ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Over the top - Tuahu Track East to West

Over the top - Tuahu Track East to West


Over the top - Tuahu Track East to West

Monday, 11 April 2022

Grade 5

Nearest Town: Te Aroha

Registration Region: Te Aroha

Duration: 5-6 hours

Start Time: 8:30 am - Te Aroha i-SITE 102 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha

Cost: $ To be confirmed per person

Traverse the Kaimai ranges taking in views of the Bay of Plenty and Waikato Plains. 

Meet at Te Aroha i-SITE,  102 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha 8.30am for debrief.  Bus to Hot Springs Rd, Katikati and walk through lush native forest to the top of the Kaimai Ranges.  Drop down to the Waikato side where the vegetation gives way to a harsher environment.  Continue on down through the Waihou valley pine forest and bus back to the domain and a soak in the mineral pools.  (Private spa must be booked; Swim Zone and No.2 Bathhouse open to public)

Time 5-6 hours; Distance 11.9km; Grade 5; cost of bus fare to be confirmed 

Please note: We need a minimum of six people to register and there is a maximum of 13 people.


  • 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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