Cathedral Cove

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  • 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 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.

  • Local Shuttle Services

  • Salt Restaurant & Bar
  • Wild Hogs Restaurant & Bar
  • The Church Accommodation and Restaurant

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  • Cathedral Cove Address: Cathedral Cove, 3591, New Zealand, Whitianga
  • Cathedral Cove Timing: 24-hrs
  • Cathedral Cove Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Cathedral Cove(preferred time): 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cathedral Cove: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Whitianga include Cathedral Cove in their plan

  • 56.25% of people start their Cathedral Cove visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cathedral Cove

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

90.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cathedral Cove

People normally club together Cathedral Cove Public Carpark and Hot Water Beach while planning their visit to Cathedral Cove.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • A unique natural coastal landscape. Took about an hour of walking up and down the coast line to get there but the beach feels like a lost piece of paradise with some very beautiful and interesting rock formations so it was worth it. A part of me wishes there was a small beach side cafe/restaurant nestled into the cliffs but you can always take some stuff and have a picnic!

  • Superb location and the best walking trails. Nature's forces such as wind and waves have worked incessantly to carve out the most beautiful Cove and rocks. Sea waters are calm and enticing to do swimming and Kayaking. A joy to be there with a family.

  • Beautiful remote beach with amazing nature display. Hike to Cathedral Cove is somewhat easy if you're in good shape. Although Cathedral Cove is the highlight, make sure to take the short detour to Stingray Bay. Seems most people just go to the main attraction and miss this beautiful little beach!

  • One of my favorite places in NZ. Absolutely worth the visit. It is best to walk here, because you get much more of the nature. If you are physically not able you can pay for a boat ride here. The cove with the beaches on each side is spectacular. There is a toilet with a window view on the southern beach. Very special too! :-) The two rocks close to the beach are tremendous also.

  • Loads of tourists in the summer. It's quite a walk down (and uphill at some parts) from the drop off point on the cliff to the beach. There's a water taxi for $15 if you decide not to walk back up. I went in my moonboot and was exhausted from the trek down. The water taxi was a nice option.

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  • Local shuttle service. How do we book it. Where do we catch it from and the price please. Thank you

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    • Check this out to know about the local transportation modes in Whitianga, New Zealand. Also, it is recommended that you search online for the local shuttle services, offered in Whitianga.  

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