Cathedral Cove, world famous marine reserve and breathtaking white sandy beach is a pretty 20 minute drive north of Tairua. The Cathedral Cove walking track begins in the seaside village of Hahei and is a 2hr return trip. Alternatively, you can drive to the Cathedral Cove carpark at the end of Grange Road for the shorter 1hr return trip.
Kayaking to Cathedral Cove provides stunning panoramic views of the dramatic white rock cliffs and coastline. Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve, Te Whanganui-A-Hei, is New Zealand’s sixth marine reserve, and kayaking these rich and unspoilt waters allows visitors a privileged insight into the varied habitats of the area.
Cathedral Cove is the perfect place for swimming and picnics. It is a unique and photogenic place to discover the natural grandeur of white rock caverns, limestone cliffs and clear blue water.