ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Papakura Bay Shipwreck

Papakura Bay Shipwreck

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Papakura Bay Shipwreck

Saturday, 15 April 2023

Grade 3-4

Nearest Town: Whiritoa

Registration Region: Waihi Beach

Duration: 3 Hours

Start Time: 10:00 am - Opposite Whiritoa General Store

Cost: Donation

A fabulous walk that starts at Whiritoa Lagoon then over to Waimama Bay and then heads up into the bush and over to Papakura bay (Shipwreck Bay) and takes in the shipwreck of the “Hipi” from 1976.  Experience some truly amazing coastal views out to The Alderman islands, beautiful Pohutukawa trees growing on the cliffs and native birdlife.  Be prepared to wade through the lagoon (knee to thigh deep depending on tide).

Bring food and drink including lunch, wear appropriate shoes.  Children of all ages welcomed with parent or guardian.

There are 25 spaces only for this trip so be in quick!


  • Bring Food and Drink
  • Jacket
  • Walking Shoes

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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