Welcome to the ECHO Walking Festival!

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

ECHO 2015 (Enjoy Connecting Hills and Oceans)

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 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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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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