Tuesday, 25 June 2019


Visiting Cathedral Cove? Park and ride with the Go Kiwi shuttle

If you're visiting Cathedral Cove, take the Go Kiwi park and ride shuttle from the Hahei Visitor Car Park. The shuttle started up on 1 October and will run until the end of April 2019. It leaves every 20 minutes and takes cutomers straight to the beginning of the walking track at the top of Grange Road.

Adults - $5 return
Child - $3 return
Family - $10 return (2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years)

The park and ride shuttle is in operation daily from 9am to 6pm until 30 April. No bookings are required. Pay at the ticket machine, cash to driver, or book online at www.go-kiwi.co.nz.

Every summer the Thames Coromandel District Council join with Go Kiwi to provide the park and ride service. This is to alleviate the traffic congestion in Hahei from visitors to Cathedral Cove.

Park at the Hahei Visitor Car Park - it's free

Parking at the Hahei Visitor Car Park is free. TCDC encourage visitors to Hahei and Cathedral Cove to use this car park. From 1 October until 30 April, the car park at Grange Rd is drop-off only, apart from the two mobility parks which have a four-hour time limit. The other council-operated car park in Hahei, at the seaside end of Hahei Beach Rd, is small and fills very early in the morning.

For more on parking in Hahei, go to www.tcdc.govt.nz/haheiparking.

The visitor car park is on Hahei Beach Rd at the entrance to the village. It is currently being expanded by about 250 spaces which will more than double its capacity. In addition, TCDC will be constructing improved walking connections from the car park to the beach and onwards to Cathedral Cove.

These improvements are being co-funded with the help of $1.4M from the Government's Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF).

Read more about this project and others in the Thames Coromandel district that were allocated a total of $2M from the TIF in September.



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