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Cathedral Cove Walk

Best in the early morning

Time: 1 to 1.5 hours return

Grade: Moderate

Start: Pa or Grange Road Get Google Maps directions

If you don't kayak or take a boat trip here you can choose to walk into Cathedral Cove which is 80 minutes return. Visitors can access Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine reserve as well as Gemstone Bay, Stingray Bay and Mare's Leg Cove. A snorkelling trail is located in Gemstone Bay.

Named after the natural rock formations this is one of the more popular spots to visit on the Coromandel so the car park is often busy. In summer you should park at Pa Road as Grange Road is a shuttle hop off point. Take a towel for a swim once you make it to the beaches. The track is best described as moderate passing along the cliff tops before descending into Cathedral Cove.

PLEASE Prevent Kauri Die Back Disease Spreading.

After visiting Kauri trees please do the following:

1. Clean all dirt off footwear, hiking pole, tyres and equipment before and after a visit to a Kauri Forest

2. Stay on tracks at all times and away from Kauri roots. Walking and disturbing soil around the roots can spread the disease and damage fine feeder roots.

Please keep our Kauri alive for future generations. Kia Toitu He Kauri.

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