Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Popular Hunua track reopens

Popular Hunua track reopens

6 April 2004

The popular Cossey Massey Loop Track in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park will reopen on Wednesday April 7, just in time for the upcoming school holidays.

It has been closed for nearly three years to allow Watercare Services to do extensive dam restoration work on the nearby Cosseys Dam.

The rewarding, three-hour loop track begins beside Hunua Falls and offers walkers long range views over the Cosseys Dam and surrounding native-forest covered Hunua Ranges. Walkers will see an impressive stand of kauri and a variety of bird life.

The track, which combines Cossey Gorge track and the Massey track, is all metalled and benched. However, it is steep in places and involves walkers paddling or rock hopping across Cosseys Creek

“The Hunua Ranges Regional Park offers a variety of activities - remote experience tracks to test your bush skills, mountain bike tracks or a beautiful location to relaxing with a picnic by Hunua Falls,” ARC Parks and Heritage Committee Chair Bill Burrill says.

While the main track was closed, Watercare Services in partnership with the ARC developed a smaller loop track also accessible from the Hunua Falls area. The 30-minute Hunua Falls loop walk provides views of the falls and the surrounding forest from all angles. This track is pleasant shorter alternative to the main three-hour track.

To get to Hunua, head south on State Highway 1 (Southern Motorway) and take the Papakura off-ramp. Turn left and follow Beach Road across Great South Road and along Settlement Road. Turn right by Edmund Hillary School into Hunua Road, which takes you to the Hunua Ranges and the Hunua Falls.

Hunua Regional Park is just one of the 21 regional parks managed by the Auckland Regional Council. For more information on regional parks visit www.arc.govt.nz or call 09 366 2000.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.

Finally, yesterday’s announcement by the Ardern government that a new state agency will be set up to assess and plan the manned re-entry to the mine (on a set timetable) goes a long way to meeting the families’ remaining request: that they be enabled, if at all possible, to bury their loved ones. More>>


Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>


Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>


Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election