ECHO Walking Festival

Walks Calendar

7-22 April 2018

Walk / Cycle Track Grading:

1 - Suitable for most walkers/cyclists.

3 - Includes short steep or rough sections. Moderate fitness level required.

5 - Challenging steep sections, rough areas or river crossings. A high level of fitness required.

Date Walk / Cycle Location Grade
25 -

Date: Mon Apr 2, 2018
2018

Walk

A Walk Through Waihi's History

Join us for a walk through Waihi’s mining history. We will start inside the Martha Mine open pit near the ore crusher and walk along the conveyor track under three... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

2-0 -

Grade: 2

24 -

Date: Wed Apr 4, 2018
2018

Cycle

Te Aroha Trio

Meet at Te Aroha i-Site for a 10km ride on the Hauraki Rail Trail to Mangaiti Hall and return before a morning tea stop at the Domain cafe then a... DETAILS

Location: Te Aroha

2-0 -

Grade: 2

23 -

Date: Sat Apr 7, 2018
2018

Walk

Aongatete Restoration Trust Walk

For a number of years there has been a bunch of volunteers working towards the restoration of wildlife and plant life in this part of the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park.... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

2-0 -

Grade: 2

22 -

Date: Sat Apr 7, 2018
2018

Walk

Night Time in the Bush

Experience sunset from Noel’s Lookout then the sights and sounds of the bush at night where night owls and glow worms feature as we explore the Tui Domain track in... DETAILS

Location: Te Aroha

2-3 -

Grade: 2-3

21 -

Date: Sat Apr 7, 2018
2018

Walk

Stamper Tramper

Need to get out and active with the kids in the holidays? This low tech trail on the well formed Wairongomai tracks offers a chance follow clues and find the... DETAILS

Location: Te Aroha

2-3 -

Grade: 2-3

20 -

Date: Sat Apr 7, 2018
2018

Walk

Aongatete Long Loop

Sorry, this event has been CANCELLED.

Come and learn more about the work volunteers have been doing for a number of years. This includes pest control especially of ship rats and possums as well as encouraging... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

2-0 -

Grade: 2

19 -

Date: Sun Apr 8, 2018
2018

Walk

Waihi Cemetery Walk

Guided Waihi Cemetery Walk with Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists. The theme - ‘The 1918 Flu Epidemic’. All welcome. DETAILS

Location: Waihi

1-0 -

Grade: 1

18 -

Date: Sun Apr 8, 2018
2018

Walk

Mangakino Pack Track

Enjoy the beautiful settings along the Dean and Mangakino Pack tracks to where the Mangakino Stream and Waitawheta River converge. Discover ‘The Rickers’, thousands of kauri trees in a Ricker... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

3-4 -

Grade: 3-4

17 -

Date: Mon Apr 9, 2018
2018

Walk

Opito to Crayfish Bay

A walk with wildlife spotting and views to remember! A lovely beach walk along the sand to the north end of the beach to see if there are any seals... DETAILS

Location: Thames / Coromandel

1-2 -

Grade: 1-2

16 -

Date: Tue Apr 10, 2018
2018

Walk

New Northend Trig Walk

Meet at the carpark by the Resevoir at Waihi Beach. This well formed track wends it’s way around the ‘lake’ … you’ll see birds skimming the water, pohutukawa, kowhai, manuka... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

3-4 -

Grade: 3-4

15 -

Date: Wed Apr 11, 2018
2018

Walk

Tides out and the beach has gone to the dogs

Hi, my name is Rusty, a few years ago we had a great walk along Waihi Beach as part of the ECHO Walking Festival. We left from my houes and... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

1-0 -

Grade: 1

14 -

Date: Wed Apr 11, 2018
2018

Walk

Dam those Kauris

The Lindemann Pack Track enters the bush and climbs steeply up the ridge westwards – so we are going to head east and take the gentler steady climb winding its... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

4-0 -

Grade: 4

13 -

Date: Thu Apr 12, 2018
2018

Walk

Karangahake Loop with lunch and Vino

The old Karangahake Hall carpark is our starting point wineing (winding!) our way along the river trail into the gorge itself, crossing the river, climbing the steps and creeping through... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

2-3 -

Grade: 2-3

12 -

Date: Sat Apr 14, 2018
2018

Walk

Mudflat Challenge

Leaving from the end of Matahui Road the group will be guided across the mudflats to Matakana Island by local Iwi. This is approximately a 2 hour walk across to... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

3-0 -

Grade: 3

11 -

Date: Sat Apr 14, 2018
2018

Walk

Pauanui-Tairua Trail

This track has been constructed by volunteers and local contractors with a goal of linking the towns of Pauanui and Tairua. Beginning at a WW1 Memorial Forest, the trail becomes... DETAILS

Location: Thames / Coromandel

1-0 -

Grade: 1

10 -

Date: Sat Apr 14, 2018
2018

Walk

The Waihi Beach Wires Track

Previously known as The Poles Walk, this is a track up a ridge line behind the old dam. The Waihi Beach Wires Track is a beautiful hike up and down... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

4-0 -

Grade: 4

09 -

Date: Sun Apr 15, 2018
2018

Walk

Owharoa Falls and Victoria Battery

A puzzle for kids … not really! Meeting at the Waikino Cafe Carpark we follow the trail under the road, over the bridge, past the tanks, beside the river, past... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

2-0 -

Grade: 2

08 -

Date: Mon Apr 16, 2018
2018

Walk

Kaipawa Trig Station Walk

This is a Coromandel classic! Kaipawa Trig Station from the top of Whangapoua Hill lookout (Maungataururu) and then return via the Success Track and back to the Information Centre. This... DETAILS

Location: Thames / Coromandel

3-0 -

Grade: 3

07 -

Date: Mon Apr 16, 2018
2018

Walk

Mudflat Challenge

Leaving from the end of Matahui Road the group will be guided across the mudflats to Matakana Island by local Iwi. This is approximately a 2 hour walk across to... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

3-0 -

Grade: 3

06 -

Date: Wed Apr 18, 2018
2018

Walk

Waihi Beach to Shelly Bay - Beautiful Bays, High Hills and History

Meeting at the Waihi Beach Coastguard carpark we follow the track up to the trig above the bar at the south end of Waihi Beach. This is a steep climb... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

3-4 -

Grade: 3-4

05 -

Date: Thu Apr 19, 2018
2018

Walk

Rock it in Wharekirauponga

Explore one of the Coromandel’s Valleys of Gold, with something for everyone. Witness the amazing views, history, rock formations, swing bridge, tunnel and waterfall. The track is an old horse-drawn... DETAILS

Location: Thames / Coromandel

3-0 -

Grade: 3

04 -

Date: Thu Apr 19, 2018
2018

Walk

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

… NOT! From the Crown Hill Carpark in the Karangahake Gorge we cross over to the Hauraki Rail Trail. Follow the track along the river, past huge boulders, water rushing... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

2-0 -

Grade: 2

03 -

Date: Sat Apr 21, 2018
2018

Walk

Te Rereatukahia Overnight

We start heading along the Tuahu track following an old Maori trail across the Kaimai Range. This track is based in the Rereatukahia Valley and there are several stream crossings... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

5-0 -

Grade: 5

02 -

Date: Sat Apr 21, 2018
2018

Walk

Waikino Arts Trail Wander

Leaving from the Waikino Railway Station we will meander our way upwards past lush green grazing pastures, spectacular rolling hills, quaint cottages and grand old villas. Waikino is filled with... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

2-0 -

Grade: 2

01 -

Date: Sat Apr 21, 2018
2018

Walk

The Waihi Stream Loop Track

Zig-Zagging the Waihi Stream a few times the track gradually rises through bush past waterfalls. Then a ten minute ascent leads to an old track with views over the Orakawa... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

3-4 -

Grade: 3-4

00 -

Date: Tue Apr 24, 2018
2018

Walk

Duncan's Dairy Farm Walk

This walk travels through a dairy farm.  Starting at the tanker loop parking area off Woodlands Road, take a half hour journey up the farm’s main race to excellent views... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

2-0 -

Grade: 2

Health and Safety

For your health and safety please:

  • Wear suitable shoes/boots and clothing.
  • Register for all walks at least three days prior to the walk and declare any medical conditions/medication when you register.
  • Bring your own wet weather gear.
  • Bring a water bottle, snack food and any medication needed for all walks. For longer walks, please be prepared to bring lunch, first aid kit and torch.
  • Stay with the group and follow any instructions given by your walk leader.

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