Cathedral Cove Walk

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Cathedral Cove Walk
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Liz C
Auckland, New Zealand66 contributions
Great walk
Jun 2021 • Family
Great walk...tiring on the inclines...used a makeshift walking stick. Worth it when you get there. Great exercise and picture taking opportunities. 🤩😁
Written 27 June 2021
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand389 contributions
NZ nature is just beautiful
May 2021
Great on a beautiful day. Such a lovely cove. We walked from the car park in Hahei and its a long walk but lovely scenery. Hahei beach is beautiful too. Dont recommend wearing jandels on the walk as there are stairs, uneven surfaces etc. Take you time and it is really pleasant. Saw one lady with a baby buggy and she was struggling. From the top car park it is mainly sealed path but has some brutal stairs at the end.
Written 17 May 2021
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g n
Auckland Central, New Zealand394 contributions
Picturesque
Apr 2021 • Friends
The walk is paved but undulating. Our 7 year old managed fine. The scenery is beautiful, including Cathedral Cove. Highly recommended
Written 29 April 2021
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Andrew & Marie
Christchurch, New Zealand41 contributions
Beautiful walk
Apr 2021 • Family
Absolutely brilliant walk to a even more breath taking beach!!!
At the bottom the beach is so worth the steep walk down!!! Cathedral cove itself is stunning. The better beach is at bottom of steeps not through the cove.
Water is calm and well worth a dip or even a jump or two off the large rock in the water!!
Toilets are long drops and smell as you would except!!
Take only what you can carry. There is no rubbish bins there.
We parked at top car park before get in to Hahei. It is private land you walk through and a small fee is payable but worth it as it cut off allot of walking time.
Busy track s as d beach.
Written 25 April 2021
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Ham M
Hong Kong, China503 contributions
Must do walk. Take your togs
Mar 2021 • Couples
The wall is a must do in Hahei. On arrival you not only have the amazing Cathedral Cove, but an amazing swimming beach! Sandy and sheltered from most winds, what a day out. Walking time is accurate. About 45 mins from the upper car park at the Hahei end. Or 70 mins of walking from Hahei Beach entry point. The track from the beach to the carpark is dirt and can be a bit slippery. But from the top of the hill car park to the cove section is tar sealed and wide. Easy walking, but sneakers or comfortable waking shoes are needed as there’s a fair bit of up and down.

Top tip. Pack a picnic! Once you’re there you will want to stay for hours. And while low tide is good to get thru the cove to the neighbor beach, it’s not imperative to time your visit round the tide. The main cathedral cove beach is big enough for fun use even at high tide.
Written 3 March 2021
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HHog
2 contributions
Fantastic views
Feb 2021
The walk from Hahei village to Cathedral cove is beautiful but a bit taxing at the start. We managed it with a baby in her buggy. We parked the buggy at the top of the steps to see Gemstone bay and Stingray bay, the took it all the way down to the beach at Cathedral cove.
The beach was clean and the water pristine. It was early in the morning so not too busy, and we had help with the buggy on the climb back up the stairs from a lovely DoC ranger who works in the area. A really enjoyable morning
Written 26 February 2021
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VICKI
Taranaki Region, New Zealand39 contributions
Wow
Feb 2021 • Couples
We actually walked from Hahei Beach and back. Definately need good mobility. Also has toliet avail at Cathedral cove (long drop). Would loved to have snorkeled, but weather wasn't great
Written 13 February 2021
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Shirley
12 contributions
As good as it looks in photos
Feb 2021
The walk there wasn't as long or hard as I've read online - it says 45 mins but was more like 30 mins. Tip - come more at low tide so you can get to the other side of the cove and come when there is better sunlight as it's impossible to take photos of you in the cave otherwise.
Written 9 February 2021
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Julie E
16 contributions
Worth the walk
Feb 2021 • Couples
We decided to walk to Cathedral Cove from Hahei beach, the scenery was breathtaking.
We hiked down to both Gemstone Bay and Stingray bay before getting to cathedral cove.
It’s a decent walk and so with it.
Cathedral Cove is one of the most stunning places ever. Low tide you can walk through the cave from one side of the beach to the other.
Written 5 February 2021
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Happy traveller
Tauranga, New Zealand45 contributions
Nice walk with amazing views
Jan 2021 • Family
A super busy walk with amazing views. Well marked track. It’s paved all the way but there are plenty stairs to help get the heart rate up especially if you stop in at the bays along the way. We took our snorkelling gear with us to Cathedral cove but the snorkelling was better at Gemstone bay on the way back.
Written 19 January 2021
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