Cape Brett Hut.
Image: Sharlene Laskey | ©
Water supply isn’t guaranteed during the dry summer period (mid-December to end of March). Take drinking and cooking water with you.
Cooking: 3 x 2 burner units
Cape Brett is 30 km north east of Russell. You can get to Cape Brett and Whangamumu via Rawhiti Road.
From Russell, take the Russell-Whakapara Road for 13.8 km and turning off at Kempthorne Road. Follow the road through Parekura Bay, continuing on to Manawaora Road. At the top of the road, turn left onto Rawhiti Road.
From Whangarei travel north turning off SH1 at Whakapara. Follow the Russell Road until you get to Rawhiti Road.
To access Cape Brett Reserve by sea, land at either Deep Water Cove or at Cape Brett. A water taxi is available from Russell and Paihia.
NZTopo50 map sheet: AV30
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1721030, N6106972
Backcountry Hut Tickets and Backcountry Hut Passes can't be used to pay for use of this hut.
All trampers must pay a track maintenance fee, and a fee to use the Cape Brett Hut.
Track fees maintain the track section crossing private land between Rawhiti and Deep Water Cove.
Track and hut fees can also be paid at the Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Centre in Paihia.
There is no charge for the section of track between Deep Water Cove and Cape Brett, or Whangamumu to Te Toroa Bay.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.