Cathedral Cove damage
Image: Ainsley Harris | DOC


A date and venues have been confirmed for community drop-in sessions on the options to reinstate walking access to Coromandel’s Cathedral Cove beach.

Date:  16 May 2024

The sessions, hosted by the Department of Conservation, will be held on Saturday 25 May 2024.

Two community drop-in sessions will be held:

  • The Mercury Bay Community Boardroom, 10 Monk St, Whitianga, 9.30 am-12 pm.

  • The Hahei Community Hall, 52 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei, 2.00 pm-4.30 pm.

Attendees will be able to read information on the walking access reinstatement options being considered and talk to DOC staff about what those options entail.

People attending the drop-in sessions can also respond to a DOC survey on reinstatement options. Those who cannot attend the drop-in sessions can email to provide feedback.

Feedback from the public will be included in decision-making processes.

The track to Cathedral Cove beach has been closed to the public since February 2023, when it was damaged by landslides caused by extreme weather events.


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