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Cape Brett Walkway

Rawhiti Road, Rawhiti 0184, New Zealand
+64 800 387 892
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Whangamumu Scenic Reserve hike

Pleasant track from Rawhiti road trailhead across hils into the Whangamumu Scenic Reserve area... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Bucket list walk

We walked out overnight on New Year's Day. Yes the walk is deceptively hard - and hot in summer... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Kathy O
Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great walk” (2 reviews)
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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

3  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

1  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

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

6  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

1  Thank dlcNz
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Truly spectacular walk, but save yourself by taking a water taxi to Deep Water Cover and then hike in the 3 hours to the Lighthouse Keepers Hut. This is by far the best part of the walk. The walk from Rawhiti takes 8 hours each...More

4  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 11 March 2016

This hike was a lot hard than I anticipated, but the views were fantastic! It says the hike is 8 hours, but mine was 6 from Rawihiti to the hut at Cape Brett. A lot of up and down with careful footwork needed on a...More

Thank Traveluster101
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Wow!! What an experience!! We took the "easy" option of a water taxi (Dive Ops) to the Cape and thoroughly enjoyed arriving in plenty of time to enjoy the afternoon exploring the historical site of the lighthouse station with the added bonus of a boat...More

6  Thank Johnny C
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Spectacular views of sheer cliffs and beautiful rocky coves all along this hike. The track is well formed, but very steep in places, and not for the faint hearted. Booking the hut through DoC is essential as there is no camping allowed.

2  Thank IngridNZ
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