Cathedral Cove

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Scenic attraction by the ocean Feb 06, 2011
Cathedral Cove is a picturesque rock formation in the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, that was established in 1993, on the Coromandel Peninsula in the north of New Zealand.

Before getting to Cathedral Cove itself, which surrounded by dreamy bays, is a very popular destination for both New Zealanders and foreign travellers, you have to face an about 45 minute (mainly downhill) walk. Be aware that the last metres down to the cove are rather a steep or even slippery climb. Most of the paths lead through dense, shady bush but you also have to cross open country (don't forget sun screen and a hat). Also take your time to stop at the lookouts right beside the path.

Cathedral Cove is a lovely rock cave by the ocean in the middle of more impressive rock formations both on and off shore, lush bush and great beach.

A really inviting spot for a day by the salty ocean including a good swim, a picnic and some beach volleyball. You can also join a kayak tour, destination Cathedral Cove, offered by local operators if you're even more into some kind of physical action and challenge.

Cathedral Cove with its pretty scenery and relaxing holiday atmosphere is doubtless worth a visit.
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View toward the deep blue sea
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A Great Beach Day Trip! Jun 05, 2011
Having grown up with summer holidays in this area, I can highly recommend visiting if you are traveling the Coromandel Peninsula.

Its about 45 mins to 1 hours walk from Hahei Beach, and as Cathedral Cove is inside a Marine Reserve (established about 20 years ago now) a quick snorkel when you are there is an option. Low tide is probably the best time to visit if you want to cross through the "Cathedral" between the two beaches, but its not critical.

Plenty of accommodation options exist at Hahei Beach which is also worth some time. Hahei beach has at its Southern end a walk up to the top of an old Maori Pa which is worth a visit for the views particularly at sunrise and sunset. Best time to visit is late Feb and March when the summer weather is most settled and everyone else has gone back to work/school!
A View Of Hahei Beach
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