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“Great example of New Zealand's natural beauty”

Cathedral Cove Walk
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Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Hahei
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“Great example of New Zealand's natural beauty”
Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

A casual 45 minute walk to one of New Zealand's iconic beaches, it is well worth the effort to see. The scenery along the way is fantastic. If you have the time stop off at one of the many bays along the way (Gemstone, Stingray) this are great little spots to relax as well.

Visited February 2014
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“Overrated and crowded”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you have travelled a bit around new zealand you know that there's plenty of beaches and coves where you might happen to be completely on you own in an angle of paradise. The walk and the beach are very similar to other ones around the country, but here you also have to queue on the path, and you will never get to take a picture without a group of tourists in it.
Go ther eif you have a lot of time, but trust me don't forget the unknown little beaches around Coromandel

Visited April 2014
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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Worth the walk!”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Cathedral cove was a little bit of a walk - about 45 min each way. The walk there was beautiful with birds and flowers and a beautiful view of the coast. There were a few benches along the way to rest if you wanted.

Along the way there were little side tracks for Gemstone Bay, Mares Leg Cove, and Stingray Bay. Some of these had some fairly steep steps/track to reach.

At the end, Cathedral Cove itself - it was really a beautiful place. The trail came down some steps and opened out onto a wide flat beach, and to your left is the amazing cathedral archway. On the way back, we took the alternate path through the woods and saw neat rocks and had some shade. I would recommend trying one path one direction and choosing the other path on the way back.

TIPS: Wear sensible shoes and bring sunscreen and a hat - there's not much shade on this path!

Visited December 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Cathedral Cove”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wonderful hike along a scenic path overlooking Hahei Bay! Great family hike, photo opps, pastoral scene gives way to beautiful white sand beach at the Cove. Loved it!

Visited April 2014
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“Still beautiful Cathedral Cove”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Special slice of New Zealand perfection - check out cathedral cove near hahei on the Coromandel. Absolutely stunning and the walk down is good too, bush has grown so shade most of the way which helps on the way up on a hot afternoon. Take your togs if going in Spring, Summer or Autumn. And your camera of course.

Visited April 2014
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