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 / Mangatangi Workman Trig Walk

Mangatangi Workman Trig Walk


Mangatangi Workman Trig Walk

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Grade 3

Nearest Town: Kaiaua

Registration Region: Thames / Coromandel

Duration: 2.5 hours

Start Time: 10:00 am - Dam Carpark, Workman Road

Cost: No charge

Parking at the base of Mangatangi Dam- Auckland’s largest water storage reservoir- we walk straight up and along the crest of the dam. A brief stop at the information kiosk to learn the story behind the dam, we then head off up a hill in pursuit of reaching the Workman trig station at 427 m elevation (approx. 1 hour). A great vantage point to look across the Firth of Thames and across the greater Waikato region, and north across the Hunua ranges and the reaches of the reservoir. Walking back the way we came the return trip is an easy downhill descent with views across stands of regenerating Kauri and across the valley where the Mangatangi river meanders.

Please note: Medium level of fitness, steep well-constructed walkway.





  • Sturdy Footwear Required

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

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