Cathedral Cove Tours

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With its turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and towering rock formations, Cathedral Cove is one of New Zealand’s most popular sections of coastline. Set on the North Island’s Coromandel Peninsula, Cathedral Cove gains its name from the archway that separates its two beaches, and serves as a massive stone cathedral with views looking out at the coast. The water here is exceptionally clear, and is protected as part of the Te Whanganui a Hei Marine Reserve. While most people visit on foot, it’s also possible to experience the cove by kayak, snorkel, or dive boat, all of which leave from the town of Hahei just a few minutes down the coast. Along the shaded cliff top walkway, large pohutukawa trees protrude out over the ledge, and provide a scenic canopy of green when strolling the sandy cove. Along with neighboring Hot Water Beach, which is just 10 minutes away, Cathedral Cove is a Coromandel highlight and popular day trip from Auckland.

Insider's Tip: If you’re staying in Hahei Beach, there’s a trail that leads from the western end of Hahei Beach and climbs the bluff to connect with the trail that leads to Cathedral Cove. Add an additional 20-30 minutes if you choose to hike from Hahei.

Practical Info

The hike to Cathedral Cove takes about 1.5 hours round trip, and while the track is graded and well signed, some sections of trail can be steep. Due to its popularity, Cathedral Cove can get very crowded, particularly on weekends or holidays, so try to visit early in the morning to avoid the afternoon crowds. There is ample parking at the Cathedral Cove parking lot, which is found at the end of Grange Road.
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Address: Grange Road, Hahei, North Island, New Zealand
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Coromandel and Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland

Discover the pristine beaches, lush rainforest and clear waters of the Coromandel Peninsular on a full-day tour from Auckland. Drive from the city to Hahei, then switch to a zodiac boat that takes you to islands and beaches throughout the marine reserve, including Cathedral Cove. Your tour includes lunch and snacks, and round-trip transport from your Auckland hotel.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$280.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland

Visit the Coromandel Peninsula — renowned for its idyllic beaches, rugged terrain and pristine rainforest — on this day trip from Auckland. You’ll ride a narrow gauge railway through a native kauri forest to a viewing platform where you’re rewarded with views over the Hauraki Gulf. Your professional guide takes you to Cathedral Cove and to soak in a thermal pool at Hot Water Beach. A cafe lunch plus round-trip hotel transport are included on this small-group tour, limited to nine people.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$270.17
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

Escape the bustle of Auckland for a day on this convenient day trip to the Coromandel Peninsula. A variety of activities are included, to make the most of your time in this naturally beautiful area: hike to Cathedral Cove, swim in the crystal waters, climb Mount Paku, and dig your own spa bath at Hot Water Beach. All on a handy organized day trip.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$174.74
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland

Explore Cathedral Cove and the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve on this full-day tour of the Coromandel Peninsula from Auckland. Round-trip transportation eliminates the need to rent a car, and lets you focus on the scenery instead of driving directions. Take guided hikes through the wilderness, a dip in beachside hot springs, and other highlights including Mt. Paku and Hot Water Beach.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$210.52
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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7 Day North Island Adventure Tour

Starting from Auckland, we make our way down to New Zealand's capital, Wellington, through the North's hottest destinations. (Note that this tour can also be done from South to North - Wellington to Auckland - if you prefer.) If you are arriving in Auckland with a few days to spare, we have a great three day tour taking in the Bay of Islands which showcases the Northland region of New Zealand. You can also extend the tour by two nights and travel with us to the South Island, ending your trip in Wellington. Activities can also be purchased on the road - just let your tour guide know. We can't always guarantee availability when booking on the road, so we suggest pre-booking any activities you especially want to do. As the tour starts early in the morning, you can opt to book accommodation with us the night before the tour - only having to walk downstairs on the day the tour starts makes for a stress free morning.
  • Duration: 7 days
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US$941.55
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  • Duration: 7 days
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21-Day Legendary New Zealand Tour

Clear your schedule and take in all that New Zealand has to offer on this 21-day, guided, small-group tour that includes accommodations. Explore like a local Kiwi from Auckland to Wellington to Christchurch and beyond crossing the Cook Strait, eating a traditional Maori diner, and traversing the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. See the Haka performed live by the Iwi tribe, visit the Frans Josef Glacier and more.
  • Duration: 21 days
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US$2,581.92
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  • Duration: 21 days
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