Cathedral Cove Loop

EASY 7 reviews

Cathedral Cove Loop is a 3.5 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Puketui, Waikato Region, New Zealand that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
3.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
150 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

beach

views

waterfall

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Came here 25 years ago and had the beach to ourselves. Not the case anymore, a lot of people. Walking track is nice, its paved. The walk down and back is worth it. Take one of the buses from the bottom of the road to the trail head. You will not get a park at the top unless you are super early.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy walk down but very crowded.Stone arch is featured in the Chronicles of Narnia.

walking
4 months ago

I visited Cathedral Cove in mid-January as a stop on an adventure tour I was on. Expect to take this hike with several new "friends" -- it was SO crowded (lots of families)! Beautiful ocean views make up for the lackluster path for most of the walk. There's a steep hill before you reach the beach, which only feels troublesome on the return with your sandy feet. The arch-cave is magnificent and even though the beach cove is riddled with people, it somehow retains a secluded feeling. I'm glad I saw this, but mixed on whether I need to return.

hiking
9 months ago

Hike is longer than you think, 45 min one way. But the caves are cool. Heavily visited by tourists via hiking, water taxis, and kayaking. Bring water on a hot day.

hiking
10 months ago

This is a great trail! Lots of hills but still great. My 3 yr old did alright, it's hard to tell if she was really tired or just wanted her uncle's attention so she kept asking him to carry her. But she did manage almost all of the trail.

Beautiful place with a great reward, the cove is breathtaking!

hiking
11 months ago

Tuesday, November 22, 2016