This magnificent, steeped in history walking track, rated one of the best 100 in the world, is 7-8 hours and 16.3 km one way.
It’s perfectly suited for people with average to good fitness.
This track equates to approximately 26,666 steps.
Travelling north from Auckland, turn off SH1 at Whakapara, 15 minutes north of Whangarei. Follow the Russell-Whakapara Road.
It will take about 1 hour to get to Rawhiti from Whangarei.
If you are travelling from Russell, the road to Rawhiti and Cape Brett is well signposted and will take you 35 minutes.
Below is a picture of the start of the Cape Brett track.