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Address: Rawhiti Road, Rawhiti, New Zealand

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We walked out overnight on New Year's Day. Yes the walk is deceptively hard - and hot in summer, and especially carrying our water, as recommended! Stunning scenery and great to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
Kathy O
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We walked out overnight on New Year's Day. Yes the walk is deceptively hard - and hot in summer, and especially carrying our water, as recommended! Stunning scenery and great to see the possum-proof fence protecting the outer part of the Cape. Full hut, with very friendly bunch of Kiwis and internationals. Good facilities; gas cookers, plates, pots, pans etc,... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is a tough walk but it's extremely rewarding and worth the effort. We walked from Rawhiti and back, the full distance one way is 18.5km and it took us 7 hours including breaks & photo stops. From DWC is the most challenging part and the most spectacular, it took us 2.5 hours from DWC to the hut. The hut... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is one of my favorite tracks in New Zealand. Although it is on the coastline, it is more rigorous than one might expect with a lot of ups and downs. It was about 6 hours each way and we even got to see a pod of dolphins splashing around at the end. I would rate this hike up there... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

New Zealand has nine tracks classified by the Department of Conservation as official Great Walks. The Cape Brett Walkway isn’t one of them, but in terms of sheer beauty, it really should be. At just over 16km (10 miles) each way, and with numerous steep climbs and descents, it is however challenging but so very rewarding. For most, this is... More 

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nz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We caught the water taxi (Dive Ops) from Rawhiti to Deep Water Cove. There is parking at Rawhiti for a $5 fee. The ride takes about 20 minutes to Deep Water Cove. The lady gave us lots of information on the walk. We walked the from Deep Water Cove to the hut at Cape Brett. This is probably the hardest... More 

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Thank dlcNz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Truly spectacular walk, but save yourself by taking a water taxi to Deep Water Cover and then hike in the 3 hours to the Lighthouse Keepers Hut. This is by far the best part of the walk. The walk from Rawhiti takes 8 hours each way which was too much for our kids (13, 11, 9). For the return, we... More 

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Scottsdale
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

This hike was a lot hard than I anticipated, but the views were fantastic! It says the hike is 8 hours, but mine was 6 from Rawihiti to the hut at Cape Brett. A lot of up and down with careful footwork needed on a sometimes narrow path with steep drops. I do not think many people do this hike,... More 

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Thank Traveluster101
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Wow!! What an experience!! We took the "easy" option of a water taxi (Dive Ops) to the Cape and thoroughly enjoyed arriving in plenty of time to enjoy the afternoon exploring the historical site of the lighthouse station with the added bonus of a boat ride through the Cathedral Cave and Hole in the Rock. Overnighting in the DOC hut... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

Spectacular views of sheer cliffs and beautiful rocky coves all along this hike. The track is well formed, but very steep in places, and not for the faint hearted. Booking the hut through DoC is essential as there is no camping allowed.

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Whitianga, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

A track just before Rawiti to tramp into Whangamumu. A nice walk of around an hour , a little steep from Whangamumu bay , so you need to be a little fit. Once in the bush it is reasonably shaded from the sun. The bay is very nice and to the northern end are the remains of a whale processing... More 

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