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Cathedral Cove Tours and Activities

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Cathedral Cove—with its stunning and distinctive beach, caves, and rock formations—is the source of some of the most famous images of New Zealand. The beach, which is located on the eastern coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, boasts white sand, clear waters, and great views. Visit to enjoy activities like kayaking and boating.

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Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

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Escape the bustle of Auckland for a day on this convenient day trip to the Coromandel Peninsula. A variety of activities are included, to make the most of your time in this naturally beautiful area: hike to Cathedral Cove, swim in the crystal waters, climb Mount Paku, and dig your own spa bath at Hot Water Beach. All on a handy organized day trip.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.17
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$176.17

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga Cathedral Cove Cruise

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga Cathedral Cove Cruise

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While many travelers come to Cathedral Cove to relax on the beach, this is a marine reserve so there’s so much to see beneath the surface of the ocean. Take a look on a glass bottomed boat ride, and jump in with a snorkel if you want to get up close to the fish. Learn all about the history of this important area while relaxing and enjoying the views of the rock formations and pinnacles.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.96
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$75.96

Coromandel explorer - Tuesday & Thursday

Coromandel explorer - Tuesday & Thursday

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Enjoy a relaxing day out in nature on the Coromandel Peninsula. The area is known for its white-sand beaches, hiking trails, and forests, and you’ll experience all of these on this day trip from Auckland. Dig yourself a hole and enjoy the naturally warm waters at Hot Water Beach; snap an iconic New Zealand photo at Cathedral Cove, and take a short hike on the Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway. This is an ideal introduction to the area, and you’ll get back to Auckland by evening.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.53
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$88.53

Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland

Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland

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Visit the Coromandel Peninsula renowned for its idyllic beaches, rugged terrain, and pristine rainforest—on this day trip from Auckland. Ride a narrow-gauge railway through native kauri forest to a viewing platform where you’re rewarded with views over the Hauraki Gulf. Your professional guide takes you to Cathedral Cove and to soak in a thermal pool at Hot Water Beach. A cafe lunch plus round-trip hotel transport are included on this small-group tour, limited to nine people.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$272.75
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$272.75

Avo of goodness: 3 Hour Chilled out Sail

Avo of goodness: 3 Hour Chilled out Sail

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Our afternoon trip departs the beach at 1:45pm and returns at 4:45pm. Plan to sail around the beautiful coastline on Fully Charged and visit local iconic locations, setting anchor for half an hour at Cathedral Cove. Either relax on the boat, or have a swim or snorkel in the marine reserve with the amazing fish life. Your trip includes a complementary chilled local beer or New Zealand wine along with some smoked local seafood. Every trip is different. Help to sail or sit back on our comfy beanbags, soak up the scenery and relax. Using wind power as opposed to engines and fuel allows us to take guests out with minimal impact on the environment.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.96
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$75.96

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland

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Visit a pair of New Zealand's must-see attractions with this combo tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Peek into Hobbit Holes, frolic in the Shire, and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a guided tour of Middle-earth, followed by a Kiwi-style lunch. In the afternoon, explore Maori myths and history on a boat ride through mesmerizing caves lit by thousands of glowworms, and finish with a drive through some of the North Island’s most majestic scenery.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.89
Price varies by group size
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$189.89
Price varies by group size

Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

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The fictional, yet globally famous, village of Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves rank among the most popular sites of interest in New Zealand. On this tour, visit both sites in one day—see the home of Bilbo Baggins and explore Waitomo’s subterranean caverns—and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 12 people.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.46
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$206.46

Coromandel Peninsula Highlights Small Group Tour from Auckland

Coromandel Peninsula Highlights Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and plenty of chance to ask questions on this small-group tour of Coromandel from Auckland. With round-trip transportation, you'll have time to focus on the landscape during the scenic drive instead of directions and navigation. Listen to commentary from your guide as you visit highlights such as Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach, and others. Take some bush walks, relax on the beach, and try local food; this comprehensive tour lets you really get to know Coromandel.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.76
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$211.76

Small group - 4-5 people. Cathedral cove and Hot water beach, Coromandel

Small group - 4-5 people. Cathedral cove and Hot water beach, Coromandel

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This trip from Auckland makes it easy to visit the highlights of the Coromandel Peninsula in one day. After a smooth journey east you’ll arrive at either Cathedral Cove or Hot Water Beach (the order depends on the tides on the day). You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular scenery and luxuriate in the natural hot water baths beneath the sand. Stop for lunch at Hahei in between destinations.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.93
Price varies by group size
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$171.93
Price varies by group size

Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach Express ex Coromandel

Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach Express ex Coromandel

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We are passionate about the Coromandel and, as this is our playground, our local guides are able to showcase what the peninsula has to offer better than anyone and give you an insight into the local life. We design the tour according to low tide times on Hot Water Beach and make sure you make the most of the experience by providing shovels and a guide to help you find the perfect spot for you beach bath.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.44
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$81.44

Stray New Zealand: Morepork

Stray New Zealand: Morepork

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If you want to see all the Essential parts of New Zealand, and you've got 22+ days to explore, then the Essentials Freestyle Pass is for you! Starting from Auckland, you'll dig your own spa pool at Hot Water Beach, see bubbling mud and hobbits in Rotorua, hike NZ's best day walk at the Tongariro Crossing and explore the culture of the world's coolest little capital in Wellington. Heading to the South Island, you'll relax on the golden sand beaches of Abel Tasman National Park, before discovering the glaciers and rainforest of the wild West Coast. See the stunning views of Wanaka, before living out your wildest dreams in Queenstown. Heading up to Mount Cook, stay at the base of NZ's highest mountain. Go white water rafting or horse riding in Rangitata and explore street art in Christchurch. Check out the wildlife mecca of Kaikoura before heading back up to finish in Auckland! You can hop on and off the route anywhere you like for up to 12 months, so you can see more and do more!
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  • 24 days
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$2,689.50
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$2,689.50

Stray New Zealand: Tui

Stray New Zealand: Tui

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If you want to visit both islands and get a real New Zealand experience, but you don’t need to return to Auckland, the North to South will take you from Auckland to Christchurch on the most epic route possible! You’ll bounce between iconic destinations, stunning remote spots and places you’ll never forget.
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  • 21 days
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$2,344.25
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$2,344.25

Stray New Zealand: Whio

Stray New Zealand: Whio

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Travel round-trip from Auckland to Wellington and discover top New Zealand attractions with ease on this 7-day North Island adventure tour. Marvel at New Zealand’s natural beauty at sites including Cathedral Cove, Hot-Water Beach and Huka Falls. Discover Maori culture and tradition among bubbling mud pools in Rotorua, and explore Hobbiton with your guide. Explore Whakahoro on horseback and take the breathtaking Tongariro Crossing through the volcanic wilderness of the Tongaririo National Park. Visit Te Papa, Wellington’s national museum, and explore the art galleries and botanical gardens.
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  • 10 days
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$1,208.38
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$1,208.38

Private Tour: 8-Day North Island Tour from Auckland Including Rotorua and Wellington

Private Tour: 8-Day North Island Tour from Auckland Including Rotorua and Wellington

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Venture around the North Island in your very own luxury vehicle on this 8-day private tour from Auckland. You’ll visit Coromandel, Whitianga, Rotorua, Tongariro National Park and Wellington, with sightseeing tours, nature walks, natural hot springs and beach strolls sprinkled into your itinerary, plus plenty of free time for you to explore on your own. Learn about New Zealand wildlife and Maori culture from a knowledgeable private guide who takes you to hot spots as well as hidden gems. Enjoy seven nights’ accommodation in your choice of 3- to 5-star hotels including breakfast.
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  • 8 days
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$5,694.56
Price varies by group size
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$5,694.56
Price varies by group size

Cathedral Cove and Hot water beach Day Trip from Auckland

Cathedral Cove and Hot water beach Day Trip from Auckland

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Escape the bustle of Auckland for a day on this convenient day trip to the Coromandel Peninsula. A variety of activities are included, to make the most of your time in this naturally beautiful area: hike to Cathedral Cove, swim in the crystal waters, climb Mount Paku, and dig your own spa bath at Hot Water Beach. Coromandel is one of New Zealand’s best-loved holiday destinations with is a brilliant combination of rugged, magnificence and the most sublimely serene beauty that New Zealand provides. Coromandel is furnished with an amazing collection of white sand and surf beaches and an impressive, heavily forested mountain range runs right up to the middle of the peninsula. On the east coast of the peninsula, there’s a never-ending parade of beaches lined up with Pohutukawa trees (a red flowering native tree). Don’t miss the spectacular Cathedral Cove, the jewel of a protected marine reserve and, on the Hot Water Beach, you will be able to dig your own spa pool.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$339.94
per group
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$339.94
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Coromandel, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach Full Day Tour From Auckland

Coromandel, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach Full Day Tour From Auckland

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Renowned for the pristine white-sand beaches, the untouched lush native forests and breathtaking natural formations, discover the Coromandel Peninsula on this 1 Day excursion from Auckland. Our amazing tour, travelling in one of our air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicles, takes place over 8 hours and with the insight of our highly knowledgeable local tour guides, it truly will be a day to remember. No trip to New Zealand’s North Island is complete without a visit to ‘the spectacular Coromandel Region. Bring your own swimming gear and towel. We will provide the spade Our Coromandel Day Tour includes --Small group tours to give that personal,intimate experience --Magical day encompassing walking, hiking, swimming, spa-ing --Unbelievable photo opportunities all day --Relaxing, scenic drive as we get off the beaten track --Highly knowledgeable local guide --Plenty of time to explore Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove --Drop off to your accommodation in Auckland CBD or the Sky Tower
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.94
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$123.94

Cathedral Cove and Hot water beach day ( return ) trip from Auckland

Cathedral Cove and Hot water beach day ( return ) trip from Auckland

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Escape the bustle of Auckland for a day on this convenient day trip to the Coromandel Peninsula. A variety of activities are included, to make the most of your time in this naturally beautiful area: hike to Cathedral Cove, swim in the crystal waters, and dig your own spa bath at Hot Water Beach. Coromandel is one of New Zealand’s best-loved holiday destinations with is a brilliant combination of rugged, magnificence and the most sublimely serene beauty that New Zealand provides. Coromandel is furnished with an amazing collection of white sand and surf beaches and an impressive, heavily forested mountain range runs right up to the middle of the peninsula. On the east coast of the peninsula, there’s a never-ending parade of beaches lined up with Pohutukawa trees (a red flowering native tree). Don’t miss the spectacular Cathedral Cove, the jewel of a protected marine reserve and, on the Hot Water Beach, you will be able to dig your own spa pool.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.73
per group
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$310.73
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Coromandel Coastal Experience

Coromandel Coastal Experience

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The Coromandel, renowned for its pristine beaches, misty forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand's most popular holiday destinations. The laid-back locals, golden coastline, abundant marine life and mountainous interior have long made The Coromandel a favourite holiday spot for kiwis. Enjoy a delightful ride through New Zealand native bush, crossing over one of the many viaducts, tunnels and spirals before reaching the terminus at the mountain top called the ‘Eyefull Tower’ that offers stunning panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$247.16
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$247.16

Private Trip to Coromandel

Private Trip to Coromandel

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The Coromandel Coast Private Tour will take you to one of the most stunning areas of New Zealand. Formerly known largely for its Hardrock Gold Mining and Kauri, the Coromandel is now popular for tourism especially ecotourism. Enjoy a boat trip to see the incredible islands, reefs, blowholes, bays and the impressive sea cave at Cathedral Cove where parts of the Narnia film took place. This area is also home to various different marine life including dolphins, little blue penguins and fish (not guaranteed) Then take in the beautiful bush scenery on the 1-hour train ride at the Driving Creek Railway. Once at the top, you will be in awe with the panoramic views over the islands. Before you head back to Auckland you will get the unique experience of digging your very own private natural spa pool at the famous Hot Water Beach. Note: we can also offer transfers to charter boats, seaplane or Helicopter on request. Please advise dietary requirements when making the booking.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$492.21
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$492.21

7 Day - North Island Tour (All inclusive)

7 Day - North Island Tour (All inclusive)

This 7 day, small group guided tour of the North Island will visit the Coromandel, Rotorua, Taupō, and the bustling capital Wellington, with the option to visit Hobbiton and the Tongariro Crossing along the way. With accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time.
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  • 7 days
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$938.39
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$938.39

14 Day - North to South Island Tour (All inclusive)

14 Day - North to South Island Tour (All inclusive)

Tour includes: Accommodation x14 nights. Breakfast x14 Dinner x2 Activities include; Waitomo Glowworms Caves tour, Te Puia entry ticket, Tamaki Maori Village overnight experience, Spa thermal park reserve, Te Papa museum, Winery Tour (FROMM), Lake Tekapo Dark Sky reserve observatory, Queenstown Skyline and buffet dinner, Lots of hiking. The ideal trip for any New Zealand first-timer. Experience some of the world’s most picturesque valleys, get up close to fascinating Māori culture and give the ticker a good workout with a plethora of adrenaline activities. This 14-day tour will take you around the country’s hottest spots, with accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time.
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  • 14 days
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$1,932.71
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$1,932.71

18 day - North & South Island Tour (All inclusive)

18 day - North & South Island Tour (All inclusive)

Tour includes: Accommodation x17 nights. Breakfast x17 Dinner x2 Activities include; Waitomo Glowworms Caves tour, Te Puia entry ticket, Tamaki Maori Village overnight experience, Spa thermal park reserve, Te Papa museum, Winery Tour (FROMM), Lake Tekapo Dark Sky reserve observatory, Queenstown Skyline and buffet dinner, Lots of hiking. From the secluded beaches and volcanic craters of the north to the glaciers, mountains and fjords in the south, this is our most immersive experience possible. Adventure activities aplenty throughout the trip, with accommodation and some activities included, our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time. From Auckland to Christchurch and everything in between, this tour has New Zealand covered.
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  • 18 days
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$2,416.06
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$2,416.06

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Should I book Cathedral Cove tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cathedral Cove can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Cathedral Cove 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cathedral Cove costs USD 75.96. Guided Cathedral Cove tours start around USD 75.96 per person.
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