Why we ever deliberated taking the long 40 minutes walk down to Cathedral Cove from the car park, I cannot understand. Other than a water taxi it's the only way to visit the cove. The views en-route are super but the cove itself is awesome. Lovely beaches, plenty of activity on the water, and to walk through the arch is a must do experience. The walk back up seemed easier than coming down, maybe because it had been so enjoyable. We would do it again.