Cathedral Caves Walk, Southland Region

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Explore one of the longest sea caves in the world at Cathedral Caves Walk, 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. Make Cathedral Caves Walk a centerpiece of your Papatowai vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Papatowai trip itinerary tool .
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  • This was an excellent must do spot. Spectacular beach walk, forest walk and multiple caves along the beach front including the main Cathedral caves. After reading some of the existing reviews I think ...  more »
  • We wanted to go here but unfortunately we were not aware that it closes for September due to lambing as the track in goes through private grazing paddocks. We are not upset by this at all and only gav...  more »
  • Today my Lai The Catlins, his relations under the South Island's East Coast one full well with the scene or Landscape Area (my relationship Invercagill release), Zha Sun terms The Catlins Scenic Route to 2 individual 鍾, when every real wild look in all said one absolute I'm well enough. Cathedral Caves: day 2, 3 individual 鍾 calculations can go to over to the tide (knee head on the DIP), not be said to swim (講 laughs) our IG: wecomefromhk
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