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Cathedral Cove Water Taxi

Cathedral Cove Water Taxi is the only boat ride onto the sand at Cathedral Cove. Embrace a rare opportunity to see Cathedral Cove with small numbers. Get the best of both worlds. See Cathedral Cove from the boat and get dropped on the beach.

The Water Taxi departs from the middle of Hahei Beach – look for our yellow and black flags on the beach, a boat wont be far away. We depart every 30 mins, and the service usually starts at 10am when the sea conditions allow us to operate. You will be left to enjoy Cathedral Cove for 1 hour. This is more than enough time to explore, photograph, swim and simply enjoy this special place. There are no rubbish and toilet facilities at Cathedral Cove, so please be prepared to bring all your rubbish out with you. We have bins on board for small amounts of rubbish. The boarding ramp may sit in shallow water, so you might get wet feet.

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  • from $60 – $80

  • 9am – 5pm

  • Enjoy local Hahei shopping


Hahei Beach

Hahei Beach
New Zealand

Upcoming Events

  • Movies in the Park

    From 30th December 2023
    We’ve got your Saturday nights covered over summer with Movies In The Park at The Family. Starting 30th December from 8:45pm Weekly.
  • Board Game Evenings

    From 15th December 2023
    A great way to meet new people, have a heap of fun while enjoying amazing desserts and hot drinks from the cafe!
  • Christmas Carols

    23rd December at 7PM
    Let’s celebrate the reason for the season together. Christmas Carols at The Family, 23rd December 7PM to 8PM.

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