Historic Shortland Wharf & historic sites walk
Sunday, 24 April 2022
Nearest Town: Thames
Registration Region: Thames
Duration: 3-4 hours
Start Time: 9:00 am - Shortland Wharf (Southern end of Thames)
The walk will commence at the historic Shortland wharf (in use continuously since 1867) and will include the wharf itself, and numerous historic sites in the vicinity, including first Methodist church service (1867), first European cemetery in Thames, early railway infrastructure (c. 1890s), Shortland Sawmilling Co mill and Stone’s Boatyard sites, Shortland Hotel etc. We will then walk down to the Kauaeranga bridge and point out the original railway bridge, original road bridge (near the racecourse) and Parawai Mission Station. Return to Shortland wharf and disperse.
- Walking Shoes
- Bring Food and Drink
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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