Cossey - Massey Loop walk

Important notice

Note the detour down the Road from Cosseys Dam as Cosseys Gorge Track has several huge slips.  You can connect back across the stream to the Hunua Falls carpark - signposted about 2.5km down the road.

Track Partially Closed Walking track Track partially closed until further notice

Cosseys Gorge Track is closed, but a detour down the Road allows you to complete the loop

Other tracks

Walking track

As the Cosseys Gorge Track has suffered some major slips and is likely to be closed for a long time, you can still do a loop track by taking the Massey Track up past the Kauri Grove and turning left to Cosseys dam - then continue down the road for just over a couple of kilometres and you will see a small track to your left which takes you down steps to the stream crossing back to the Hunua Falls car park.  Take care crossing the stream - if too high continue following the road all the way back to the Hunua Falls car park.


Cossey - Massey Loop walk details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Hunua Falls' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 8.3 km
Time: 3 hours 0 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: No

What to expect

Walking tracks should be suitable for people with reasonable fitness levels.

Walking tracks will:
  • Have easy to moderate grades with mostly compacted and drained surfaces.
  • Be well sign-posted with directional signs at track entrances and junctions and have safety signs where required.
Walking tracks may:
  • Have steps on excessively steep areas.
  • Have timber boardwalks and bridges over permanent wet areas and waterways.
  • Have seats and maintained views at areas of interest.


Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen. You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.