ECHO Walking Festival


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Pūkorokoro Shorebird Centre


Pūkorokoro Shorebird Centre

Saturday, 13 April 2024

Grade 1

Nearest Town: Miranda

Registration Region: Ngatea

Duration: 2 hours

Start Time: 9:00 am - 283 East Coast Road, Pūkorokoro Miranda 2473

Cost: Donation of $5 to the Shorebird Centre would be appreciated

At the Shorebird Centre we welcome visitors to come and explore the fascinating world of shorebirds with us.

Visit the Shorebird Centre to learn about the birds then head 2km down the road to the Bird Hides to view them. You can either walk the trail to the hides from the Centre (about 35-40 minutes each way) or drive 2 km to our carpark and walk from there (about 200 m to the first hide.)

The best time to see the birds is 2-3 hours either side of high tide . High Tide is at 1037.

Entry to the Shorebird Centre is free, but a donation is much appreciated and helps us to continue providing these facilities and the mahi we do.

At the centre you can learn all about shorebirds and their habitat from our information displays and our knowledgeable staff.

Find out what the different birds look like and which ones are currently at Pūkorokoro.

Learn about the amazing journey that migratory birds like the godwit make from Alaska to New Zealand.

Discover more about New Zealand’s shorebirds, their ecology, habitats, and their conservation.

Browse our extensive range of natural history books and children’s books.

Bring your lunch and relax on our deck or in the lounge.

The Bird Hides are located 2km down the road from the Shorebird Centre. This is the best place to view the birds.


  • 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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