Cathedral Cove is one of the many stunning coastal spots easily accessible to people who live in New Zealand.
Accessible only on foot, boat or kayak, famous Cathedral Cove is one of the many beautiful coastal sites along the New Zealand coast line. Originally it was named Cathedral Cove for the high vaulted naturally formed arch way which the sea rushes through at high tide.
This area is called Te Whanganui- A-Hei by the native Maori. Highly regarded as a coastal treasure it has been declared a Marine Reserve and is protected and managed by the Department of Conservation, a government agency.
Reefs of hard rock, soft sediments, intricate caves and underwater arches provide homes for complex communities of plants, crustaceans, molluscs and fish.