Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

All year round. Bookings essential

Rated by New Zealand’s leading tour companies as one of the best sea kayaking trips in the country, the Cathedral Cove Classic has got it all! It can also be made more family friendly. What a treat!

The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full of beaches, islands and rock gardens 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! Do the morning tour tour for the calmest conditions. Full day and remote options are next level for those with more fitness, a sense of adventure and those ready for a workout.




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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours


Trips depart from Hahei Beach in front of the beach carpark (end of Hahei Beach Road)


0800 529 258



Whitianga is a 35 minute drive from the starting point on Hahei Beach. If you have a car you just need to drive to Hahei Beach and meet at the scheduled meeting time. If want to use the pick up service, take the Whitianga Ferry across to Ferry Landing. It is a 5 minute crossing and costs $7 return. The Ferry departs approximately every ten minutes. They will arrange a time to meet you at Ferry Landing when you call to check the weather forecast the day before your trip. The shuttle service is $20pp return.


Park at the village entry carpark during summer (December – March). It is well sign posted on the right as you enter Hahei. There is no charge for parking there and it is only a 20 minute walk to Hahei Beach. You can park at the beach car park (end of Hahei beach road) at other times of the year. Please note that if you are staying in Hahei you can walk to the starting point from almost every accommodation option!

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