Introduction

Peach Cove Hut is located within Bream Head Scenic Reserve at Whangārei Heads. This is a serviced hut sleeping 8 in bunks. The hut must be booked online in advance.

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Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours

Category

  • Category
Serviced

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
8 bunk beds

About this hut

The overnight experience at Peach Cove Hut is highly recommended. At night the forest comes alive with kiwi and ruru/morepork, while in the morning, the dawn bird chorus includes kākā, bellbird/korimako, North Island robin/toutouwai and whitehead/popokatea, and if you’re lucky, you may hear the red-crowned kākāriki, all rare to Whangārei.

It is a fabulous place to simply relax, sitting on the deck and admiring the natural surroundings. This hut also provides an easy yet rewarding opportunity to introduce children to the outdoor experience.

Peach Cove Hut is a serviced hut and is great for beginners as it is close to the road end of the track, with less than 2 hours to walk. Mattresses are provided and the hut accommodates up to 8 people on large platform bunks. Rainwater is collected and stored in a tank, available for use, however it is recommended that you either treat, filter or boil all drinking water. 

There is a long-drop toilet located a short walking distance from the hut.

No open fires are allowed at the hut or beaches and all cooking must be done on portable gas stoves. There are no cooking facilities provided at the hut but a selection of rough pots and pans are available.

Getting there

Peach Cove Hut is located within Bream Head Scenic Reserve at Whangarei Heads. You can access the hut from:

You can also reach the hut by boat to Peach Cove.

Location

Topo50 map sheet: AX31

Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1741419, N6030747

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $20 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $10 per night
  • Child/Infant: (0 - 10 years): free

Pay when you make a booking – Backcountry Hut Tickets and Backcountry Hut Passes can't be used to pay for use of this hut.

Bookings

Book Peach Cove Hut online, or contact the Whangārei Office.

Know before you go

  • The hut is locked. The PIN number is provided upon receipt of payment.
  • This hut is unheated.
  • No dogs.
  • No fires (including on the beach).
  • No camping in the reserve.
  • Take care on Peach Cove Track steps as they have subsided over time, making them difficult and sometimes dangerous. 
  • Northland reserve bylaws apply to Bream Head Scenic Reserve.

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  • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
  • Clean your footwear and gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

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Contacts

Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2 South End Ave
Raumanga
Whangarei 0110
Postal Address:   PO Box 842
Whangarei 0140
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