ECHO Walking Festival

Walks Calendar

8-24 April 2021

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.

Kauri Dieback Information:

With the Kauri Dieback situation some walks may be affected. Please keep an eye on our website for details and further updates. We ask all participants to please make sure they clean their shoes and boots, walking sticks and anything else that comes into contact with the ground before entering and as you come out of the bush. Go to www.kauridieback.co.nz for details.

COVID-19 REMINDER:

Please remain vigilant regarding COVID-19 levels and restrictions.

  • Stay home if you are sick or unwell
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Keep a track of where you have been

Go to www.covid19.govt.nz for details.

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Date Walk / Run / Cycle Location Grade
20 -

Date: Thu Apr 8, 2021
2021

Walk

Waihi Beach Trig Night Walk

Join us near sunset for a short trek up to the Waihi Beach Trig where we will watch the sun set over our 9km stretch of paradise.  Once darkness has... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

3-0 -

Grade: 3

19 -

Date: Thu Apr 8, 2021
2021

Walk

Waikino Arts Trail Wander-FULLY BOOKED

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

18 -

Date: Sat Apr 10, 2021
2021

Walk

Tuhua/Mayor Island Walk-FULLY BOOKED AND POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER, NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

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

17 -

Date: Tue Apr 13, 2021
2021

Walk

Daly's Clearing Hut Loop

The start of the track is about 11 km from Waihi. Track starts from the end of Franklin Road, off Waitawheta Road from SH2 near Waikino. Take care as this... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

3-0 -

Grade: 3

16 -

Date: Thu Apr 15, 2021
2021

Walk

Coromandel Coastal Walkway

Experience the magnificent Coromandel Coastal Walkway, an old bridle path once used by early Maori and European Settlers to link east with west at the tip of the remote yet... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

2-0 -

Grade: 2

15 -

Date: Thu Apr 15, 2021
2021

Walk

Photography walk along the Yeoman Walkway - Bird Walk

Walk along the Uretara along the Bird Walk as far as the park at the top by Summerset.  Where we will have morning tea (BYO Morning Tea) before returning our... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

1-0 -

Grade: 1

14 -

Date: Fri Apr 16, 2021
2021

Kayak

Waterways Adventure Omokoroa Kayaks - Morning-FULLY BOOKED

Difficulty: Medium level of fitness required. Kayak around the waterways of Omokoroa with a guided tour of the company owner Lawrence. Sit on kayaks for easy accessibility. Bird life, possibly fish,... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

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Grade:

13 -

Date: Sat Apr 17, 2021
2021

Walk

Karangahake, Dubbo 96 track and Dickey Flat

Parking will be at the Karangahake Reserve. Crossing the first swing bridge, we will take the upper right hand trail to the Scotsman Gully track. After completing this track, we... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

4-0 -

Grade: 4

12 -

Date: Sat Apr 17, 2021
2021

Walk

The Blade Carpark Walk-FULLY BOOKED

Will start on the Pa Kereru Loop track, then turn onto the Leyland O’Brien tramway track.  Walk down to spot by the river and return the same way and then... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

1-2 -

Grade: 1-2

11 -

Date: Sun Apr 18, 2021
2021

Walk

Waihi Beach Gold Mining History

Discover the history of Waihi Beach Gold Mining and the Treasure Island Reef.  Our guide Ian Robinson is a wealth of knowledge and has some fascinating stories.  Bring lunch and... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

3-0 -

Grade: 3

10 -

Date: Mon Apr 19, 2021
2021

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

09 -

Date: Tue Apr 20, 2021
2021

Walk

Mount Karangahake Summit Walk

The Mount Karangahake walk is a walk around 9km.  The walk starts on the gorge floor and finishes at the summit of Mount Karangahake, over 500 metres above the Waitawheta... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

4-0 -

Grade: 4

08 -

Date: Wed Apr 21, 2021
2021

Walk

A walk through Martha mine pit fence

OceanaGold is offering a walk inside the Martha mine pit fence, around our perimeter road. Get views of the Martha mine like never before. We will stop off and take... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

2-0 -

Grade: 2

07 -

Date: Wed Apr 21, 2021
2021

Walk

Waihi Beach Stream Short Loop Track

Crossing the Waihi beach stream and back, this track gradually rises through bush past waterfalls.  A 10-15 minute ascent leads to views over the Orokawa Reserve and Waihi Beach before... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

4-0 -

Grade: 4

06 -

Date: Wed Apr 21, 2021
2021

Kayak

Waterways Adventure Omokoroa Kayaks - Afternoon

Difficulty: Medium level of fitness required. Kayak around the waterways of Omokoroa with a guided tour of the company owner Lawrence. Sit on kayaks for easy accessibility. Bird life, possibly fish,... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

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Grade:

05 -

Date: Thu Apr 22, 2021
2021

Walk

Kauri Walk to Dickey Flat

Enjoy the beautiful settings along the Dean and Mangakino Pack tracks to where the Mangakino Stream and Waitawheta River converge. Tramp along the Waitawheta River (writhing serpent) discover the few... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

3-4 -

Grade: 3-4

04 -

Date: Fri Apr 23, 2021
2021

Walk

Lindemann Loop Track-FULLY BOOKED

Enjoy a walk through time exploring Lindemann Loop track, imagining life in the 1900.  Trek past waterfalls, rock relics and appreciate the Kauri milling and dam while you take a... DETAILS

Location: Katikati

1-2 -

Grade: 1-2

03 -

Date: Sat Apr 24, 2021
2021

Walk

Waihi Beach Wires Loop Track

This is a track up a ridge line behind the old dam. The Waihi Beach Wires Track is a beautiful hike up and down ridges before reaching a rewarewa grove.... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

4-0 -

Grade: 4

02 -

Date: Sat May 1, 2021
2021

Walk

Orokawa Bay and William Wright Falls

Walk through Pohutukawa bush along the cliff-tops to secluded Orokawa Bay, then head up the creek to the stunning William Wright Falls.  The creek and the falls cut through amazing... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

4-0 -

Grade: 4

01 -

Date: Sun May 2, 2021
2021

Walk

Waihi Beach Orokawa Trig Walk

We will proceed up Waihi Stream track. After viewing some water falls, we scramble up a short but steep section of around 200m that takes us up to the Fire... DETAILS

Location: Waihi Beach

4-5 -

Grade: 4-5

00 -

Date: Sun May 2, 2021
2021

Walk

Waihi Cemetery Walk - Movers and Shakers of Early Waihi

Guided Waihi Cemetery Walk with Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists. The theme - ‘Movers and Shakers of Early Waihi’.  A guided walk talking about some of... DETAILS

Location: Waihi

1-0 -

Grade: 1

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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