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

01 October 2018

If you're visiting Cathedral Cove, take the Go Kiwi park and ride shuttle from the Hahei Visitor Car Park which is up and running from today until the end of April 2019.

It leaves every 20 minutes and takes you 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

Every summer we join with Go Kiwi to provide the park and ride service, to alleviate the traffic congestion in Hahei from visitors to Cathedral Cove.

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

Park & Ride

Parking at the Hahei Visitor Car Park is free. We're encouraging visitors to Hahei and Cathedral Cove to use this car park. From today 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

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, we'll 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 our District that were allocated a total of $2M from the TIF in September. 

Hahei parking consultation

To manage visitor parking in Hahei, in August and September we asked for public feedback on two main options we proposed - which were drawn up through discussions with the Hahei Residents and Ratepayers and the Mercury Bay Community Board. Both options require our Parking Control Bylaw to be amended. Either:

  • Make all Hahei streets, including berms, resident-only parking from October to April. Or,
  • No parking allowed on entire streets or on parts of streets, including berms, with no exemptions for residents, by way of broken yellow lines.

We received more than 300 submissions. Hearings are scheduled for 8 October at 9am at Oceans Resort, 18 Eyre St, Whitianga. Our Council will then discuss the submissions and hearings and a final decision will be made at the 30 October Council meeting.