Cathedral Cove, Hahei

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Spend a day surrounded by breathtaking beaches, a crystal-clear sea, lush vegetation, and impressive rock formations at Cathedral Cove. The cove's most prominent feature is the towering natural archway that connects two scenic bays. Its sandy beaches are perfect for relaxing by the sea, while the abundance of marine life makes the cove a great snorkeling destination. No roads lead to the cove, so you can access it either by a hiking trail or from the sea. Even though the hike to the cove is not too long or difficult, make sure to wear appropriate footwear and bring sufficient supplies of food and water--the beaches are in a protected area and don't have any facilities. With our international travel planner, Hahei attractions like Cathedral Cove can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Do not hesitate to do 45 minutes of trail to Cathedral Cove, the place is magical. Prefer early because there are a lot of people from 11 in the morning. If you want to make great photos so avoid the cohu.
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  • Whilst it is a hard walk down to the beach and back up for the unfit,(ie me!) it is well worth it to see the archway and stunning piece of coastline. This was a must do on my list and I was very impre...  read more »
  • One of the most beautiful place on the island of the North! And again, we have seen when the night began to fall and under a light rain, so the landscape must be so much more impressive under the Sun. Several hikes are possible to be as close as possible, but they can be lengthy.
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  • The scenery itself is AMAZING, however the carpark was almost always full. I can't imagine how anyone finds a spot in the summer! We came on a Saturday in July (winter). The hilly walk to Cathedral Cove is sealed gravel and very accessible. Beautiful views.
  • A spectacular place to spend a day. A short walk through semi-wild New Zealand gets you to a beautiful beach. Might be a challenge if you have issues with mobility and it certainly is a popular spot so expect crowds but definitely worth the walk.
  • Quite small, come early or park far away down the hill. 6 spots for overnight self-contained stay. You don't want to use the toilet.
  • Beautiful place. If you're traveling the coromandel definitely stop here. Postcard scenery. If you can explore the area in a kayak.
  • Wonderful Cove with 3 early accessible beaches. Can get quite busy even in winter, but definitely worth seeing.
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