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Cape Brett Walkway

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Incredibly breathtaking scenery along this amazing walk- a must do BUT be prepared...

Cape Brett was one of our 'training' treks in preparation for walking the mighty Kilimanjaro later... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Debbie G
Whangarei, New Zealand
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This walk has lots of hills, it's all up down up down up down, the first time I did it I remember... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
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Rawhiti Road, Rawhiti 0184, New Zealand
+64 800 387 892
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Reviewed 5 December 2014

This is a magnificent 7 hour hike form the beautiful Oke Bay in Bay of Islands to the DOC Hut on the cliff edge at Cape Brett. It requires a medium level of fitness and has many steep climbs and descents, experienced trampers with day...More

9  Thank russell o
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Hiked from Rawhiti to Cape Brett which took us 7 hours of the estimated 8 hours. The DOC website had little information about the elevation of the walk and referred to a private site which also informed about the secure parking option in Rawhiti (but...More

6  Thank chicki0626
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Cape Brett was one of our 'training' treks in preparation for walking the mighty Kilimanjaro later this year. Don't under estimate the Cape Brett trek - it certainly gave me a wake up call in terms of what I need to work on to ready...More

2  Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This walk has lots of hills, it's all up down up down up down, the first time I did it I remember thinking "8 hours to walk 16k?" Whatever. But turns out she's pretty steep and it still took me a decent 5 hours. Take...More

2  Thank Dani1133
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I thought it best to start with describing our party of six. At 58 I was the oldest, and at 60kg not overweight. I walked with three of my sons and two of their partners who are all aged 27-33. Our fitness levels varied from...More

6  Thank Helen9000
Reviewed 26 November 2017

had lovely weather for this walk - found the last 2.5-3 km challenging. Group of 5 of us only had to share hut with one other - so we turned into a group of 6. Comfortable well equipped hut. Glad that we decided to meet...More

1  Thank Chrissyv89
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Pleasant track from Rawhiti road trailhead across hils into the Whangamumu Scenic Reserve area. Takes about 1:15h each way. Good picnic destination with hardly anyone around in winter. No cellphone signal. Note: track can be quite difficult in wet weather as trail often crosses clay...More

Thank Uhuru966
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We walked out overnight on New Year's Day. Yes the walk is deceptively hard - and hot in summer, and especially carrying our water, as recommended! Stunning scenery and great to see the possum-proof fence protecting the outer part of the Cape. Full hut, with...More

5  Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is a tough walk but it's extremely rewarding and worth the effort. We walked from Rawhiti and back, the full distance one way is 18.5km and it took us 7 hours including breaks & photo stops. From DWC is the most challenging part and...More

3  Thank Nesa76
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is one of my favorite tracks in New Zealand. Although it is on the coastline, it is more rigorous than one might expect with a lot of ups and downs. It was about 6 hours each way and we even got to see a...More

2  Thank JiriLyndsy
Reviewed 3 September 2016

New Zealand has nine tracks classified by the Department of Conservation as official Great Walks. The Cape Brett Walkway isn’t one of them, but in terms of sheer beauty, it really should be. At just over 16km (10 miles) each way, and with numerous steep...More

7  Thank OutThere-Kiwi
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We caught the water taxi (Dive Ops) from Rawhiti to Deep Water Cove. There is parking at Rawhiti for a $5 fee. The ride takes about 20 minutes to Deep Water Cove. The lady gave us lots of information on the walk. We walked the...More

2  Thank dlcNz
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Response from Chrissyv89 | Reviewed this property |
We started in Rawhiti booked our water taxi with Wai Not Tourism. They are based in Rawhiti and also provide secure parking for a small fee - the start of the walk is a short stroll down the road from Wai Not.We also... More