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Twin Coast Discovery Road Trip Northland & Bay of Islands


Cape Brett walk regenerating bush, Rawhiti Cape Brett walk regenerating bush, Rawhiti

Rawhiti is a quiet haven fluttering the Flag of Independence from its Marae flagpole. Rāwhiti or Te Rāwhiti is a small beachfront town about 27&km from Russell in the Bay of Islands of New Zealand. Most of the land in the area continues under traditional ownership. There are two marae — Kaingahoa and Te Rāwhiti. There are powered camp sites, bathroom and cooking facilities at Kaingahoa marae located in Rawhiti.

The marae also serves as a camping ground for visitors, belonging to the Patukeha hapu of Ngāpuhi. The general public is also welcome. The camp site is functional and well maintained. The welcome is excellent. Pets are welcome however they must be on a lease at all times. For trampers a great spot for preparations for the Cape Brett tramp. The majority of land continues to be owned by the traditional owners. There are no shops or petrol stations in the vicinity. The nearest services are in Russell and your final destination for the day.

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