Welcome to the ECHO Walking Festival!

Mills Family at the Pinnacles Hut with the Pinnacles in the background


njoy Connecting Hills & Oceans

 There was a great article in the New Zealand Herald about one of our amazing guides - Colin Hallett. Colin has done some fantastic work with trails in and around Te Aroha. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11332089 

ECHO 2014

What an amazing Festival!  Other than weather issues on the opening weekend, it was a very successful event.  It was great to have the addition of walks in the South Waikato District.  We also saw the introduction of stand up paddleboarding and snorkeling.  Its all about getting out and having fun.  We love it when we see people doing several walks too during the festival.  Its nice to see the familar faces from previous years return and also share our experiences from the walks. 

Planning is now underway for the 2015 Festival. 

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Happy walking over the winter months, take care if its slippery and we look forward to seeing you out and about during Festival 2015!

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We do try and keep costs to a donation, this is appreciated to help meet the costs associated with the festival.  Some trips involve additional costs and these are always kept to a minimum.

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