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Rakaumangamanga – Walk 15


Fri 29 Sep 2017, 6:00am

Where: Russell Bowling Club, 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $190.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: steph9

Cape Brett Lighthouse Overnight Walk.
This is a must do walk. Spectacular, breathtaking, challenging, rewarding, fun - were all words used this describe this walk last year.

You are going to want a good breakfast to take this on, for those who want to walk all day.

Water taxi out to Rawhiti, with a wet feet landing, boots on and the start of the Cape Brett Walkway. This must be one of the best hikes in New Zealand – a must do. A difficult but totally rewarding walk. You will see evidence of the pest control operation, crossing over a pest proof fence, the regrowth of plant species, the presence of Fantail, Wood Pigeon, Pied Tit and Tui. Once you have finished the first hour and conquered Pukehuia, snack and rest then enjoy the ridge walk out along the entire Cape Brett Peninsula. With views over the bay behind you enjoy the sights to the south Te Toroa, Whangaruru and the Poor Knights. With a pack full of your daily requirements you will arrive at the lighthouse keepers accommodation just in time for sunset.

All the ingredients will be delivered for a typical tramper’s feast, not flash but filling. The house is comfortable with bunk rooms, and the kitchen has cooking facilities and is fitted out with long wooden tables - the perfect spot to swap tramping stories.

Next morning
– Breakfast and coffee looking out over the Pacific Ocean, it is truly paradise.
- Ease your way down the steps to the water and hop aboard a water taxi for an extreme ride back to Russell.
- Alternative option due to weather, pack up and return to Deep Water Cove to meet taxi.

Things you need to know;
What you will carry on the walk, all your own gear, lunch, drinking water for the walk, sleeping bag and clothing, plate, knife, fork, spoon, and cup.

What will be transported on the boats, water for whilst at the hut, dinner and breakfast food.

If the weather is not good an alternative day trip will be offered, with a partial refund or a full refund.

– Overnight.

- 16 km.

- Hard.

All walks depart from the Russell Bowling Club in Russell. There are many walks to book on, so look at all the walks you can do over the 3 days. The walks are all guided and the guides are knowledgeable and passionate about the region.

Visit our website to see all the walks you can do.
For more on accommodation and what is on in the region - speak to Collette from Russell Information Centre: 0800 633 255 or (09) 403 8020 (Russell Office).