Cathedral cove

What to discover at Cathedral cove

One of the world's most photographed beaches – Cathedral Cove is named after a huge arched cavern through white rock, joining two beautiful secluded coves. The beach is white sand, with waterfalls, rocky islets for jumping into the sea, and a background of shady pohutukawa trees. The walkway was badly damaged by the 2023 Cyclone, so the Cove can currently ONLY be reached by boat (water taxi or sea kayak from Hahei). Or scenic boat trips from Whitianga and Hahei which take you close but don't land there.