Cape Brett Peninsula

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Coordinates: 35°10′22″S 174°19′52″E / 35.1729°S 174.3310°E / -35.1729; 174.3310

Cape Brett Peninsula is located in New Zealand
Cape Brett Peninsula
Cape Brett Peninsula is in the North Island of New Zealand.

Cape Brett Peninsula, (Māori: Rākaumangamanga) is a peninsula on the northern North Island of New Zealand.[1] It is 15 km long.

The head of the peninsula is Cape Brett; a promontory which extends north into the Pacific Ocean at the eastern end of the Bay of Islands. Cape Brett is accessible via Rawhiti Road. The Cape is also accessible by a water taxi coming from Russell and Paihia.

A lighthouse stands at the end of the peninsula, which rises to 360 metres at its northern end. A noted landmark, the natural arch ('Hole in the Rock') of Piercy Island, lies about 500 metres off the cape.

A predator proof fence across the peninsula excludes the brushtail possum, an introduced animal pest, which feeds on the pohutukawa tree to such an extent that the tree can eventually die.

The peninsula includes Oke Bay, off Rawhiti Road, about 29 km from Russell, New Zealand.[2]

Cape Brett

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Place name detail: Cape Brett Peninsula". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  2. ^ Donald, Darroch (2007). Footprint New Zealand (4th ed.). Footprint Travel Guides. p. 180. ISBN 1-906098-04-2.