Cathedral Caves, Southland Region
(3.2/5 based on 75 reviews on the web)
Explore one of the longest sea caves in the world at Cathedral Caves, located on Waipati Beach. This impressive system boasts two caves that join inside the seaside cliff, reaching heights up to 30 m (98.4 ft). Timing is important when you visit, as you can only enter during a few hours on either side of low tide. Wear waterproof shoes, or bug spray if you plan to walk the beach barefoot, because sandflies here are a nuisance. Check the local tide timetable and verify accessibility on the website in advance, as the attraction sometimes closes without much notice. Using our online itinerary creator, Invercargill attractions like Cathedral Caves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Spent a couple of hours just marvelling at this area. Walking along the beach at low tide and moving through the caves was fun and different. The path is clearly marked and the lady in the office at t...  more »
  • Worth place to see. Before driving check the tides only able to on low tide days. $5 for entry. Easy walk down but hard to come up. Enjoyed 
  • Although clearly unfit for the walk, I enjoyed my time with my family at Cathedral Caves. Bring insect repellent, suitable clothing for the weather, and sturdy shoes for the walk (hike if you're unfit...  more »