The Hahei Bed and Breakfast provides luxurious accommodation, located within close proximity to many favourites spots around the Coromandel Peninsula, here’s an overview of some of the more popular attractions in the area!
Hahei & Surrounding Area
Hahei is famed for its spectacular, pink sandy beach. The nearby town centre includes everything from fine dining to arts, crafts and galleries. You’ll be able to find tour operators, cafés, travel services and more. From the lookout point on the 1.5km-long beach, and within walking distance of our B&B, you’ll find access to Cathedral Cove and the Marine Reserve.
Cathedral Cove can be accessed via a scenic walking track starting from the northern end of Hahei Beach. You will also be able to visit the Te Pare Point historic reserve at the southern end of Hahei Beach, a pa occupied by the Ngati Hei people.
There are several scenic walking tracks adjacent to the Marine Reserve, including the two-hour return trek to Cathedral Cove. Along the way, you’ll enjoy views over Gemstone Bay, Mares Leg and Cathedral Cove itself. Foot access to the Cathedral Cove car park is at the western end of Hahei Beach, while vehicle access (drop off only) is located along Grange Road (turn left past the shops and go all the way to the end of Grange Road).
Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve
We’re proud to be able to introduce guests to Coromandel’s first marine reserve, officially designated in early 1993. It’s easy to reach from our accommodation at Hahei Beach and can be combined with a visit to Cathedral Cove.
The reserve is named ‘Te Whanganui-A-Hei’ after a Maori Chief who arrived on a Te Arawa waka (a form of canoe), at the time of the Polynesian migration to New Zealand in the 1300s.
Hot Water Beach
Enjoy the unique experience of digging your own natural hot pool! In this particular area, naturally occurring hot water bubbles up to from 2km below ground where it is heated by hot molten rock.
There are two fissures at Hot Water Beach, issuing water as hot as 64°C (147°F) – and at a rate of up to 15 litres per minute. The best time to visit Hot Water Beach is within two hours on either side of low tide, during normal sea conditions.
A 3km crescent of fine golden sand – its safe waters flanked by Shakespeare Cliff to the west, and the Purangi River picnic spot to the east. Cooks Beach is a 12-minute drive from Hahei.
Whitianga has been continuously occupied for more than a thousand years… since the tribe of the Maori explorer, Kupe settled here, following his visit sometime around 950 AD.
Visitors will be able to hop onto the charming little boat at the Ferry Landing, before heading out to sample the sights, sounds and flavours of Whitianga. The wharf in the centre of town is the departure point for fishing enthusiasts, charter boats and scenic cruising. Other popular attractions here include the thermal pools at the ‘Lost Spring’, as well as the informative local history.