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“Take the time to make this trek!”
Review of Hahei Beach Walk

Hahei Beach Walk
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Hahei
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Take the time to make this trek!”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

There are two trailheads for the walk from Hahei to Cathedral Cove. We chose to leave from the farthest and newest one at the public access/parking for Hahei Beach. The newest part of the trail travels uphill for a significant amount of time, but it's worth it because the forest seems so different than it is on the rest of the walk - denser, damper and less-traveled. We just took our time and stopped to gawk every time the trail opened up to the sea, and that seemed to make the incline easier to tackle (for us old people). The path goes through the main car park, which has a viewing deck and facilities, but the facilities are the basic outdoors (non-flushing) kind. The rest of the trail did not seem quite as steep, until the downward slope at Cathedral Cove, which ends in a staircase down to the beach. Be sure to duck around the waves and cross through the "cathedral" to wander the other side of the beach! There are a couple small trails leading down to other points of interest - most are steep down to the water, but they don't take too long. We saved these side trails for the hike back in order to save our energy to ensure we made it to Cathedral Cove, but after resting around Cathedral Cove for a bit, we had no trouble including these in our walk back. It was nice to end the experience going downhill to Hahei tho! My best advice is to make the journey - take your time, bring water and snacks, and the spectacular views will be a reward you'll always remember!

Visited April 2014
Thank MarfAtlanta
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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful :)”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

A gorgeous walk. Don't know if Tripadvisor is talking about walking along Hahei beach (GORGEOUS!) or walking from Hahei Beach to Cathaedral Cove (GORGEOUS!)

Doesn't matter.

Go here.

Hahei is my favourite beach on the peninsula, and wherever you walk you can't go wrong.

Visited December 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Easy access safe beach”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

A really nice family beach with stunning views of the Pacific and scattered islands. Great walk to the hill fort and views along coast

Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A must”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

The walk from Hahei to Cathedral Cove is a must. Quite long but not too strenuous. along the way you are rewarded with beautiful views of Mercury Bay. I have been doing this walk for over thirty years!

Visited March 2014
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Munich, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Stunning views!”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

A nice short walk going through a little forest and then along the sea leads to an ancient pa site, which offers the most beautiful views on the ocean and some islands, Hahei and Hahei Beach, also Mercury Bay. Just amazing!

Visited March 2014
Thank Joris B
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