Looking for an adventure in Auckland that combines breathtaking scenery with a healthy dose of exercise? Look no further than the Massey Cossey Loop Track! This stunning hike takes you through the lush forests and rolling hills of the Hunua Ranges.
The Massey Cossey Loop Track is a great choice for both experienced hikers and those who are new to the game but are up for a bit of a challenge. With a total distance of just over 8 km, it's a challenging hike that will keep you on your toes, but it's also short enough that you can complete it within 3 or 4 hours. You'll wind your way up and down hills, through streams, and over rocky terrain, all while taking in some of the most stunning scenery that Auckland has to offer.
This combines two Hunua Tracks, the Cossey Gorge Track, and the Massey Track.
The loop can be walked in either direction; both have a significant number of stairs to climb in the beginning and thus to descend as you get closer to the end of the loop.
One of the best things about the Massey Cossey Loop Track is the diversity of landscapes you'll encounter. Some of the highlights include beautiful views across the native bushland, the Hunua Falls and the Cossey Dam.
Of course, it's important to be prepared for any hike, and the Massey Cossey Loop Track is no exception. Make sure you have a good pair of hiking boots, plenty of water, and a packed lunch.
So, if you're looking for an adventure in Auckland that combines breathtaking scenery with plenty of excitement, the Massey Cossey Loop Track is the perfect choice.
Location Te wāhi
Hunua RangesPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Take the State Highway 1 and follow the sign for Hunua Ranges. From the car park, cross the bridge and start your walk from here.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Bring plenty of water and good walking shoes.