Welcome to the ECHO Walking Festival!

 

ECHO 2017 (Enjoy Connecting Hills and Oceans)

This was in Parakiwai Valley  where the "Rock It In Wharekirauponga" Walk was to have been (13/4/17). A good call to cancel that particular walk! However, Cyclone Cook has left us fairly unscathed, so lets hope this last week of walks has a smoother path.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 LATEST NEWS

Geoteering at Papmoa Hills (22/4/17) - SORRY THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO PARK CLOSURE

Overnight Adventure - Waitawheta (20/4/17) - SORRY THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

Orokawa At Night (16/4/17) - SORRY THIS WALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO TRACK CONDITIONS. NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED ASAP

Benson's Beach Walk (15/4/17)- SORRY THIS WALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED ASAP

Easter 5/10 Walk Katikati has been postponed from 15/4/17 until the 22/4/17 - All details remain the same.

Pauanui Tairua Trail (15/4/17) SORRY THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The Poles Walk, Waihi Beach (15/4/17) - SORRY THIS WALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO TRACK CONDITIONS. NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED ASAP

The Waihi Beach Teddy Bears Picnic (15/4/17) - SORRY THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE SITE CONDITIONS

Bowentown Archeology & Historical Walks with Brigid Gallagher (14/4/17) - SORRY THIS WALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED ASAP

Rock It In Wharekirauponga (13/4/17) - SORRY THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST

Rapurapu Kauri Track (13/4/17) - SORRY THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST

A big shout out to Colin Hancock and the team at Trek 'N' Travel, Hamilton for the wonderful array of spot prizes they have given us! See our prize page for details. 

A Walk Through Waihi's History (2) on Wednesday April 19 is now fully booked out. To go on the waiting list please email info@waihi.org.nz

Bowentown Archeology & Historical Walks with Brigid Gallagher is now fully booked out. To go the waiting list please email - kelly@waihibeachinfo.co.nz

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.

Newsletter Subscription

Keep up to date with the ECHO Walking Festival e-newsletter: