Gums Loop Walk is in the Wainuiomata Recreation Regional Park. It sits at the base of one of the largest and most pristine lowland forests in the lower North Island.
This trail leads you on a gentle stroll through the park in the lower valley. You can complete it in either direction from the main car park.
The trail crosses the Wainuiomata River via a swing bridge. From there it will take you to the historic Mackay Cottage site, where there are options to walk further along for more challenging loops.
Simply follow the main trail from Mackay’s which widens and travels among native bush, gum, and pine trees. Keep an ear out for native birds as you go.