ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Bird Walk Photography walk

Bird Walk Photography walk

Sorry, this event has been CANCELLED.

Bird Walk Photography walk

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Grade 1

Nearest Town: Katikati

Registration Region: Katikati

Duration: 1.5 hours

Start Time: 9:30 am - Katikati War Memorial Hall, 29 Main Road, Katikati

Cost: Donation

Walk along the Uretara along the Bird Walk as far as the park at the top by Summerset. Where we will have morning tea (BYO Morning Tea) before returning our walk back.

Opportunities for plenty of nature and scenic photography and maybe some of the birdlife in the area.

BYO Morning tea and sensible walking shoes and a rain jacket in case needed.

Photo Credit 2020: Main Photo of Mother Duck and Ducking’s is 2020 photo competition 2nd place winner Rose Williamson

Photo Credit 2019: Sue Crompton - If you have any further interest in these photos please let us know


  • Bring Food and Drink
  • Raincoat
  • Covered 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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COVID-19 Information

  • The festival is Fully Operational in RED.
  • Vaccine passes are required.
  • Please register for all walks.

Regarding the removal of the Vaccine Pass Mandate by the NZ Government on 4th April 2022, The ECHO Walking Festival organising committee has given the matter careful consideration and has decided to continue our requirement for Vaccine Passes on our walks this year. The reasons are as follows:

  • We are aware of a number of at-risk walkers who have already registered for walks based on the original criteria.
  • Some of our guides are in the at-risk category.
  • While we understand our walks are in the outside environment, we are required to stay close together and often on narrow tracks. It is impossible to social distance in these settings and mask-wearing is not practical due to the exertion required on walks.

We know this will be disappointing to many and we ask for your continued understanding as we look forward to a time where everyone can come along and enjoy our walks.