ECHO Walking Festival

POSTPONED - ECHO Walking Festival 2020

The ECHO Walking Festival organisers met on Friday, March 20th, 2020, regarding the impact of COVID-19 on this year's festival. Our regional representatives reported over half of our guides are now unable to participate in planned walks. We are also aware of a general reluctance of people willing to attend events which we completely understand.

In order to provide a fabulous festival with a full program of events, we have made the decision to postpone the event until such time as the COVID-19 threat has lifted and we can gather in groups in safety.

However, we would like to encourage people to continue to go out into nature on their own or in family groups.


Walks / Rocky's Walk to Tinkers Gully

Rocky's Walk to Tinkers Gully


Rocky's Walk to Tinkers Gully

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Grade 3-4

Nearest Town: Thames

Registration Region: Thames / Coromandel

Duration: 3 hours - 6km return approx

Start Time: 9:00 am - Car Park by Dickson Park Motor Camp on Victoria Street in Tararu

Cost: No cost

The Kauaeranga Tramping Club will guide you through an old mining area just north of Thames.  Starting from the car park by Dickson Park Motor Camp on Victoria Street in Tararu, this walk climbs steeply before flattening out along a ridge.  The track is uneven in places but offers good views over Tararu and the Firth of Thames.  

It is a steep descent into Tinker’s Gully where you will see old mines before taking a short walk back along the road to the carpark. 

This loop is rough and quite muddy in places. 

Distance: 6km return approx

Photo: Supplied by Thames-Coromandel District Council


  • Bring Food and Drink
  • Hat and Sunscreen
  • Jacket

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own safety equipment, food, water, clothing and vehicles.

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