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Duncan's Dairy Farm Walk


Duncan's Dairy Farm Walk

Monday, 11 April 2022

Grade 2

Nearest Town: Waihi

Registration Region: Waihi

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Start Time: 9:00 am - Farm entry at 194 Woodlands Road, Waihi (Fonterra supply number 75977). Park in tanker track turning circle.

Cost: Donation requested

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 of the local district at the top near the bush. Views of the wider Bay of Plenty are also available. Return via a mostly different route through paddocks and past bush, riparian planting and two small ponds. Expect to see a variety of bird life, unless it is hot and near the middle of the day. Total walk time 1.5 to 2 hours. Suitable footwear would include running shoes or boots. Suitable for all ages.

Pleasant gradient, but the track does climb 170m - approximately 3km total walking.


  • 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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COVID-19 Information

  • The festival is Fully Operational in RED.
  • Vaccine passes are required.
  • Please register for all walks.

Regarding the removal of the Vaccine Pass Mandate by the NZ Government on 4th April 2022, The ECHO Walking Festival organising committee has given the matter careful consideration and has decided to continue our requirement for Vaccine Passes on our walks this year. The reasons are as follows:

  • We are aware of a number of at-risk walkers who have already registered for walks based on the original criteria.
  • Some of our guides are in the at-risk category.
  • While we understand our walks are in the outside environment, we are required to stay close together and often on narrow tracks. It is impossible to social distance in these settings and mask-wearing is not practical due to the exertion required on walks.

We know this will be disappointing to many and we ask for your continued understanding as we look forward to a time where everyone can come along and enjoy our walks.