Stunning beaches, marine reserve and the iconic Cathedral Cove.

Hahei is a small settlement and a well-known tourist attraction for it’s beautiful sandy beaches like the famous Cathedral Cove.

An amazing coastline offering fantastic scenic views, recreational places for people to interact with nature like the Hahei Marine Reserve – Te Whanganui-A-Hei which covers nine square kilometres and is administered by the Department of Conservation.

The site was chosen for a marine reserve because of the abundance and varied sea life associated with the Coastline and outlying islands. The intricate caves and underwater arches offer excellent diving and snorkelling. As does Gemstone Bay where you can enjoy the snorkel trail designed for snorkelling novices to the more experienced.

Plenty to see and do:

Hahei is a very enterprising community from Art galleries and gift shops, scenic boat trips or walking tracks, restaurants & Cafes to tantalise your taste buds. A variety of accommodations to suit all budgets from - holiday parks, back packers, self contained holiday homes, motel, apartments, lodges, bed & breakfast.

Where to Park:

Northern end of Hahei – Grange road for:

  • For the walk to Cathedral Cove and is approximately 1.5 hours return walk to the car park.
  • Stingray Bay is 20 minutes one way
  • Gem Stone Bay – Snorkel trail is a 10 minute walk.

Water Taxi on the beach in front of Hahei Carpark to Cathedral Cove every 30 minutes look for yellow & black flags – pick up and drop off points.

What to take:

  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Togs
  • Sun hat
  • Picnic
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
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