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“Why are they closed?!”

Cathedral Caves Walk
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Surly this spectacle of nature shouldn't have months of operation so the misses and I jumped the fence to walk the hour long trek up the road. We'd planned it for low tide so when we arrived we'd be able to look around the caves. It was no coincidence then that at the same time as low-tide a maintenance worker drove up the road and stated 'Cant you read the sign?' To which we replied we could but didn't understand why this beach and road were private when every other one in the area was free?! He then told us we couldn't walk any further so that was an hour walking up a wooded road for nothing, we didn't even see the beech! Next time we'll bring our $5 and come at a convienent time for nature. Don't bother giving it a go if the road is closed. They're waiting for and watching you. Won't be back in the summer, we'll keep the five bucks!

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We weren’t too sure on whether to pay the $5 fee and head down to the caves but they turned out to be extremely impressive. The walk took about 25mins one way and the caves themselves were huge and went in about 100m. A little bit of climbing was required to get into the caves if you didn’t want to get your feet wet but you could easily walk the water otherwise, it’s pretty shallow. For people not wanting to do either you can access the cave from another entrance if you walk around a bit further.

Thank fobl11
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The walk to Cathedral caves is delightful - even in the rain! The beach is golden and the scenery amazing with the forest rolling right down to the see. The caves themselves are an amazing sight and all the children seemed to enjoy the adventure. Well worth a short trek. Be sure to check the opening times as the gate only opens at low tide. There is also a small charge - but definitely worth it!

Thank JandAKiss
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Amazing walk through native bush to see the caves at low tide. Make sure you don't get caught out by wave that comes up the entrance The walk back up is a good workout.

Thank Glenda09
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Well worth the walk down (and up again) and the $5 charge. It would be worth taking a torch if you can, but it's not absolutely necessary.

Thank caligirlUk
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