We look forward to seeing you out and about during Festival 2015!
Both the Mayor Island Excursion, Ananui Falls, Coromandel Coastal Walkway and the Mudflat Challenge are fully booked.
An injury has meant that we now have 4 vacancies forThe Up Over and Into Hot Water on 29th March. Be in quick to grab one of the final spots.
For booking purposes the registrations for Barbeque at the Pinnacles will close at noon on Monday March 23.
Unfortunately the track leading directly up to the Under Ground Pumphouse on the Crown track is closed due to a slip, so the Karanagahake Trail Adventure on Monday March 30 is now cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.
KAURI DIE BACK
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
The best way to keep up to date is to register for our newsletter below.Costs
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.
Each year we encourage walkers to take their cameras with them and capture the spirit of the festival, and this year is no exception - but we are increasing our categories for you!
Category 1 - "Catching the Action"
Category 2 - "Where Am I?"
Category 3 - "Selfie with Someone Elsie"
Category 4 - "Beauty Not Only in the Eye of the Beholder"
Each category will have a first prize of $50. So take your camera/phone and get snapping. Details to enter your pics will be posted a little closer to the festival start date.
All walkers in 2015 will enter a prize draw to win great prizes.