Cathedral CoveCurrently Open
- Address: Cathedral Cove, 3591, New Zealand, Whitianga
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Water Sport, Neighborhoods , Nature, Scuba, Snorkeling
Cathedral Cove - Review
Cathedral Cove is one of the most stunning Sights to be seen in Whitianga. This incredibly lovely area is full of blue waters, lovely caves and a serene lovely and wonderful surrounding. The whole area has been put under the protection of a reserve due to its unique beauty and natural wealth.
There is a lot to do and see here. The cathedral Cove, the Stingray Bay and the Gemstone Bay together form this picturesque surrounding that his home to a plethora of activities like snorkeling, diving, water sports and so many more.
Whether you take a cruise around the waters or not, the area should definitely be viewed from land. The pristine green, blue and beige in all their wild glory are a once in a life time experience.
How To reach Cathedral Cove by Public Transport
- Local Shuttle Services
Restaurants Near Cathedral Cove
- Salt Restaurant & Bar
- Wild Hogs Restaurant & Bar
- The Church Accommodation and Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cathedral Cove
95% of people who visit Whitianga include Cathedral Cove in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
37.88% of people start their Cathedral Cove visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cathedral Cove
93.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cathedral Cove
Cathedral Cove Map
Cathedral Cove Trips
Cathedral Cove, Whitianga Reviews
One of the best/beautiful free places to visit in New Zealand! You won't be able to park close, but there is a lot about 10 minutes away from the trail you can park for free. Be prepared for an hour hike to the cove, and then an hour back though. Give it 3 hours total hiking to be safe. It's a long hike, but not a steep one compared to a few other attractions. Go here best before the sunset for less tourists and better lighting for photos. Well worth it!
Walk through the famous rock archway no matter what the tide. Safe swimming beach to swim in the clear waters and jump off the surrounding rocks. Very busy from December to March. Only accessible by a 40min walk or by boat. A concrete path leads the entire way from the Cathedral Cove Carpark. Parking available at the start of the track in the winter months but is only a drop off point in the summer months.
Beautiful place. This is amongst the best NZ beaches. Walk is 45 mins a bit difficult for kids. Time spent here is just so amazing. Busy place. Parking has to be done far away. We got bus from the parking and were dropped at the place where trails started. You can spend 4-6 hours here.
Beautiful spot. I have been several times and it's always an awesome experience. Have done the hike from the car park and also the water taxi from Hahei beach. Both great options. The water taxi glides around the coast with many photo opportunities. The hike from the car park offers amazing views from the cliff side. My only gripe is the car park. Not nearly enough spaces.
The cathedral cove is for most people a must do. The path is not accessable for wheelchairs. The trail brings you there in 45 minutes. But then you will see a stunning view and you consider yourself in Narnia the movie. This can't be real. With low tide you can sprint to the beach under the arch and get closer to the rock.