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COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Accommodation information

Holiday parks and the Waiheke Backpackers Hostel are open for bookings with COVID-19 alert level measures and protocols in place.

Baches, campgrounds and lodges are open from 10am Monday 8 March 2021.

We will be reinstating our standard cancellation and amendment rules under Alert Level 2. Customers wishing to cancel or amend can do so online via their MyAuckland accounts.

Customers who have not started their planned stay over Alert Level 3 (28 Feb-6 Mar 2021 inclusive) that have not amended or cancelled these bookings will require a manual refund for the nights affected, and we will advise if details are required.

If you haven't received cancellation communications, please email

These bush clad ranges with streams, waterfalls and magnificent vistas offer a natural playground less than an hours drive from Auckland.

Enjoy a family outing to the Hunua Falls with picnic areas and a variety of walks.

Campground is an open grassed area.


Hunua Falls pedestrian bridge closed until mid-September 2024

We are replacing the pedestrian bridge that crosses the river from the Hunua Falls car park.

These AKL Paths and tracks will be closed during construction:

  • Hunua Cossey Dam Track
  • Hunua Falls Track
  • Cossey-Massey Loop Track

Access to the car park may be restricted at times. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Cossey Access Road closed from 6am Monday 29 July

We are closing the road to the public and vehicles for tree operations. The road will reopen at 5pm Friday 2 August.

Phone the park duty ranger on 09 301 0101 if you have any concerns.

Check for open and closed tracks and help protect our kauri

We have closed large sections of the Hunua Ranges to prevent the spread of kauri dieback.

When you visit our parks, you need to clean your footwear and equipment to avoid transferring disease from one area to another.

Find open and closed tracks and read about protecting our kauri.

Falls Road, Hunua

Directions and access

Main park gates are open from 6am to 9pm during daylight savings hours and 6am to 7pm during non-daylight saving hours.

Drive through the Hunua Village and continue for 8km before turning left onto Moumoukai Rd. Follow Moumoukai Rd to its end, where it turns into A R A Drive when entering the park at the top of the hill.

From here descend into Mangatawhiri Valley where you will continue straight for another 2km. Signage will then direct you to turn right to the Upper Mangatawhiri Campground.

See more about Hunua Ranges Regional Park access information.

Availability and prices

Maximum number of people


Maximum stay

7 nights

Check-in time


Check-out time



$10.00 (GST inclusive)


$4.50 (GST inclusive)



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Booking information

Bookings can only be made six months in advance for campgrounds. Availability refreshes at midnight daily.
From 17 December to 31 January: group bookings are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
From 1 February to 16 December: group bookings are limited to a maximum of 20 people.

Find out about booking changes and cancellations, and booking if you are under 18, on How to book accommodation.




Tap water - boil water for at least three minutes before using.


Power supply

No power supply.


Toilets and bathrooms

Flush toilet on site.




Dogs, other animals and pets are prohibited at all times.



Your campsite must be clean and tidy during your stay, and when you leave.



No bins or rubbish disposal facilities. Take all rubbish and recycling with you when you leave.


Overnight vehicles and tents

You may stay in tents only.
You may not stay in anything other than a tent including a motorhome, campervan, caravan, 5 wheeler, bus, campermatic/pop top camper, truck or portable container dwellings.
Vehicle access is dependant on ground conditions. If it is dry, you may park your vehicle next to your tent.



Fires prohibited at all times.

Information about the park

Map of Hunua Ranges Regional Park

Report a problem

Report a non-urgent problem at Call our regional parks team on 09 366 2000 to report an urgent problem. Email general enquiries and feedback to