Hahei, Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and surrounding area
Welcome to Hahei - the gateway to world famous Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. Within these areas you can bathe in the natural thermal springs at Hot Water Beach, visit Cathedral Cove and explore the marine wildlife in the Hahei Marine Reserve. Whilst visiting the area, discover many of the fun activities on offer. Scenic adventure boat trips, sea kayaking, scuba diving, surfing, scooter rides and more... We also have a wide range of tantalising restaurants/cafes/ice cream parlours to satisfy your taste buds.
Accessible only on foot or by
boat, famous Cathedral Cove is one of the "must visit"
sites on the Coromandel Peninsula. The track begins at the northern
end of Hahei. The walk starts from the carpark on GRANGE Road and is approx. 1.5 hrs return walk. You can visit Cathedral Cove anytime. To walk down is approx. 35mins one way. Stingray Bay is 20mins from carpark. The walk back out is approx. 45mins. Snorkel Trail at Gemstone Bay 10min from car park.
From the main road an unsealed road winds
its way to Cooks Lookout with walking tracks leading of to Lonely
Bay and Cooks Beach and north to Flaxmill Bay.
Te Pare point historic reserve at the southern end of Hahei Beach
is the site of a pa occupied by the Ngati Hei people.
Visitors flock to Hot Water
Beach for the unique experience of digging their own natural pool.
Within a certain area, naturally occurring hot water bubbles up
to fill holes dug in the sand.The best time to visit Hot Water Beach is 2 hours either side of low-tide during normal sea conditions. Bring a shovel for easy digging or
hire one from the Hot Water Beach Store next to the carpark.
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Discover the enchanting nature & explore nearby Hot Water Beach and famous Cathedral Cove.