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“Natural beauty at its best”

Cathedral Cove Walk
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Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Hahei
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Ohope, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Natural beauty at its best”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The walk from the car park is moderate and take your time to enjoy the views along the way. The beauty of Cathedral Cove with its shimmering turquoise water is fabulous. Last time we visited here, we walked through the cave and became 'guests' of a wedding, being handed a glass of bubbly and nibbles - quite unexpected but added to our day. The addition of the water taxi is a great idea and you can also explore the area in kayaks.

Visited February 2013
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Cleveland, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Worth the Walk”
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I, in our mid sixties, visited Cathedral Cove today. It took us 25 minutes to walk down and 40 minutes to walk up including several rest stops. The view of the cove at the bottom was great. We saw people of all ages including a lot of kids making the climb down and up.

Visited October 2013
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Ohaupo, null, New Zealand
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“Beautiful place”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We did the walk from the car park to Cathedral cove with our four young children. They all managed the walk, even the 2 year old. There are some wonderful views along the walk and when you reach Cathedral cove it is beautiful. The kids loved playing in the water and were awed by the Cathedral. We also walked down to Gemstone bay which was cool, the kids had fun climbing over the rocks. It took us about an hour to walk to Cathedral Cove and just under an hour to walk back. We will definitely be coming back, maybe doing the kayak trip instead of the walk.

Visited October 2013
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“so beautiful I thought I was dreaming”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Went to Hahei beach and found a new water taxi service had started up that very day, to take visitors from the beach to Cathedral Cove. You get off and just catch the next taxi back when ready. Well, the place is so lovely with its huge rock formations, turquoise waters and gold sands you never want to leave. From the cove you look out over all the little islands dotted around the area. We could have stayed all day. Don't forget sunscreen and you will get quite wet getting into the water taxi so wear swimmers!
The water taxi is, of course, only for those of us unable to do the walk through the bush to the cove. Nice to have an alternative!

Visited October 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful little corner of New Zealand”
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

With only 3 days left in New Zealand it was hard to plan my time but I'm so glad I made the effort to visit cathedral cove. As someone who had done the Great Ocean Road trip a month previous, I would say the scenery in and around Cathederal Cove far exceeded that of what I saw in Australia. If you can, book the kayak tour, you'll get a real special experience of CC and the islands around Hahei beach.

Visited October 2013
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