Welcome to the ECHO Walking Festival!


ECHO 2017 (Enjoy Connecting Hills and Oceans)

We are pleased to bring you the festival dates for 2017. Our opening weekend will be Saturday April 1 and the final day will be Sunday April 23. The in-between will be action packed with some exciting new prospects. Our new programme has recently been updated, so please go to our 'Walks' page and explore all the possibilities. 

Upland Road to Poupou Stream on Sunday April 9 2017 is already fully booked. To go onto the waiting list please email - jacqui@katchkatikati.org.nz

Glow Worm Walk - TECT All Terrain Park on Tuesday April 4 2017 is fully booked. To go onto the waiting list please email michelleb@sportbop.co.nz



Kauri dieback is the deadly kauri disease caused by Phytophthora taxon Agathis (or PTA). Following DNA studies, this fungus-like disease was formally identified in 2008 as a distinct and previously un-described species of Phytophthora. Kauri dieback is specific to New Zealand kauri and can kill trees of all ages. Unfortunately it has recently been discovered on the Coromandel Peninsula. We will be promoting the education of Kauri Die Back during the ECHO Walking Festival, but urge you to visit the website as well to find out more about this disease threatening our Kauri - www.kauridieback.co.nz 

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