Cape Brett Peninsula
As you sail past pristine beaches and jagged outcrops along Northland’s coast, you’ll eventually see, at the end of Cape Brett Peninsula, a striking white lighthouse that guided vessels from 1910 to 1978. You can sometimes spot backpackers taking in well-deserved views after hiking the secluded 16-kilometer (10-mile) Cape Brett Track, which ends at the lighthouse. Below, at sea level, are the ruins of Northland’s longest-running whaling station, called Whangamumu.
By Erin Levi