Cathedral Caves Walk, Southland Region

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Cave Hiking Trail
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Papatowai attractions like Cathedral Caves Walk can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This awesome scenery is soo worth planning. If you are driving through the CVatlins it is really worth while planning your trip so you are placing at low-tide to access the caves. You have to pay $% t...  more »
  • The word 'cathedral' gives you an impression of greatness even before you have visited. It is not a great attraction, the caves are long yes but that is as far as it goes. I would class this as averag...  more »
  • We were told about these caves and were very impressed with them. There is quite a walk down through lovely bush to the beach and back we had to wait around for over an hour as the gates didn't open t...  more »