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 / Katikati Maori History Walk SORRY FULLY BOOKED

Katikati Maori History Walk SORRY FULLY BOOKED

Sorry, this event is FULLY BOOKED.

Katikati Maori History Walk SORRY FULLY BOOKED

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Grade 1

Nearest Town: Katikati

Registration Region: Katikati

Duration: 1-2 hours

Start Time: 1:00 pm - Beach Road boat ramp car park, Katikati

Cost: Donation

Join us for a walk around the newly formed Katikati Beach Road walkway and learn some fascinating insights and anecdotes about our Maori history and areas of significance, from Te Rereatukahia marae’s Chris Jacobs, including a walk over to their Urupa (burial ground) on Tutaetaka Island and the tikanga (customs) around this.  This will include a traditional powhiri onto the island.  Come away with a broader knowledge about the history of our area before the Irish settlers arrived.

Photo is of Tutaetaka Island. 



  • Bring Food and Drink

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