Hahei to Cathedral Cove in 10 minutes!
Pick-up & drop-off every 30 minutes from Hahei or Cathedral Cove!

Adult = $15, Children = $10 (age 2-14) each way

Payment to be made on board Taxi. No bookings needed - just wait on the beach by the yellow/black flag. From late December until February you may be able to buy a ticket from a crew member on the beach.

For Today's Operation status & departure times please phone 027 919 0563 for an automated message or see what's going on today on our live facebook feed below.


Location and Departure:
Hahei is only 2.5 hours from Auckland airport.

The Water Taxi departs in front of the main carpark on the Hahei Beach front. For the pick up and drop off point, look for the big yellow & black flags on the beach.


  • Cathedral Cove Water Taxi
  • Hahei Beach
  • Boarding
  •  Hoho Rock
  • Cathedral Cove Water Taxi
  • Cathedral Cove
  • Departure point at the beach
  • Cathedral Cove coastline

Contact: Hayden Smith - Ph: 027 919 0563


Special Notes:

The taxi’s operation is seasonal & weather dependent - please check the updated phone message advising on the status of the day’s operation and predicted weather forecast.

As your safety is our #1 priority, Cathedral Cove Water Taxi reserves the right to cancel all trips due to poor weather & sea conditions or insufficient passenger numbers.

• The boarding ramp rests in shallow water when boarding takes place. You will get your feet wet!

• As we operate in a Marine Reserve, please carry all of your rubbish out of the Reserve. Use the designated toilet facilities.

• Payment can be made by card or cash. We accept Eftpos, Debit, Visa or Mastercard. Please have the correct money if possible.

• We are available for special functions, group bookings and specialize in wedding transport to Cathedral Cove & surrounding beaches. Enquire for transport to Mercury Islands.

• What to bring: sandals or hiking shoes, warm jacket, sunscreen, towel, snorkeling equipment, insect repellant, water, camera, food and a small daypack.


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