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Cape Brett, Bay of Islands - Weekend

  • 15 Mar 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • 17 Mar 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Como Street, Takapuna
  • 6

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Perched near to the tip of the Cape (with exceptional views) lies the light keepers house, now converted to a DOC hut. We’ll see lots of wildlife, and if we are lucky, dolphins on the way!

We will leave Takapuna on Friday night at 7 pm and stay at the Rawhiti campground. The bus can sleep the whole party, but you are welcome to bring your tent if you prefer ( we will arrive late so pitching will be in the dark).

The track is a straight forward one through the bush from Rawhiti to Deep Water Cove (3-6 hrs). Then it continues along the Cape itself traversing a razor back ridge and then descends down to the hut (2-3hrs). The total walking time will be around 8 hours.

On Sunday we will head off nice and early to Deep Water Cove where a water taxi will pick us up at 11 am and drop us off back at the bus (Rawhiti Marae).

Please note that the water at the Cape Brett hut is contaminated due to saltwater - you need to bring all of the water with you that you need for drinking and cooking.

Please also bring everything you need for a usual away trip (sleeping bag, food, snacks, personal supplies...). The hut has burner units however it won’t hurt to carry your own gas cooker.

Depart: Como Street, Takapuna.  NB.  Not our Sunday departure location

Time7.00pm Friday 15 March

Cost: $220

Organiser: Annika Werner

Ph:  027 374 7469

Register through the website, or contact Karen 0274 106 001 / bookings@nstc.org.nz.

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