ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Maratoto Wires Track

Maratoto Wires Track


Maratoto Wires Track

Saturday, 20 April 2024

Grade 3-4

Nearest Town: Thames

Registration Region: Thames

Duration: 5-6 hours

Start Time: 8:30 am - Meet at Convenient Cow, Hikutaia

Cost: Donation

The Wires Track is named after the telephone line which used to run through the Maratoto. Remnants of these old telephone poles can be seen along the track, as can the fence from an old cattle holding pen. The track is well marked and gives lovely views across Maratoto. It’s steep in places. The track finishes where it meets the Maratoto Track.

11.25km. Advanced walking and tramping. A good degree of fitness required. 

Our guides for the day are from Kauaeranga Tramping Club. 

Photo credit: Plan my walk NZ 


  • Bring Food and Drink
  • Walking Shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Jacket
  • Hat and Sunscreen

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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