Welcome to the ECHO Walking Festival!

 ECHO 2017 (Enjoy Connecting Hills and Oceans)


Thank you for staying with us during the frustrating autumnal weather we experienced this year. It certainly was a challenge for organisers and guides trying to make the right call, but the highest priority is the health and safety of our participants.

Congratulations to our 2017 ECHO photograph competition winners.

Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder - Melanie Camoin (A Walk Through Waihi's History)

Catch The Action - Gail Francis (Pylon Peak)

Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder - Melanie Camoin (A Walk Through Waihi's History)  

Congratulations to our spot prize winners and thanks to our spot prize providers:

• BOP Podiatry Voucher – Josh Wood (Mt Maunganui)
• Pinnacles Hut – Ros Wilson (Whakatane)
• Valley Gardens Lodge – Anne Vukojevich
• Flat White – Rod Rattray
• Over the Moon Voucher  - Kylie Brighouse
• Otesha Falls – Shena McGregor
• Trek n Travel back pack – Angela Wallace. Trek N Travel -  also provided items which were drawn as Guide spot prizes.

Congratulations to our lucky survey winner:

Thanks to all of you who filled in our online survey. From the 42 respondees, Anne Shrubsall was the lucky winner of $50 cash.


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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