IntroductionPeach 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.
Easy walk from road end
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
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 you to use. However, we recommended that you either treat, filter or boil all drinking water. Water supply can be limited, bring your own water in case the tank runs out.
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.
Monday to Thursday:
- Adult (18+ years): $25 per night
- Child/youth (5-17 years): $12.50 per night
- Infant (0-4 years): free
Friday to Sunday:
- Adult (18+ years): $30 per night
- Child/youth (5–17 years): $15 per night
- Infant: (0-4 years): free
Backcountry Hut Passes can only be used in this hut from 1 May to 30 September.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used from 1 October to 30 April.
Bookings are required all year.
Check back here regularly for updates. A minimum of two weeks’ notice will be given.
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.
Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.
For booking enquiries contact Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.
Tracks to this hut
Peach Cove TrackLocated in Bream Head Scenic Reserve and Whangārei Heads areaThe 3-hour return walk along the Peach Cove Track requires skill and a reasonable level of fitness. The track has several steep climbs before it drops down to Peach Cove’s sandy beach.Duration 3 hr returnDifficulty Easy
Te Whara TrackLocated in Bream Head Scenic Reserve and Whangārei Heads areaFollow in the footsteps of Northland's Māori ancestors. This challenging track climbs through coastal forest before revealing a spectacular 360-degree panorama. It's one of our best day hikes.Duration 5-6 hr one wayDifficulty Intermediate
Topo50 map sheet: AX31
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1741419, N6030747
- 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.
- Northland reserve bylaws apply to Bream Head Scenic Reserve. This hut is inside this reserve.
Help stop kauri disease
- Stay away from kauri tree roots.
- Clean your footwear and gear before and after visiting kauri forest.