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“Here's advice from a local resident.....” 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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“Here's advice from a local resident.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Parking at the carpark entrance to the walk can be a nightmare, especially in the summer months.
Dont even try to drive up Grange Road in the hope of finding a park! For the first 3 weeks of January there is parking on the right as you enter the village and from here a shuttle bus runs very regularly up to the walk entrance. If that parking is not in operation there is another very good option....drive down to the beach and park in the carpark. Walk down on to the beach and go left (west) until you almost get to the big trees hanging over on to the beach. To the left of the trees you will find a staircase and path which winds around the cliff, through the trees and up to the start of the walk. The walk is not tough but its adviseable to wear supportive shoes and...its not pushchair/stroller friendly so a piggy back ride or a cuddle walk is needed for little ones!
Its certainly worth the walk so dont let me put you off!

Visited July 2013
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“Great hike, wonderful views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The hike out to the coves was really beautiful, and was just the right mix of uphill and down, making it a nice workout without being too stressful. Of course, the views were totally worth the hike. The cliffs and the ocean were breathtaking.

Visited June 2013
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“A highlight in the Coramandel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

An obvious highlight for the peninsula. About 25min walk each way with some reasonable climbing via stairs. Very photogenic both in the cove and along the walk on the way in.

Visited July 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Natures Church/Cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

A must see place with a good track down to the cove made walking easy. We walked down to the cove twice. Once whilst dark to capture the sunrise. We also took a cruise along the coast. Would love to go back there.

Visited April 2013
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“A MUST.. MUST VISIT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DETINATION... Definitely a must visit for me . Park your vehicle in the car park by Hahei beach and then make this 55min to 1 hr 10 min walk (including a few stops to take photos) from the beach to the coves via a scenic cliff-top pathway. It's incredibly breathtaking and makes for a beautiful place to click pictures... There are no facilities, so take everything you need on the walk. The walk over to Cathedral Cove was beautiful with views of islands and blue seas, expensive YACHTS plying . It has a huge cave like structure with beach at both sides..white sand.. clear waters..Huge rocks carved by wind and water make for a splendid view. It is a secluded getaway from the stressful world. a place where you can spend whole day without thinking.. such a beauty of nature.. The walk to tis place is also very interesting.. Take a breath a do visit this place..put some easy clothes.. carry water .. and take food along.. you will never forget this place.. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES I HAVE VISITED TILL DATE....

Visited November 2012
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