ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Historic Shortland Wharf & historic sites walk

Historic Shortland Wharf & historic sites walk

Sorry, this event is FULLY BOOKED.

Historic Shortland Wharf & historic sites walk

Sunday, 24 April 2022

Grade 1

Nearest Town: Thames

Registration Region: Thames

Duration: 3-4 hours

Start Time: 9:00 am - Shortland Wharf (Southern end of Thames)

Cost: Donation

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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