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Massey Cosseys Track

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The Massey Cosseys Track is a 9k medium walk that will take you around 3 hours to complete. Massey Cosseys track is in the Hunua Ranges just out of Auckland. The Hunua Ranges is around 14,000 hectares of native forest and an hour from Auckland.

Quick Facts

        • Location: North Island NZ
        • Distance: 9 kms
        • Time needed: 3 Hours
        • Difficulty: Medium
        • Wheelchair Access: No
        • Route: One Way
        • Elevation: 399m
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: Yes
        • Dogs: No
        • Mobile Coverage: Yes
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
  • Track Highlights

    Just out for a short walk, you do catch little glimpses of Wairoa Reservoir. The Hunua Ranges is a fantastic bush, perfect for hiking.

  • Track Quality

    The Massey track was very muddy and slippery to start off, once on the main ridge it was a lot more pleasant.

  • Hazards


  • Transport


  • Water


  • Driving Instructions

    From Papakura get on to Hunua Road, at 13 Km turn left onto White Road then the next on your right into falls road.

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    17 km from Papakura, Auckland.

  • Area & Track History

    The Hunua Ranges is around 14,000 hectares of native forest. The Hunua ranges has about 2300 mm of rain per year which falls into four dams to help supply most of Auckland’s water. The park has many tramping and mountain bike tracks, you can also go fishing and swimming in the mountain pools and waterfalls. The Hunua Ranges is also home to the endangered native Kokako.

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  • Map location of Massey Cosseys Track

    Map of walk

Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

Point 1: Hunue Falls Car Park

Plenty of car parking at the end of the road. The toilets were very clean. A great place for a picnic and a swim at the falls.

Point 2: Massey Cosseys Track

Cosseys Dam 2 Ks – 45 min. There are no signs to be seen until you cross the bridge. Once you are across the bridge, turn left to walk up to the dam, or right to the water falls. The walkway is a good width and has a thin layer of gravel on top. 10 min into the walk, on the right, is a very steep stagger up the Massey track. Avoid this track. Carry on down into a creek and out. Be prepared to do a lot of step aerobics before the next turn off to the left which runs up to the Cosseys access Rd.

From then on to the dam is level walking up to the car park just a 5 min walk to the dam on sealed road. Good toilets, tables and chairs to sit on for your lunch. With a pleasant view of the dam.

To Massey turnoff – 1.7 Ks – 45 min. Keep to the left and walk along the dam wall. Just before the road up to the caretakers house, turn left for the track
Wairoa, Cosseys track. A good track, again gravel with a few little up hills. With a few steps thrown in for good luck to toughen up the legs. There is a look out on the left, with a view of the lake.

Back to Car park via Massey Track – 2.4 ks – 1 Hour. The Massey track is well gravelled and wide, mostly down hill all the way, but at a good gradient.

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Cossey-Massey-Loop-Track Massey Track, Hunua 2583, New Zealand

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