ECHO Walking Festival

POSTPONED - ECHO Walking Festival 2020

The ECHO Walking Festival organisers met on Friday, March 20th, 2020, regarding the impact of COVID-19 on this year's festival. Our regional representatives reported over half of our guides are now unable to participate in planned walks. We are also aware of a general reluctance of people willing to attend events which we completely understand.

In order to provide a fabulous festival with a full program of events, we have made the decision to postpone the event until such time as the COVID-19 threat has lifted and we can gather in groups in safety.

However, we would like to encourage people to continue to go out into nature on their own or in family groups.


Walks / Heritage Buildings Guided Walk

Heritage Buildings Guided Walk


Heritage Buildings Guided Walk

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Grade 1

Nearest Town: Waihi

Registration Region: Waihi

Duration: 1.5 hours

Start Time: 2:00 pm - Pumphouse, Upper Seddon Street, Waihi

Cost: Free

Come along and learn about some of Waihi’s historic buildings and the people associated with them.

  1. The Pumphouse
  2. Art Market
  3. Old Bank of New Zealand / Library
  4. The Rob Roy Hotel
  5. The Sterling Hotel
  6. St. Johns Church of England

WHV Heritage Buildings Plaques Project

WHV plans to put plaques on all heritage buildings in Waihi.  It is hoped that additional information about these buildings will be able to be accessed on a website and a brochure produced to allow people to do a self-guided walk. 

Photo: Rob Roy Hotel 

Photo Supplied by: Ohinemuri Journal


There are no specific requirements indicated for this trip. However, please read the description carefully and take care to anticipate what you might need for you or your party.

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