ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Owharoa Falls Heritage Bike and Train Ride

Owharoa Falls Heritage Bike and Train Ride

Sorry, this event has been CANCELLED.

Owharoa Falls Heritage Bike and Train Ride

Wednesday, 5 April 2023

Grade 2-3

Nearest Town: Waihi

Registration Region: Waihi

Duration: 3-4 hours

Start Time: 10:00 am - Waihi Bicycle Hire for bike fitting, 126 Seddon Street, Waihi

Cost: $69.00 (includes bike hire and train ride)

The section between Waihi and Waikino has significant cyclone damage and is currently closed. 

Take a scenic bike ride to the Owharoa Falls and explore some of the area’s rich heritage along the way. Follow the stunning Ohinemuri River through gentle farmland as it flows from Waihi to Waikino and beyond. Then return to Waihi on Goldfields heritage railway. Trail bikes, helmets and a local guide will be provided for the adventure. A moderate level of fitness and good bike riding skills will be required for this event. Please bring snack or a light lunch and water. The adventure will start and finish at Waihi Bicycle Hire and is limited to a maximum of 14 people.

Please note: A minimum of 6 people is required for this event to proceed.


  • 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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