Wairoa Cossey Track

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Tramping track

The Wairoa Cosseys Track starts at the junction of the Suspension Bridge Track on the western side of the Wairoa Dam, climbs steeply for the first 650m then continues north along an undulating ridge with good views of the Wairoa Dam and the Hunua-Paparimu Valley. At the midpoint a grassy area provides a suitable picnic site wih views. The track then continues north through bush for an hour before descending to a lookout 800m from the east side of Cosseys Dam. Heights above sea level: Cosseys Dam - 160m Wairoa Dam - 180m. This track can be walked in either direction, however you will have to plan vehicle pickup.

Wairoa Cossey Track details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Hunua Ranges' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 8.0 km
Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: No

What to expect

Suitable for people of reasonable fitness and experience.

Tramping tracks will:
  • Consist of formed and drained surfaces.
  • Be signposted at track entrances and key junctions.
Tramping tracks may:
  • Have structures in permanent wet areas but waterways will not generally be bridged.
  • Tramping tracks may also have limited track information, and steep grades.


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.


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