ECHO Walking Festival

2021 - Another great festival

Echo is now in its 18th year of connecting hills and oceans. This year’s festival featured 21 Walks with 275 registered participants.

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Walkers Words 2021

Waihi Cemetery Tour Our Tour guide was stopped in the street and thanked for our work in putting it all together. The added comment was that the Echo Walk programme isn’t possible for everyone and that the Cemetery walk allowed the...

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Walker's Words 2020

I love to hike and through this I get to witness the most beautiful landscapes & scenery that makes NZ one of the most stunning countries in the world. By sharing my photos I hope I can inspire others to...

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2019 - Another great festival!

Echo is now in its 16th year of connecting hills and oceans. This year’s festival featured 28 Walks with 429 registered participants.

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Educational Cemetery Walk

Everyone enjoyed this 2018 walk and learnt a lot about the 1918 flu epidemic and how it affected Waihi.

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Walker's Words 2016

...And our ever popular poet, Bob Mills, strikes again! Lynch Stream (Kauri to Coastline). Not what I expected, Showers sometimes all connected, ECHO walkers, Whanga Ramblers, 10am. Basil first and Justine last Herding venturers and fast, All swallowed by the...

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Walker's Words 2015

Please enjoy these walkers words from frequent participant Bob Mills. Thanks Bob!

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Walker's Words 2014

Thank you Bob for another great reflection of your experience of the Mayor Island walk.

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Walker's Words 2013

The festival brings people from all walks of life together. We are lucky enough to have an avid walker who joins us every year and who is also a great poet.

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A perspective on the ECHO Walking Festival

As I reach the crest of the ridge after a slow steady climb through native bush and turn to look out across at the vista of the Hauraki Plains and beyond, I feel a sense of achievement. I wonder to...

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