Cape Brett Track
Cape Brett is located in the Bay of Islands, 26km northeast of Russell, and can be accessed by land or sea.
The track begins from Oke Bay, Rawhiti, and 26km from Russell or can be joined from the Whangamumu Track.
Cape Brett Track traverses through native and regenerating bush. The track runs along the ridge through Maori-owned land before reaching Conservation land at Deep Water Cove – Manawahuna for the last 6km of the track. Upon arrival at Deep Water Cove, you can enjoy a refreshing swim and snorkel.
From the forested ridges, you can take in spectacular coastal scenery. Towards the Cape, walking alongside the dramatic cliff-face, you can see abundant fish and bird life below – often dolphins and seals will come close to shore.
From Deep Water Cove onwards, the track gets steeper and becomes quite exposed. Although it is not that far to the lighthouse, it will take you about 2-3 hours, and can be quite tiring. The effort is rewarded with outstanding views of the outer Bay of Islands, north to the Cavalli Islands and south to Whangaruru and beyond to the Poor Knights Islands.
This track equates to approximately 26,666 steps.
- 20.0 km
- 8.0 hours
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