Cape Brett Walkway

The Track

Cape Brett track begins at Oke Bay in Rawhiti and ends below the lighthouse at the seaward end of the Cape Brett peninsula. The Department of Conservation administers this house. The distance of the track is approximately 16.5 kilometres. At a comfortable pace this track takes 8-hours to complete. It crosses Te Rawhiti 3B2 Trust and DOC land and traverses over reasonably undulating and at times steep terrain up to a maximum height of 345 metres. There is 90% of bush cover, which is mainly secondary growth. The track is well marked and maintained.

Cape Brett Hut

The hut accommodates 22 people and is administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC). Book at Russell Information Centre + 64 9 403 8020 info@russellinfo.co.nz

The track features spectacular cliff edges, beautiful native forests and expansive views of the Cavalli and Poor Knights Islands, as well as the Whangamumu headlands.

Getting There and Back:

We offer several water taxi options, if you prefer to walk certain distance and be picked up for a return trip. Below are some examples:

Time & Distance:

To walk from Rawhiti to Deep Water Cove - approx. 5 - 6 hours.

To walk from Deep Water Cove to Cape Brett 5 km - approx. 2 - 3 hours.

To walk from Rawhiti to Cape Brett (16.3 Km) one way - approx. 8 hrs.