The Cathedrals

Cathedral Road

With a stunning coastline and dramatic cliffs, there's no better way to unwind than a walk on a sunny day in and around Gore Bay. Further north, the Cheviot Hills Reserve is also a great place to stretch your legs and see some incredibly old and large specimen trees.

Cathedral Road
Gore Bay

Copyright Mark Pickering


Duration of walk: 1 hour
How to get there: Drive on State Highway 1 to Cheviot, then turn down the signposted Gore Bay Road. Distance from Christchurch 100km.
Description of walk:

This is a small interesting reserve with a circuit walking track. The track starts and ends by the Gore Bay batches and is well signposted. You are sure to spot friendly fantails along the way.

"The Cathedrals" are eroded siltstone pillars, which are a typical example of what has come to be known as "badlands" landscape, after the famous American example. They can be seen from the walk they are best viewed from the road that continues from Gore Bay along the coast. Clearly signposted.

Facilities available: Toilets, cold water, rubbish bins, camping, fishing permitted, tennis court, dairy and service station within 5kms.


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Information correct as at: 02 September 2023

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