Cape Brett Track – Bay of Islands New Zealand 5


Day One Trails: 253 Rawhiti Road car park – Water taxi – Deep Water Cove – Deep Water Cove Track – Cape Brett Track – Cape Brett Hut.

GPS: Set “253 Rawhiti Road, Rawhiti” in your GPS. It’s about 240km 3hrs 15mins drive from Auckland city center.
Car Park: Yes (Drop $5 each car for over night parking at 253 Rawhiti Road)
Public Toilet: Yes (in the campsite 243 Rawhiti Road)
Weather: Check Kerikeri Weather before you go.

Water Taxi: From 253 Rawhiti Road car park to Deep Water Cove (have minimum charge, call for deatils)

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Total distance: 4.51 km
Total climbing: 407 m
Average speed: 2.49 km/h
Total Time: 02:15:19

Difficulty Rating: 1.18 – E   * The Total distance, Max elevation and Total climbing in this post are not accurate enough due to the software was set improperly!
The “Total Time” is my time in April which includes morning tea time and lunch time.
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Cape Brett Track in Bay of Islands New Zealand

Cape Brett Track in Bay of Islands New Zealand

Day Two Trails:  Cape Brett Hut – Cape Brett Track – Junction to Deep Water Cove – Junction of track to Whangamumu (Whangamumu Whaling Station Via Te Toroa) – Junction of track to Whangamumu (Via Kauri Grove) – Cape Brett Track Rawhiti Road entry (147 Rawhiti Road) – Walk along Rawhiti Road back to car park.

Total distance: 14.74 km
Total climbing: 911 m
Average speed: 2.98 km/h
Total Time: 06:22:04

Difficulty Rating: 3 – M  * The Total distance, Max elevation and Total climbing in this post are not accurate enough due to the software was set improperly!
The “Total Time” is my time in April which includes morning tea time and lunch time.
Photos on the map. Click opened photo to close.

Alternative One Day Track: 253 Rawhiti Road car park – Water taxi – Cape Brett Hut – Cape Brett Track – Cape Brett Track Rawhiti Road entry (147 Rawhiti Road) – back to car park.

Alternative Two days Track: 253 Rawhiti Road car park – Cape Brett Track Rawhiti Road entry (147 Rawhiti Road) – Cape Brett Track – Cape Brett Hut over night – Cape Brett Track return back to car park.

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5 thoughts on “Cape Brett Track – Bay of Islands New Zealand

  • becky logan

    You say it only costs $34 for a water taxi from the Rawhiti Road carpark to Deep Water Cove. I’ve checked with Dive Ops and with Russell’s and it’s more like $250 each way. Could you clue me into this much cheaper alternative? Also, is the car park a relatively safe place to leave a campervan overnight?

    • derek Post author

      Hi Becky, I am sorry it misled you. I will change this soon. $34 is not common fare. We have more than 10 people that day. I have no idea what was the minimum charge for one boat if you have only few people. Car park is safe, it’s in the private land with gate.

  • tao jiang

    Hi Derek,

    Just wondering if you’ve still got that water taxi’s contact details? I am planning to the track in a couple of weeks.
    Thanks heaps for sharing your tramping route, that’s very helpful.

    Cheers
    Tao