Northland region

Cape Brett.

Cape Brett

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Cape Brett is rich in early Maori history with remains of ancient pa sites (fortified villages) visible at various locations. There is also an electric fence that crosses the width of the peninsular, designed to reduce the impact of possums on coastal bush. The 14-metre high Cape Brett lighthouse stands at the entrance to the Bay of Islands.

You can walk Cape Brett or Whangamumu tracks through beaches and native and regenerating bush.  


Cape Brett is 26 kilometres north-east from Russell in the Bay of Islands and can be accessed by land or sea.

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