Hahei - The perfect place to stay and explore the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. ...
Hahei, 2 hours 15 mins from the major cities of Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga
Hahei is on the East Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula and is home to the world famous Cathedral Cove with its magnificent rock arch. Take this 35 min scenic walk and enjoy breath taking coastal views into the marine reserve 'Te Whanganui-A-Hei'. The abundance of sea life and dramatic volcanic coastline make it an excellent place for under and on sea adventures. See our Activities page for some of our favourite tour operators and some of our own suggestions of things to do.
Hot Water Beach is a 7 minute drive from Hahei. Grab one of our free spades at low tide and enjoy a hot spa, or beat the crowds and enjoy a leisurely walk along this beautiful beach.
Whitianga is our closest town with an assortment of shops, supermarkets and cafes. A 30 minute drive taking SH 25 or a short 10 minute drive to the Whitianga passenger ferry which runs a regular service from Ferry Landing. On the way to Ferry Landing you pass Cooks Beach which hosts the spectacular lookout off Shakespeare Cliff and a walk down to Lonely Bay.
Click here for Walking Maps.
Coromandel Town on the west coast of the peninsula is a great day trip from Hahei, there are many things to see and do on the way, we are happy to make recommendations.
Tennis - local courts, situated behind the fire station on Hahei Beach Road. Court costs per game $15.00 per hour. Book at Cathedral Cove Dive.
Purangi Golf Club, 10 minutes drive from The Church, 9 hole course. $20.00 for an all day pass.
Cathedral Cove Macadamias, 335 Lees Road. With a variety of seasonal farm produce and Macadamia products for sale. more information
Combat Zone, 108 Kaimarama Road 7 km South of Whitianga. Paint ball and family adventure park.
The Lost Spring, 121a Cook Drive, Whitianga. Thermal Pools, Day spa and Cafe. more information