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Family walks near Hot Water Beach

Coromandel Walks - with a centre dominated by a range of jagged mountains and its fringes scattered with picturesque coves and beaches. The mountains are a remnant of the Coromandel's volcanic past and are largely covered in regenerating native bush recovering from the pioneering past. Many of the walks in the area are steeped in gold mining and kauri logging history. The area offers short walks nearby, to day trips in the northern Coromandel or an overnight stay at the Pinnacles hut. The Coromandel has something for everyone!

Visiting Cathedral Cove
During summer you need to park at the Village Car Park on your right as you enter Hahei village. From here you can take shuttle to the top parking area at the entrance of Cathedral Cove walk. Another alternative is to start walking at the Hahei Beach carpark. This is a scenic pathway through the trees with some lovely views of Hahei Beach as you walk north to Cathedral Cove.

At the beginning of the Cathedral Cove walkway there are two paths on your right which lead down to the marine reserve - Whanganui-a-Hei. One path leads  to Gemstone Bay - great for snorkelling and the other to Stingray Bay. These paths are short and sweet. Easy walks to great areas.

On your return you have great choice for refreshment and or lunch in Hahei Village. Pizza, beer and thick shakes! Take a peek behind the Hahei Store and you will find a treasure trove of deliciousness. 

Hahei - 8kms from Hot Water Beach (24 hour petrol and diesel pump)
Hahei village is the entrance point to Cathedral Cove. In low season you can drive up to the parking area where you can walk to Cathedral Cove - the path is very civilised but becomes steep with steps when closer to the entrance of Cathedral Cove.

During summer you will need to park at the parking area on your right as you enter Hahei village. From here you can take the shuttle to the top parking area to the Cathedral Cove walk. Another alternative is to start waliking at the Hahei Beach carpark. This is a scenic pathway through the trees with some lovely views of Hahei Beach as you walk north to Cathedral Cove. This extra walk takes +-20 minutes.

On the Cathedral Cove walkway there are two paths on your right which lead down to the marine reserve - Whanganui-a-Hei.

One path leads  to Gemstone Bay - great for snorkelling and the other to Stingray Bay. These paths are short and sweet walks to great areas.

On your return you have great choice for refreshment and or lunch in Hahei Village. Pizza, beer and thick shakes! Take a peek behind the Hahei Store and you will find a treasure trove of deliciousness. 

Flaxmill Bay - Maramaratotara track 1hr - Family walk
Take a drive to Flaxmill Bay. The start of the walk is quite discreet, hidden behind some trees on your left. There are 2 pull offs on the right sea side where you can park. The walk offers some great seaviews with some good rest areas on the way. It should take 20 minutes to the crest of the hill and then down to Back Bay where you follow the walkway to Whitianga Rock and the Maori Pa. If you are planning a breakfast you can walk right up the hill or catch the ferrry across to Whitianga where you will find a variety of cafes. Great for kids from 5 years old - although you never know...



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