Hahei – The perfect place to stay and explore the stunning Coromandel Peninsula.

Hahei, one of New Zealand’s most stunning beaches with pink sands and sheltered turquoise waters is home to the world-famous Cathedral Cove with its magnificent rock archway joining two stunning white-sand beaches. Cathedral Cove is accessed from Hahei Beach by a scenic coastal walk with breathtaking views into the ‘Te Whanganui-A-Hei’ marine reserve. It is also accessible by guided kayak tour, boat tour or water taxi.

The abundance of sea life and dramatic volcanic coastline make this region an excellent place for under and on sea adventures. Hot Water Beach is a natural geothermal wonder. At low tide, a fresh water hot spring becomes accessible on the sands of Hot Water Beach. Grab one of our free spades and head out to dig yourself a hot pool and relax in a truly unique setting. If solitude is more your thing, you can enjoy a leisurely walk along this beautiful beach.

A little further afield are the beaches of Cooks Beach, Lonely Bay and Flaxmill Bay. Linked by an easy scenic bush walk around the prominent Shakespeare’s Cliff, they offer sheltered waters, fantastic views and the opportunity to get a bit further away from it all. If you’re looking for a full day adventures be sure to ask us about New Chums Beach, Coromandel town and the 309 waterfalls and Kauri Grove walk.

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Cathedral Cove Dive

Scuba Diving and Snorkel Boat Trips in and around Cathedral Cove, Hahei, Coromandel, New Zealand, at its best. The PADI Dive Centre at beautiful Hahei Beach, only just over 2 hours drive from South Auckland... Situated at the base of Cathedral Cove and only 5 minutes to Hot Water Beach, Hahei offers Scuba Diving & Snorkeling trips both within the stunning Marine Reserve plus the outer islands, pinnacles and volcanic coastline outside of the Marine Reserve boundaries.

CC Kayak Tours

The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full of beaches, islands and rock gardens that are just waiting to be explored. Paddle through sea caves, interact with the local marine life and discover the thrill of kayak sailing with the wind on your back. The tour offers great photo opportunities and is topped off with cappuccinos, hot chocolates and cookies at Cathedral Cove!

Hahei Explorer

Overseas visitors and kiwis alike are discovering the adventure of our unique boat tour operating within the Cathedral Cove marine reserve on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, at Hahei, only 10 minutes drive from Hot Water Beach. The Hahei Explorer is the original Cathedral Cove boat tour to Hahei’s marine reserve, stunning volcanic coastline and magnificent sea caves.

Ocean Leopard Tours

Based in Whitianga, Coromandel our scenic boat cruises showcase Mercury Bay’s stunning coastal paradise. We’ll take you on a journey to explore beautiful beaches like Hahei and Lonely Bay, as well as the Te Whanganui a Hei Marine Reserve. You’ll see towering rock pinnacles, volcanic blow holes, abundant marine life, huge sea caves and of course, the world famous Cathedral Cove. Ocean Leopard Tours departs daily from Whitianga and Ferry Landing,

The Lost Spring

Journey to Whitianga, New Zealand’s Geo-Thermal Ocean village. There you will discover The Lost Spring; a perfect retreat for you and your special someone. Come and indulge in an oasis outside the real world. Discover a paradise where our 16,000 year old mineral water springs from 667 meters below ground to emerge pure and sterile, soaking away the everyday. Indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment, losing yourself amongst the sound of flowing water and birdsong that fills the lush native bush surrounding you. Enjoy all day dining in our historic school house restaurant, on our beach deck or poolside. The Lost Spring is that perfect retreat for anyone seeking some magic in their lives. We invite you to indulge yourselves.

Hahei eBikes

After soaking up the sun at Hahei Beach and visiting the boutique shops, cafe and restaurants in the Village, are you keen for a little more exercise and adventure? How about a 20 minute cycle across private farmland on the Cathedral Cove Gateway Track? Our new Bighorn trail bikes make this a super fun experience, and can get you to within a short 7 minute walk to world renowned Cathedral Cove! Cycle a bit further to explore our surrounding beach communities, experience spectacular coastal scenery and take your pick of multiple great eateries dotted along our pristine coastline. Our eBikes are easy to operate and the powerful Electric Assist makes easy work of hills and gradients, regardless of your fitness level. It's an epic way to tour our gorgeous piece of Paradise and immerse yourself in the scenery- literally at your own pace!

Cathedral Cove Water Taxi

Hahei to Cathedral Cove in 10 minutes! Pick-up & drop-off every 30 minutes from Hahei or Cathedral Cove! The Water Taxi departs in front of the main carpark on the Hahei Beach front. For the pick up and drop off point, look for the big yellow & black flags on the beach. For Today's Operation status & departure times please phone 027 919 0563 for an automated message or see what's going on today on our live facebook feed

Cathedral Cove

The famous Cathedral Cove is one of the “must visit” places in our region and Aotearoa New Zealand. After some significant damage to the track and cliff faces around the Cathedral Cove earlier this year, the Department of Conservation has closed the walking tracks between Hahei and Cathedral Cove until the middle of 2024. Despite the track closure you can still land on the beach and get to experience this special place in person by jumping on a local boat or in a kayak and approach the majestic cove from the water.

New Chum Beach

Accessible only by foot from the small coastal village of Whangapoua, New Chum Beach is a stunning stretch of golden sand fringed by pohutukawas and native forest. The walk begins at the northern end of Whangapoua beach and skirts the coastline before a short climb over the headland in to the nikay grove. Often deserted, New Chum Beach is the perfect place to get away from it all and really experience the Coromandel.

Hot Water Beach

This world famous attraction needs to be visited during the low tide. Be sure to ask when you check in for the best time to visit during your stay. We have shovels and beach towels for you to use while you are here with us at The church and will also give you some strategic advice on how to get the best out of your hot pool. If the low tides convinced with sunrise, we highly recommend getting out of bed early to watch the day break from the comfort of your own natural hot pool.

The Pinnacles Walk

This spectacular walk is accessed from the west coast of the Coromandel Peninsula via the Kauaeranga Valley and traverses through groves of nikau palms, huge rata trees, and across streams and swingbridges, to the base of the craggy Pinnacles. From here is a steep climb to the summit and expansive views over the Coromandel range, to both coasts of the peninsula. This walk can be done in one day, you should allow about 6-8 hours to do the return trip.If you would rather split it over 2 days, and catch sunrise from the summit, there is an 80 bed DOC hut at the base of the Pinnacles, bookings are essential.

Mercury Bay Estate

Mercury Bay Estate is a boutique, family owned vineyard and winery. Our aim is to produce Coromandel’s finest wines using sustainable means. We wish to share these wines with local food to both locals and visitors to the region in our relaxed and family friendly vineyard and cellar door setting.We offer a Cellar Door & Restaurant where locals and tourists can come and relax and enjoy the beauty we are so fortunately surrounded by, while tasting some of our wines, together with platters of local food.

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