Cape Brett lighthouse



Come for a walk and view one of New Zealand's Landmarks / Whenua Tohunga, the historic lighthouse at Cape Brett, or visit the historic Whangamumu Whaling Station. Enjoy outstanding views of the outer Bay of Islands, north to the Cavalli Islands and south to Whangaruru and beyond to the Poor Knights Islands.

Guiding light: The light at the end of Cape Brett/Rakaumangamanga has guided and protected visitors to New Zealand for hundreds of years. 

The light reflecting off the crystalline rocks once helped guide the earliest waka to a safe landfall in this new homeland. For the last 100 years the Cape Brett lighthouse has lit and protected the coast for all seafarers. 

Historic Cape Brett lighthouse.

Find things to do and places to stay Cape Brett and Whangamumu area

You can land at Cape Brett or Deep Water Cove by boat. Deep Water Cove is a designated rest area for dolphins. There are restrictions in the Bay of Islands for boating.

You can snorkel at Deep Water Cove. Help protect marine wildlife in the Bay of Islands by following the diving and snorkelling restrictions.

Stop kauri disease and protect kauri

  • Scrub all soil off shoes and gear.
  • Use cleaning stations.
  • Always stay on the track.

How you can help save kauri


Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
Postal Address:   PO Box 128
Kerikeri 0245
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