Cathedral Cove Walk, Hahei

Spend a day surrounded by breathtaking beaches, a crystal-clear sea, lush vegetation, and impressive rock formations at Cathedral Cove Walk. 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 custom trip planner, Hahei attractions like Cathedral Cove Walk 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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  • From the walk views you can see small islands that give you a little impression of being in Halong bay. The walk is not so easy but if you are used to, it is worth it. The Cathedral cove itself is a n...  more »
  • From beautiful Hahei beach you can walk to the ensenada Cathedral Cove, where you will find a natural arch that deserves photographic attention. From the north end of the beach, a footpath of an hour going through places with abundant vegetation and landscapes takes you through the top of the cliff and descends to Cove next to the cavern with a cathedral arch type that gives the area an ai Re of splendor. The beach is sandy, with pohutukawa trees which give shade, is a perfect place to have a picnic and swim.
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  • were there on a saturday, spectacular views and rocks, beach tends to be crowded (Saturday), people bring their drohnes.....  more »
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  • Great walk which totally worth the end results which is the Cove. Also great views along the way. Got more bays other than the Cathedral cove. Would be amazing during sunset and boat trip would be amazing too. Parking might be hard during peak season
  • Cathedral cove is one of the medium difficulty hikes. The track itself is very simple without any kind of danger or scares. For the unfit it will be very tiring. Take 5-6 hours for the return. U get speed boats for the return journey at some price but they have limited seats and we saw long queues. This was the shooting spot fotlr a couple of movies. The view of the cave is beautiful. If u love to hike this one is good.
  • Very nice walk ! To be honest the walk is ten times better than when you arrive at Cathedral Cove. (Or at least it's my opinion) That's pretty wild, you got a nice view, went there 4 times both summer and winter, I would recommend the walk.
  • The destination is worth the hike, but not for the unfit!! We read a lot about the change in parking arrangements prior to our visit so parked in the new public car park and walked the roadway up to the top of the hill to start the trail. There is a bus to take you up and we would certainly recommend that if you have any health issues. The Walk itself involves a fair amount of hills and steps (in the final section before you reach the Cove) so conserve your energy. We had overcast weather but it was still lovely to see & it wasn't mobbed!
  • It's a beautiful 45 min, well paved walk from the parking to the cove. Enjoyed the walk as much as the photos at the cove !!!
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