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Cape Brett Walkway

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Be prepared for beautiful coastal views. And be prepared.

It's true what they say about this one, it's fairly tough. But so long as you are mentally prepared... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
Amazing and rewarding!

Myself and three friends (24-26) did this hike at the end of December. We stayed the night at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rawhiti Road, Rawhiti 0184, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's true what they say about this one, it's fairly tough. But so long as you are mentally prepared for almost endless up and down and up and down, you'll crush this one just fine. And even more importantly, the views make it worth it....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and three friends (24-26) did this hike at the end of December. We stayed the night at the Marae camp ground the night before and drove to Oke Bay where we paid $5 to park our car on a family property overnight. We absolutely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KateM5101
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Cape Brett was one of our 'training' treks in preparation for walking the mighty Kilimanjaro later this year. Don't under estimate the Cape Brett trek - it certainly gave me a wake up call in terms of what I need to work on to ready...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This walk has lots of hills, it's all up down up down up down, the first time I did it I remember thinking "8 hours to walk 16k?" Whatever. But turns out she's pretty steep and it still took me a decent 5 hours. Take...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Dani1133
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I thought it best to start with describing our party of six. At 58 I was the oldest, and at 60kg not overweight. I walked with three of my sons and two of their partners who are all aged 27-33. Our fitness levels varied from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
8  Thank Helen9000
Reviewed 27 November 2017

had lovely weather for this walk - found the last 2.5-3 km challenging. Group of 5 of us only had to share hut with one other - so we turned into a group of 6. Comfortable well equipped hut. Glad that we decided to meet...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Chrissyv89
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Pleasant track from Rawhiti road trailhead across hils into the Whangamumu Scenic Reserve area. Takes about 1:15h each way. Good picnic destination with hardly anyone around in winter. No cellphone signal. Note: track can be quite difficult in wet weather as trail often crosses clay...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
5  Thank Kathy O
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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank Nesa76
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...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank JiriLyndsy
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28 July 2018|
Response from Craufurd |
You can take a water taxi from the crane below the Cape Brett hut, saving yourself the walk back to Depp Water Cove again, the most gruelling part of the tramp. Cost is 50 p.p. with minimum total $250 i.e. 5 pax. Many people... More
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Response from Chrissyv89 | Reviewed this property |
We started in Rawhiti booked our water taxi with Wai Not Tourism. They are based in Rawhiti and also provide secure parking for a small fee - the start of the walk is a short stroll down the road from Wai Not.We also... More