Cooking: 3 x 2 burner units
Drinking water is provided at the hut. Note that it can run out in the summer.
No dogs. Cape Brett Hut is located in Manawahuna Scenic Reserve. To protect native wildlife, dogs are not allowed.
Hut tickets cannot be used at this hut.
Backcountry Hut Passes can be used at this hut. Passes can be used unlimited for a 6 or 12 month period for most Serviced and Standard huts.
A significant portion of the track, between Rawhiti and Deep Water Cove, crosses private land. All trampers must pay a fee that is used to maintain this section of the track.
Adult: $40 Child: $20
Fees can be paid by clicking the yellow Book Online link, then Walkway Permit, at the top of this page, or at the i-Site Visitor Centre in Paihia.
There is no charge for the section of track that is on public land between Deep Water Cove and Cape Brett.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Car storage is available for a small fee at private land adjacent to Whangamumu Walk track entrance and Kaingahoa Marae, Rawhiti.
Water taxis are available, information available at local tourist information centres in Russell and Paihia.
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.
You may need to go through Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) Marine Mammal Sanctuary. Before you go check the restrictions for this marine mammal sanctuary.
NZTopo50 map sheet: AV30
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1721030, N6106972
The hut is locked. You will receive instructions on getting the access code in your booking confirmation letter.
You must pack out all your rubbish including food scraps, to prevent rat infestations.