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Kauri Walk to Dickey Flat

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Kauri Walk to Dickey Flat


Sunday, 17 April 2022

Grade 3-4

Nearest Town: Waihi

Registration Region: Waihi

Duration: 4 hours return - includes river crossings

Start Time: 9:00 am - Dickey Flat Adventure Camp, Waikino

Cost: Donation

Enjoy the beautiful settings along the Dean and Mangakino Pack tracks to where the Mangakino Stream and Waitawheta River converge. Tramp along the Waitawheta River (writhing serpent) discover the few ancient Kauri left by milling companies of past days.  Enjoy the newly upgraded track to Dickey Flat.

Medium to high level of fitness required to be able to keep up with the group. Track experience preferred. 

At Dickey Flat Adventure Camp enjoy ‘billy tea’, a sausage and marshmallows to toast over the fire. (bring own mug) Suitable 8 yrs and over.

Meet at Dickey Flat Adventure Camp, (bottom Dickey Flat Road on left) from there we will arrange car pooling among the group. 

Checklist:

  • Stream Crossings
  • Walking Poles (recommended)

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.