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

Wednesday, 12 April 2023

Grade 5

Nearest Town: Te Aroha

Registration Region: Te Aroha

Duration: 5-6 hours

Start Time: 9:45 am - Te Aroha i-SITE 102 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha Telephone: 07 884 8052

Cost: 40.00

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 9.45am 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 $40.00

First pick up at Te Aroha i-SITE 102 Whitaker St Te Aroha @ 9.45am. Drop off End of Hot Springs Rd Katikati. Second pick up is at 433 Wairakau Rd, Te Aroha @ 4.00pm; drop off @ 102 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha.

Please note: Transport is available for 14 people only.


  • 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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