Best tackled over two days, the 30 km (18.6 miles return) Cape Brett Track is challenging and requires a high level of fitness. However, stunning sea views and a night spent in the former lighthouse keeper’s cottage at the end of this rugged peninsula will more than make up for it.

Track Details

Distance: 15 km (9.3 miles) one way. Return via the same track.
Walking Time: 6 – 8 hours one way
Fitness Level: High
Start Elevation 13m
End Elevation: 31m
Highest Point: 347m (1138 feet)
Track Type: A steep, rough track with unbridged stream crossings and steep drop-offs. Can be very muddy in places.
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Track Route Map & Elevation Profile

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Cape Brett Track: -35.205794, 174.301529

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Cape Brett Track Elevation Profile

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Topographic map data on this page is sourced from the LINZ Data Service and licensed by LINZ for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence. Elevation data is sourced from NASA’s SRTM1 (Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) database.