Cape Brett Track map

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.

Distance:15 km (9.3 miles) one way. Return via the same track.
Walking time:6 – 8 hours one way
Fitness level:High
Start elevation13m
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.
Track start coordinates:35°13’40.8″S 174°15’48.3″E
NZTM: 6100940N 1714971E
Google Maps: -35.2279879,174.2634255
GPX file:Download Cape Brett GPX

Cape Brett Track route map and elevation profile

Cape Brett Track elevation profile

Want to see photos from the Cape Brett Track and read about our experience there? Visit Walking the Cape Brett Track.

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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.