Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve (Cathedral Cove)

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Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve is on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, covering an area of 840 hectares (2,100 acres).

Cathedral Cove can only be reached by boat or foot. Walking tracks exist from the northern end of Hahei Beach and the top of the headland between Hahei and Gemstone Bay. Kayaks and water taxis are available from Hahei Beach. Parking is at the Visitor Car Park on Pa Road (turn right just after entering Hahei). During the summer months, a shuttle service runs from the visitor car park on Pa Road to the start of the Cathedral Cove track. It only costs $5 return per person, $3 for a child and $10 for a family (2 adults 2 children). It is recommended that all visitors to Hahei Beach and Cathedral Cove use this car park. The top car park (Grange Road) is a pickup and drop off zone for the Shuttle only. Parking is prohibited at Grange Rd from the 1 October - 30 April. Limited parking is available on Grange Rd from 1 May - 30 September at $15 for 4 hours.

The area is very popular with tourists and receives around 150,000 visitors per year.

The cave and beach were used as the tunnel through which the Pevensie children first re-enter Narnia in the movie version of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. More recently the cove was used as one of the locations in the music video for the song "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton.


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65 Grange Rd S, Hahei 3591, New Zealand