedral Cove. There are many sleep inclines and steps so you have to be relatively fit. As we arrived the Tide was coming in so a quick photo under the arch, a sit on the beacjh to marvel at the beautiful scene and back on the track to Hahei beach. This walk took us about 35 minutes each way. You can join the track at Cathedral Cove car park and then its a shorter walk . Seemed popular with families using the beach and well as tourists just going for a look. I can imagine at the height of the season it would be very busy hence go early morning or late afternoon to get a good photo opportunity.

Visited October 2012
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“Great views and nice walk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Definitely bring a camera! We did it with a 4-month old baby in an Ergo baby carrier (like baby bjorn) without any problems. It took us 30 mins each way (maybe a few minutes longer on the way back). Worth a visit. Do hot water beach on the same day.

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