ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Butlers Track

Butlers Track


Butlers Track

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Grade 3

Nearest Town: Karangahake

Registration Region: Waihi Beach

Duration: 2 hours

Start Time: 1:00 pm - Karangahake School Carpark

Cost: Donation

Join us to explore this track that once gave access between Paeroa and Waihi for both horse and bullock teams. From the Karangahake School carpark we head up the steep track that eventually levels out and exposes wonderful views of the Karangahake Gorge road a long way below. We encounter relics of the ingeniously made telecommunication wires and exploratory mineshafts. Large stands of Kauri and other native trees grow along the track that connects up with the old Rahu Road and reminds us of how much our forebears went through to create the beautiful roads that we now enjoy.

Not for those with a fear of heights. Bring food, drink and appropriate shoes. May be muddy after rain. Children over the age of 8 years welcomed with parent or guardian.


  • Bring Food and Drink
  • Sturdy Footwear Required

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own safety equipment, food, water, clothing and vehicles.

The Festival is a non-profit event which relies heavily on volunteers, and donations to help pay for the organisation and promotion of the month-long event.

Any contribution received towards ECHO is greatly appreciated and helps to ensure the success and continuation of the festival.

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