Cathedral Cove Walk

Cathedral Cove Walk

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Michael

Ranking: 10/10

One sentence.
Most beautiful place on planet earth.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Matt McCloskey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely walk with spectacular views and stunning coves. Very well signposted and easy tarmaced track. Quite touristy and busy carpark but if you stop off at Stingray Cove on the way it is much quieter.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rachael Gray

England

Ranking: 7/10

The walk was nice, forest was pleasant but not the most exciting. The Cove was very cool and the beach very pretty even in rainy weather but there were way too many people to enjoy it fully.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Martin Fersebner

Austria

Ranking: 7/10

Amazing location but too many people that you cannot enjoy it.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Chaulet

France

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing landscape.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Matthias and Adriane

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We came here in the evening and were almost alone. The beach is magical in the evening light. It is a nice walk through a typical forest and it was our start to almost four weeks in New Zealand.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Clementine

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place. You need to go early in the morning if you want to see the beach without people. You need 45 minutes to easy walk to go on the beach. It is so beautiful.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Michael

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A nice white beach and beautiful landscape.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Mireia Sanchez

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice walk through a well signed path and nice arriving at the beach.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Peter

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk, great beaches and a view over the ocean.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Gretha

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice walk, easy and easy to find. The beach was lovely and the view great.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Claudia Schaefer

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Track and cove themselves are wonderful but when we arrived (2pm), the place was crowded with cards and people, I would choose another time to visit it next time.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Anne

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful beach, walk not too exhausting, not many people if you are lucky (very few in September), nice views over the beach, impressive and unique landscape.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Marie Christ

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk, very clean, nature, forest and at the end of the walk you reach the beautiful beach with the spectacular rock!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Frederik Fuchs

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

An easy walk to one of the most impressive Coromandel highlights.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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S Webb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This picturesque walk was very enjoyable, with views of the pacific sea and all the bird wildlife and trees. The cove itself, is cavernous when the tide is low you can walk through it and when it is high you can swim through it.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Matthew Long

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely spot and stunning geology on the Coromandel Peninsula. Long (ish) walk down but well worth it!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ulf

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Well signposted walk from Hahei Beach to Cathedral Cove, well maintained walkway with impressive views over the coastline.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Kat

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful short walk (also when it is raining), great for pictures.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Heike Buchmann

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

One a Sunday parking and paths are quite crowded. Very easy access to the beach, also for families with children. The view over the sea was impressive, even more than the cove itself.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Dominique

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice rocks but it was a little crowded. Good walk with a well done track of 40 minutes.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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David Santos

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful track with an amazing end at the beach. Good track maintenance.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Alicia Speisekorn-Gil

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Impressive rock formation. However, the walk there was unexpectedly long.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Nico Neubauer

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Wonderful scenery, especially at low tide! But too many people around.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Doerte

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Enjoy your walk early in the morning!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Alexie Lion

France

Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful place/walk/bays.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Breanna Alexander

Ranking: 7/10

Probably a tad overrated and very difficult to get to. A two hour walk if not longer or water taxi are only options. Could probably view more beautiful beaches in the area for free..

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Kees Mol

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

It was the first walk we did and it was hot but it was a very nice place at the beach! We took some nice pictures.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Adrien Richard

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful rocks in the sea.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Benjamin Leboucq

France

Ranking: 9/10

One of the best views to the sea and easy to do.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Leigh Dodds

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful spot, well worth the walk. It's a reasonably challenging walk if you are not fit, but doable. We did it with 2 children and a bub strapped to my chest. Just take breaks along the way, and take water with you. Wasn't busy when we went, but it was overcast. Stunning scenery and the colour of the water is amazing! Highly recommended making this a stop on your trip! We managed to get parking for 2 motor homes near the walkway no worries. Early September.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Bernd Muller

Ranking: 8/10

The track is a bit exhausting and uneven, but really beautiful. The cove and the falls next to it are impressive, unfortunately a lot of people.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Eline

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Walk took us about two hours return. Walk was beautiful, only a few steeper sections. But when you arrive at the actual Cathedral Cove, it is all worth it. Parking is really hard but free. If you cannot find a spot, locals offer overpriced parking spots.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Elizabeth Braidotti

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! the drive from Auckland to coromandel is beautifully breathtaking and then you go a short way to the cove, and if you catch it at sunset, it's perfect cause you can camp at the top! Must do!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Jorge Anderson

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just a beautiful walk you have to do!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jan Berendsen

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk to even more beautiful place. Would do it again!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Gessica

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome place, you will feel the power of the nature then you will see the huge rock. But too many tourists.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Camilla Geert

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

A short walk down to the beach and you will appear in paradise, lovely sand and blue water, but too many people.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Simon Schatz

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful bay. Too many people though and no parking spaces - the bus is expensive.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Luala F

Argentina

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful track to do on a sunny day! Great information about the process of the cave, safe carpark!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Virginia Saez

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice beach with not too much people when you go early or late in the afternoon.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Math Meyer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Most beautiful beach I have seen.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marie Brauherr

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We got up at 4:30am to watch the sunrise over the sea. After an impressive golden sunrise it started to rain a little bit so we had an amazing rainbow!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nils

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful nature but way too many tourists.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nico

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It is a short walkway to the Cathedral Cove, beautiful view of a couple of small islands and a gorgeous beach.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jonathan and Gulsen

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing views, nice beaches, nice walkway, breathingtaking cove and cliffs.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Clare Pickford

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Absolutely beautiful, get there early before the crowds!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Brianna Burd

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Cathedral Cove is a beautiful place to visit. We went in the pouring rain and still enjoyed every second of it.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Vanesha Patel

England

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent walk, well worth the time. The views are great.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Miriam Hack

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The Cathedral Cove is really beautiful (as is the walk there). If it is nice weather you should bring your togs and towel.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Annika Locker

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful view. Great!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Livia and Dave

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely walk down to the beach, impressive stone sculptures, good access.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Andrea Le Stunff

France

Ranking: 10/10

Paradise on earth, some of the most beautiful beaches in New Zealand.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Johannes Koch

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice free place but absolutely too much tourism.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Patrick Veber

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

From the carpark at the top it is a 45 minute walk to the Cathedral Cove. The walk is okay. The beach is just average and the cove is a hole in the rock with too many people. Not that spectacular.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Aaron Stalley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Gorgeous place with lovely beaches. Busy but not crowded. It is a shame the camp nearby is self-contained only as there are public toilets close by.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Mira Huckfield

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

A very touristic but definitely worth a visit! Do not forget your swimsuit.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Matias Santos

Argentina

Ranking: 10/10

People there were wonderful, best beach in New Zealand.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Olga Barathova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful beach with different rocks, an easy walk.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Sunja Abbe

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful beach and a nice track!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Alex Schott

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Unbelievable place built with water, wind and much time.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Steve Barnwell

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

This DOC walk is a must. Climbing down to the wild coast of the Catlins to walk through a magnificent tidal arch is awe-inspiring and well worth the $5 entry fee.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lauren Dinnage

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Easy, lovely walk through native bush. The beach and the cove are very picturesque. Great place for a swim as well. Downside it is a little crowded with tourists. Maybe better do at sunrise or late evening.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Nico Wedel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

An awesome track through beautiful nature ways and a gorgeous bay at the end.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Julie Miehling

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The walk is great. The rocks look amazing. Would have liked to go kayaking there.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Benjamin Nager

France

Ranking: 8/10

Easy track up the cliff for going to a perfect beach, finally seeing the Cove. Stingray Bay was closed.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Julien Sene

France

Ranking: 9/10

Such a wonderful beach, very wild and unique. You have to walk around 45 minutes to reach. It is an easy walk, the sea is beautiful.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Maxima Buisan

Spain

Ranking: 7/10

It is a really beautiful caves in the middle of a nice beach. It was really nice to see the sunset there. It is free as well!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Petru

Romania

Ranking: 8/10

The coastal walk can be a bit exhausting because it is up and down the hill but it takes only 30 minutes and the effort is worth it. Fascinating gigantic stone arch! Lovely!!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lea and Emmanuel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The path leads you up and down next to the coast, easy to walk, but be careful with the wind on the holls. Beautiful bays on the way. The end is the beautiful Cathedral Cove. We enjoyed the walk, it was the first time that we saw many people at a natural spot in New Zealand.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Matte Stemkowitz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing experience to see such an amazing coastline and a movie spot of such an amazing film. Amazing.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jonathan Gourmel

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice one hour walk (2 hours return). The view is great and the sea is very blue. Good for a walk!! But too much people, it is very crowded!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Daniel Roedel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Coromandel is such a beautiful destination. Especially the really big cove of Cathedral Cove is amazing. It is best to come early morning or at sunset. Otherwise there are too many people. We enjoyed an incredible sunset picnic at the beach!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Marcus

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Took around 40 minutes to do the walk to the Cathedral Cave. Quite a lot of people there, but still very relaxing and quiet. Great scenery and a must do on your stay in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Hake Dolce

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice short walk and very nice seaside and beach for swimming.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Clara Loizeil

France

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing and not touristic in the morning (at 6 or 7am).

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Maddalena Buffoni

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

Unique but commercial beach. Avoid busy period.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Natasha Harbinson

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

It is a tough walk but very rewarding when you get to the Cove. Good to see a lifeguard present as a lot of waves. Plenty of space on the beach and some amazing scenic views.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Louise Boje

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk, many sites on the way. Not easy to get a parking spot, especially as a campervan. But worth the wait, and walk.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Briony

Ranking: 8/10

Free walk but $5 shuttle to get there. Long walk but worth it as the beach is beautiful and not dirty or overcrowded.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Richard Starkeq

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Really touristic, many people on a little space. In the end the Cove was not so fabulous as expected.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sari Aroalho

Finland

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place, definitely got the feeling I was somewhere else than in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Carmen Pramstaller

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Nice short walk in the early morning. Perfect view and not that many people. Unfortunately there was no place to camp for 'non self-contained' cars.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Joana Frever

Germany

Ranking: 2/10

The Cathedral Cove would be beautiful, unfortunately there are so many people that you cannot enjoy the place. Do not go there during holiday time!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Dario Leyrer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great view, great beaches, unbelievable.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Liza Braun

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful location, high waves, long walk but one of the most beautiful beaches you will see.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sophia Harnisch

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice spot in Coromandel with a nice beach beside a stunning cove and water but many tourists.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Etienne Douse

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice beach but a lot of people.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Coral Dawson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very well looked after. Sadly we did the walk on a very wet and windy day. But we are still glad we went.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Julia Huesam

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Most beautiful beach in the North Island. But overcrowded.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Sophie Giblin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

WOAH, so amazing to explore and snorkel. We went at low tide to see the freaky shape of the rocks in the sea. We did not kayak here but the tour looked fun.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Sebastian and Susanna

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice views, very clean and lovely beach, you need good weather.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Fabian Dilly

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Kind of touristic but it is still worth it. Nice beaches and amazing views! Also good for snorkelling.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Sammy Cronin

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Touristy but worth it. The hike is easy, just a bit long. We ran it which was perfect. Very cool beach. I would definitely recommend spending the whole day there. We went on a busy day and it was still worth it for sure.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Elodie and Gestan

France

Ranking: 8/10

Famous beach! So nice but we went when it was very cloudy.....

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Julie

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Easy and enjoyable for everyone. It goes to an unexpected paradise. Also, you have to go swimming.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Jenny and Till

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice walk. Different bays to walk to. Estimated walk time on the signs is for slow walkers.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Nicol

England

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely views, such a different perspective of the coastline. Great variation of the landscape in a small area. A bit too overburdened by tourism - yes, I know that includes us!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

An amazing walk with intermittent beautiful views along the way. We did this early in the morning so there weren't that many people.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Bob Fontaine

Ranking: 10/10

A New Zealand must do. Takes 45 minutes one way to get to the Cathedral Cove the from car park. Much to see. Very beautiful. Could get very crowded, even in July.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Sibylle and Nadine

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Very short track, do the side trips to Gem Bay and Stingray Bay, it is nice down there! Try to go early in the morning (way less people!).

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Jamie McArthur

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Got up for sunrise at Cathedral Cove carpark which made for a beautiful walk without the crowds. Walked through a mist cloud on the way and seeing the cove at the end was amazing.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Michael Stibor

Czech Republic

Ranking: 7/10

Nice place, just try to avoid going there in January, it is as crowded as Times Square in New York.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ken

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent one hour return walk to a small to a small bench and beautiful sea arch.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Miriam Burchartz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Need to walk approximately 45 minutes to get there and again to walk back but the beach and the waves are absolutely worth it!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Thomas Haslbeck

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice but I thought it would be more spectacular.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Elisabeth Ringswandl

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Easy walk down. Beautiful beach. It would be better when you stay there for one day. Cove is amazing!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Anna Sternberg

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

It is a one hour walk from the Cathedral Cove to the carpark. Beautiful place but for me too much tourism.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Herman Holmgist

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Nice track that takes you to a beautiful beach and cool caves.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Becky

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Incredible views at the start of the walk and excellent end views at the cove (where some scenes are from Narnia: Prince Caspian were filmed). Stop off for a quick snorkel in Gemstone Bay too enroute.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Alex

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk with stunning views of the beach, good rock formations are great and there is a fantastic snorkelling trail at Gemstone beach en route.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Josefin Lind

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful track that takes you down to a nice beach with a cool cave between.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Paolo Cases

Philippines

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk, great views, nice end to the track onto Cathedral Cove.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Carla Oyarzun

Chile

Ranking: 9/10

Nice and easy track.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Vanessa

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Long walk, not sure if it is worth it.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Lena Hanhart

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome place to visit.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Tom Hill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful beach - a paradise.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Rikke Petersen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect for a day with the children. Sun and shadow and water. Remember food and water for drinking.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Fiona Hawkins

England

Ranking: 7/10

A little too touristy however, lovely. Craggy white cliffs dropping down to an azure blue sea - stunning.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Steen Rausmussen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Really good.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Tobias Thull

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place to be, nice weather, had a lot of fun there, took nice pictures, too many people.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Lena Wacker

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

After at least a 40 minute walk one reaches the bay with the well known hole in the rock, nice and easy walk, nice beach.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ann-Kathrin Wacker

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice trip, helpful signs, a great place to visit.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Cindy Benayoum

France

Ranking: 9/10

The best beach in New Zealand, so beautiful, nothing to say except - do it!!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Katja Kraffzik

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Easy and beautiful little track.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Andreas Jung

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk from the carpark (sleeping is there free for self-contained), amazing hole in the rock on the beach. Very romantic. On the day lots of people, better evening!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Anne Courtenay

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning views, several bays-Stingray Bay and Gemstone Bay on the way. Good snorkelling within the marine reserve.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Mark Hofmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Rupert

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice-a lot of tourists like us.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Marie Lillieskold

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk to beautiful Cathedral Cove. Bus provided from parking for $3 Get there early or late, because it is quite crowded. We had proper shoes on and the walk took about half the suggested time.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Alineet Gautier

France

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent, Weather was fine.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Brian

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk down to Cathedral Cove on well maintained and well marked trail. The beach and the rock formations were fantastic.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in October 2013

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Annika Schmidt

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful beach.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Tim Vennewold

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice beach, go early to be by yourself.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Julian Roots

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Steaming hot day but well worth the sweat. Cathedral Cove is as good as the books say it is and at fairly low tide you can flirt with the surf and walk through the arch to the standalone rock on the other side.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Sohie

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A nice walk (about 30 mins) close to the beach through the forest.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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FlyingKiwiGirl

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Worth it if you're in the area but be prepared for the walk, take water, it's two & half kms even though it doesn't look like it from the carpark lookout & it's quite a strenuous walk with a steep climb out of the cove on the way back. Do not wear high heels or pantyhose or carry your handbag like I saw many people doing. the track isn't smooth in a lot of places, be careful where you place your feet. A blue sky also helps with photos and 2 hours either side of low tide allows good access through the "arch"

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Neele & Philipp

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful beaches but too crowded.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Jeremy Eng

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful! However, I wish we kayaked there instead of the walk, would've been more interesting. Seems like a crowded walk, but fortunately we went at sunset and missed all but 5 other visitors there. Moonrise was also exceptional on the walk out. I highly recommend visiting in the evening.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Terry Coles

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Well maintained and fairly well signposted. There are steps on the steep parts.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Alexander Klein

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It is a nice walk with some nice views. Easy walk but I think in high season very crowded.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Lauret Stulemeyer

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice path, easy to walk, great views - loved it.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Joroen Borkert

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice walk, fine beach.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Fahl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice track, great scenery.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Ralph and Leonie

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Walk to the beach and see Cathedral Cove. A beautiful beach, nice short walk.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect - maybe a little muddy after the rain :-(

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect - maybe a little muddy after the rain :-(

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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The Mowbrays

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely path though maybe a couple of stopping points?

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Stevie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well formed track, if you get a good day beautiful scenery and you are rewarded at the end with beautiful Cathedral Cove and a nice cool sea!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Faassen

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beaches are beautiful and a must see when you are at Coromandel.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Roshnie

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We walked 1.5 hours track, total 3. Nice track, great views, the cove and beach are really worth seeing. Scene from Narnia was made there. Good for photos.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Presot

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Claudia Mueller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent walk to a beautiful spot. Great views.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Lutz Huuemorder

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The first highlight of our journey.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Julie Lamart

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful natural rock. Great beach at low tide - and great bay on the track.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Doan

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful view.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Gerard van de Ven

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

OK, nice cove - as a result of millions of years.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Adam Hassan

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice short walk.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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tanyap

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely walk with amazing scenery and cave at the end

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Adam Hayley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Long walk down (not suited to unabled bodies), and advertising mislead us as you are not allowed to walk under/through the 'Cathedral' shaped rock. Overrated.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Rob Klauer

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Ronald Veldman

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place with a nice walk.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ralf Glaser

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A must have see for everybody!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Michael Touzer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Steven Hill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely track, great views, easy walking.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Susanne A

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice, but lots of people.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Selwindt

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Romla

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice short walk to a beautiful place.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Daniel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk and view for free.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Danielle & Jobbe

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Great track, nice view, impressive cove!! 2 hour return track.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nic Roggeman

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

A great one hour hike each way. Well worth it when you get there.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Tom Pratt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

45 minute walk from carpark, beautiful scenery and an amazing beach with good waves and views at the end.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Gabriele Wendt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Lots of lovely walks, cathedral cave ($5 only low tide!), Walks to waterfalls through rainforest, walk along Curio Bay, Petrified Forest, yellow eyed penguins.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Stefan

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great beach.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Lepied

France

Ranking: 9/10

Nice place and beautiful walk.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Maria Dietrich

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice walking track from Hahei to Cathedral Cove.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Fred Saunders

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A walk of about 20mins from the carpark to the beach where you can walk through the hole in the hill to the neighbouring beach.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Stephan Wolter

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk, great nature surrounding.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Mike1952

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful walk with super sandy beach and sea-cove scenery at the end.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Henriette Haugan

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Super walk to the cave, very beautiful.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Sid

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really feel like being in a cathedral by a beach which rocks seem to have been placed there on purpose.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Willem & Lilian

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk along the coast with beautiful viewpoints. Down at the cove was a bit disappointing.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Malena

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

good but i thought it was more special

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Gary A

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Track has different sections open and a gully coming back. Its destination the cove itself is quite awesome.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Marc & Pauline

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very spectacular, you should not walk through the cave, but we did just like many others and it is worth it! Note: bring enough water with you since it can be warm out there - we know it.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Lardy

France

Ranking: 9/10

Departure = Hahei and 45 min later we were on the paradise beach (Cathedral Cove).

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Theresa

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We only can go to the cove it is so dangerous to go through the cove, it is closed! But the way from Hahei to the Cove was very good.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Herman Plasman

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Andy Lever

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing beaches, unique scenery and all for free!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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JadesWorld

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

From the carpark it's just 45 minutes to the Cathedral Cove. The walk is nice and you will see some great views. The way has some hilly parts and stairs, but it's totally worth it. The bay at the end is beautiful and maybe you want to jump into the water ;)

The arch was still closed, but "some" people risked to see the other side ;)

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Julie Norton

England

Ranking: 9/10

Nice easy walk to a gorgeous beach and Cathdral Cove - also a natural waterfall shower on the beach. Bit tricky if the lower end of the path is out as you have to clamber down a muddy slope to get to the beach - worth it though.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Boi Sagarra

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Easy walk, nice beach. Do you need something more>

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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andrew_w

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Great walk - lovely scenery, but we were very dissappointed to find that the iconic cave entrance to cathedral cove is cordoned off, due to loose and falling rocks.
My advice - take a helmet!

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Kat Fleming

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This probably would have been a highlight if the whole track was open. Track was closed to the cove and only open to the bays - one of which the track was covered in thick (2-3") mud.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Oliver Berg

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Walk to the Cathedral Cove was not easy, (last part of track damaged), but the beach was very nice.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Scheler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice spot, awesome landscape.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Hannah Roberts

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

45 min walk down but unbelievably worth it! So picturesque it is unbelievable.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Isabel & Tillmann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just a short walk but Cathedral Cove is really beautiful - although there are many other tourists.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Gord Carnochan

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Scenery at Cathedral Cove well worth the stop even if walkway closed.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Chamton

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

The track is sometimes difficult to cross but it is a 'must' to visit unforgettable cove.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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David and Karin

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Short track with a great view.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Michael Eck

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful views, imagine it can get quite 'crowded' in peak season.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Brandt

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk through and to beautiful nature.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Russell Stevens

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome backwater part of the country out of the way of tour groups. Beautiful.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jessie Currie

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome to see where Narnia scene was shot! Beautiful beach, easy to walk track.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jenny

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk across streams etc. Cathedral Cove beach lovely.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Luise Jaeger

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning views, nice bays on your way, natural shower (waterfall) at Cathedral Cove, plan one day for walking there and back, you want to sit back and relax here and there, extremely cold water!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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F Horrex

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

45 minute walk from free carpark down to beach.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Matilda Hansson

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Nice 30 minute walk and fantastic beaches and mountains.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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BigSis

Singapore

Ranking: 9/10

It's a lovely bay. The arch was closed but some people still went through it - we didn't as we had our children with us and as well as not wanting them to go through if it was dangerous, we didn't want to be irresponsible parents! ;o)

It's a good walk and fairly steep in places but worth it. We had woken up early that day and started on the walk before 9am and that turned out to be great as there weren't many people about. By the time we got back to the car park there were loads of people setting out including a whole coach load of students so I'd recommend getting there as early as possible to appreciate the cove in peace.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Sophie & Joffrey

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful sea and beach.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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kempt

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful walk. I think it talks a little longer than the signs say. Each of the side trips are worth it. Beautiful beaches & bays.

A bit disappointed that you couldn't walk under the cove but it is to keep us safe.

The waterfall at the far end of the beach is a beautiful spot to cool off & have a drink if you forget to take one (which we did). There are also toilets with a view!

Great walk & beauitful spot.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Veltmaat NL

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful trip

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Matt Roper

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful 2-3 hour return walk from Hahei beach to Cathedral Cove. Hilly in parts but well worth it to see the stunning cove and views across the many islands off the coast.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Kay Beaumont

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic walk for an afternoon. Lovely beaches and views along the way.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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CeesVanW

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good walk, clear signs, well maintained with great spot at the end.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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OdiliaF

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

By low tide, very impressive stones and coves.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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FiensG

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

+ Nice track
+ Clearly indicated

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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DamienM

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk to beach and the beach was golden sand with blue sea and scenery was good to.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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AlanN316

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Long walk to Cathedral Cove - Gemstone Cove and Stingray Bay disappointing

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2008

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BrendaM

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent walks and beaches.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2008

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AmyBarrett

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk on DOC track to beach + beautiful beach to spend day at.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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BryonyS

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

45min walk out well signposted.Not a great challenge, but beautiful scenery along the way & Cathedral Cove just fantastic, as well as gorgeous beach.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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DaveV

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

A 90 mins walk each way. Mostly up hill going but well worth the effort! Loos with a view. Walked there along the road, but back to campsite via the beach. Check tide times!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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StefanGermany1

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great, but the beach even more than the cove.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Jakob Pedersen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful bay and lovely walk down to Cathedral Cove.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Peter Koeck

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

THE spot to look for if white sand and nice sea views is what you are looking for, take your time and things for a nice day at the beach.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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John Harrison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Gentle, easy, a little disappointing once arrived @ the cove with barriers & warnings everywhere.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Elisabeth Egerup

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful! Long walk and those's up's and down's - but it was worth it.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Gail Mckinstry

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Best snorkelling on the walk is at Gemstone Bay.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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S Millet

England

Ranking: 9/10

Good track with fantastic beaches both ends

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mark Ashton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Closest to Paradise Beach ever.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Geoff Renshaw

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

beautiful walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Richard Kesteleyn

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

nice walk. worth the heavy walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Max Van der Zalm

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Most beautiful beach & cave you will ever see. Straight from the travel brochures.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jens van Evp

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Take a hot sunny day and lay down on the beach of Cathedral Cove to enjoy the summer. Take a detour and swim with the stingrays at stingray bay!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mick Thexton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great beach and excellent walk to it.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Helen Power

England

Ranking: 8/10

walk the ups and downs to get there if the carpark at the top of Hakei is full go right to the bottom - the work is pleasant back up to the carpark.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Emma Coltman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walks through 3 bays and forest. Great day out.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Fam Leinden

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Heavy walk but worth it

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Lisa Beauchemin

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Coromandel Peninsula. Beautiful views. great hike! Lots of up and down slopes. Varies between shady and sunny and a great length of walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mike

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent walk from the main beach. Made me appreciate what Cpt Cook would have seen and felt (apart from being attacked by Maori) when seeing such sights

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Malinka Nuefeld

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

nice landscape!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ricarda

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Come and visit the amazing landscape that is pictured in every travel guide. An easy but amazing walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ton Buil

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Easy but beautiful walk with a great reward at the end.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Christy

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Small walk for a great vista.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Andreas Sterki

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

nice beaches, easy walks

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Lionel Mouesca

France

Ranking: 10/10

Paradise on Earth! Small walk before getting hit by pure beauty. Come early to be alone (e.g. see the sun rise before the walk).

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Wim Put

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

On a Sunday morning, rather busy.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Jessica Clarisse

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Nice and worthy beach. We can imagine how packed it can get in high season.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Antje & Sascha Häusler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

very nice as well, relatively easy and short, amazing beaches with sting rays!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Jakob Jurgen

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

A great walk to Cathedral cove with nice views.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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timgr

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Nice short walk to a lovely little beach.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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menzel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It takes around 45mins to get there but it's just wonderful! It's a MUST to go there. One of the 10 best beaches in the world!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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jameswhite

Ranking: 8/10

Short walk (2hrs return) to see an amazing cove with a cave. Worth it.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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deanlaw

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk down to the Cathedral Cove with lovely scenery. The beach is un-spoilt and the water is crystal clear. Remember your togs!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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rolandop

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ralph Boese

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Good track, well signed. Problem with high tide that you can't take the track by the beach. This is not known up on the hill, where you have to choose your track.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Arjan Muis

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

What an excellent views. Nice short walk and you see a lot. It ends at a beautiful beach with great views. Would like to go there a second time.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Martien van Brakel

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice easy track.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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mikestep

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Reasonable walk on good track to get there, but once there, awesome beach and setting, safe swimming, great for families.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009