Cathedral Caves, Catlins (H5)

Cathedral Caves, Catlins New Zealand.

GPS: -46.603813° 169.374098°

McLean Falls Cathedral Caves overview

McLean Falls Cathedral Caves overview

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Signage as the Cathedral Caves track meets the beach. Catlins.

Signage as the Cathedral Caves track meets the beach. Catlins.

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Visitors clustered around a lone Sea Lion near Cathedral Caves.

Visitors clustered around a lone Sea Lion near Cathedral Caves.

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The big opening of the two-entrance Cathedral Cave, Catlins.

The big opening of the two-entrance Cathedral Cave, Catlins.

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Heaps of visitors around the mani Cathedral Cave.

Heaps of visitors around the mani Cathedral Cave.

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Venture a little farther down the low-tide caves beach and you'll find some caves with nobody around. Nice!

Venture a little farther down the low-tide caves beach and you’ll find some caves with nobody around. Nice!

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4 Responses to “Cathedral Caves, Catlins (H5)”

  1. Lee Says:

    unfortunately the tides have pushed rocks up against the opening to the further caves and its now completely blocked

    • Cas Says:

      Just drove by this place and as Lee mentioned it’s currently closed to the public. Was looking forward to this and a bit of a shame that we only found out at the local iSite(?)

  2. Lee Says:

    When we were there they were open, lots of people there (they charge a fee of course), but we could only get about 50 meters in the 2 big caves. There are a pile of boulders piled up to the ceiling, I’m assuming if those werent there you could continue on and see more as Scott mentions.

  3. Chris Smith Says:

    The access gate isn’t opened nowadays until 1 hour before low tide, to give the gatekeeper time to check conditions. When we arrived on 29/3/16, we were informed that due to a heavy swell, we could expect waist-high surges. Along with the vast majority of waiting tourists, we didn’t find that an attractive proposition. Well, we had seen it before, but were interested to explore further as detailed in NZFrenzy. It was a cold, overcast day and heavy rain soon set in; maybe next time.

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