The 14-metre high Cape Brett Lighthouse stands at the entrance to the Bay of Islands.
The iconic lighthouse was first lit in 1910, and it still has its internal workings.
The light was unique in that it was the first light of three in New Zealand to utilize mercury bath technology.
The Cape Brett Lighthouse keeper’s cottage, built in 1908, is a typical lighthouse keepers dwelling of the early 20th century.
It is the only one of its type remaining in Northland and is now the DOC hut at the Cape. Its ceramic chimney pots are of particular interest.
The whole area at the Cape is rich in early Maori history with remains of ancient pa sites (fortified villages) visible at various locations.
At the Cape you’ll be able to see far and wide up and down the coast, including taking in the Cavalli and Poor Knights Islands.
The Cape is also abundantly rich in marine and bird life so get ready to be wowed!