ECHO Walking Festival

Walks Calendar

6-28 April 2019

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
20 -

Date: Sat Apr 6, 2019
2019

Walk

Tuhua/Mayor Island Day Tripper

Tuhua is the ancestral home of the Te Whanau A Tauwhao ki Tuhua.  Tuhua is also the Maori name of obsidian and is one of the few places in Aotearoa... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

5-0 -

Grade: 5

19 -

Date: Sat Apr 6, 2019
2019

Walk

Waihi Cemetery Walk 'Early Business Owners & Settlers of Waihi'

Guided Waihi Cemetery Walk with Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists. The theme - ‘Early Business Owners & Settlers of Waihi’.  A guided walk talking about some... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

1-0 -

Grade: 1

18 -

Date: Sun Apr 7, 2019
2019

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

17 -

Date: Wed Apr 10, 2019
2019

Walk

Karangahake Loop with lunch

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

16 -

Date: Thu Apr 11, 2019
2019

Walk

Photo Walk

To be confirmed     DETAILS

Location: Katikati

-

Grade:

15 -

Date: Fri Apr 12, 2019
2019

Walk Cycle

Te Aroha Trio, Bike, Walk, Swim

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

14 -

Date: Sat Apr 13, 2019
2019

Walk

Puketoki Reserve Family Walk

Track Details: From the car park we take the Long loop track straight ahead, this track does contain some steps and uneven ground. We often see kereru (native wood pigeon)... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

2-0 -

Grade: 2

13 -

Date: Sat Apr 13, 2019
2019

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

12 -

Date: Sun Apr 14, 2019
2019

Walk

A Walk Through Waihi's History - 1

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

11 -

Date: Sun Apr 14, 2019
2019

Walk

Bush Botany

Join in this leisurely walk around Waiorongomai Low Level Loop and learn how to recognise native trees and ferns DETAILS

Location: Te Aroha

2-3 -

Grade: 2-3

10 -

Date: Mon Apr 15, 2019
2019

Walk

Night Time in the Bush For Families

Watch the 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... DETAILS

Location: Te Aroha

2-0 -

Grade: 2

09 -

Date: Tue Apr 16, 2019
2019

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

08 -

Date: Wed Apr 17, 2019
2019

Walk

Nature Play School Holiday Programme

For Ages 5 to 10, join the future Te Aroha and Sport Waikato team to spend the day exploring the bush tracks in and around Te Aroha Domain DETAILS

Location: Te Aroha

1-0 -

Grade: 1

07 -

Date: Wed Apr 17, 2019
2019

Walk

The Waihi Stream Short 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 Orokawa... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

3-4 -

Grade: 3-4

06 -

Date: Thu Apr 18, 2019
2019

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

05 -

Date: Thu Apr 18, 2019
2019

Walk

Stories in the Trees

This is a great walk to the mighty kauri where you can walk above the ground on the boardwalk around the tree. There we will be enlightened and entertained with... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

2-0 -

Grade: 2

04 -

Date: Sat Apr 20, 2019
2019

Walk

The Waihi Stream Long Loop Track(Old Firebreak connection track)

This walk follows the Waihi stream its full length then links to the end of the old west fire break track.  Take in some fantastic views, bring food and water. ... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

4-0 -

Grade: 4

03 -

Date: Tue Apr 23, 2019
2019

Walk

Women's Waiorongomai Wander - Women Only

Join Dorine and Mieke on this ladies only walk as they guide you around some of the beautiful Waiorongomai tracks near Te Aroha. DETAILS

Location: Te Aroha

3-0 -

Grade: 3

02 -

Date: Wed Apr 24, 2019
2019

Walk

A Walk Through Waihi's History - 2

This is a repeat of the walk earlier in April. See that walk here. Join us for a walk through Waihi’s mining history. We will start inside the Martha Mine... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

2-0 -

Grade: 2

01 -

Date: Fri Apr 26, 2019
2019

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

00 -

Date: Sat Apr 27, 2019
2019

Walk

Tuahu Trail Run

Park your car at the end of Hot Springs Road (suggest car pooling as there is parking for around 20 cars) and hop on our bus, with all your gear.... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

4-5 -

Grade: 4-5

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.

Download Safety Plan