Sunday, January 13, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Cossey/Massey Loop

Combining the Massey Track and the Cossey Gorge Track provides a loop that takes you from the Hunua Falls carpark, up to Cosseys Reservoir. It's classed as a 'rewarding loop walk' that is 'steep in places' and 'involves wading or rock hoping across Cossey Creek.'

Estimated time: 3

For a first Tramp the Cossey/Massey Loop turned out to be quite a challenge - with a minor injury and a few moans. But the hard, steep terrain was worth it with the views and the sense of achievement.

Next week we're hoping to do the much shorter Suspension Bridge Loop.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Yesterday, we attempted a nice tramp in the Hunua's to go to Cosseys Reservoir. The excitement began with needing to cross a small river over rocks, and ended too quickly with Hope being stung by a bee about 20 minutes later after having to climb 200 steps (no exaggeration!).