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“Easy Walk, Beautiful Cove”

Cathedral Cove Walk
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US$283.21*
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Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland
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US$223.59*
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Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland
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US$320.47*
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Coromandel and Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Hahei
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

On a mild spring day we made the easy walk from the car park to Cathedral cove.

Things we wish we did different:
- Bring a towel and swim suit
- pack lunch and a few cold refreshments
- plan to spend the day enjoying the calm seas, basking in the sun & playing in the water

Thank Jess H
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We approached Cathedral Cove by land, although some visitors reach it by boat tours or kayaks. It takes about 45 mins to get there via a well-worn bush track, and although lots of backpackers do it in thongs I'd recommend trainers. There are a lot of stairs so it's not really suitable for prams and those with walking difficulties might find it hard. Wonderful when you get there, and if you visit on low tide you can walk through the cove to a nice beach on the other side.
There are basic pit toilets there but no other facilities so take plenty of water and whatever you need.

2  Thank Brisbanegirl22
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Lovely spot, very soft sand and a famous area. However it is a long walk so not for those who struggle walking, as no refreshments at the bottom at all! We had very poor weather when we went there sadly. If it had been nice weather, there is a un-supervised snorkel trail in the water where you climb off some rocks before cathedral cove, probably a nice idea on a very calm day!

1  Thank Fran S
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

It's a fairly arduous trek up and down to Cathedral Cove. But outing your foot down on the soft sand and catching a glimpse of the aquamarine water makes it all worthwhile. Just walking through the cove it was fun to see people enjoying the beauty and serenity of the pristine environment. It was a very special day indeed. During the walk back, it seems as if the cattle are grazing in a garden, it is that beautiful. Just be careful not to lose your way coming back as there are several pathways diverting your exit!

1  Thank sharon v
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Amazing beach tucked away with the backdrop of some interesting formations - the only way to get there is a 30 minute walk (signs say 40 mins but that is being cautious) or by boat. I imagine it will get busy as a key tourist site in the height of summer. Worth the walk.

Thank HungryTraveller86
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