ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Rocky's Walk to Tinkers Gully

Rocky's Walk to Tinkers Gully

Sorry, this event has been CANCELLED.

Rocky's Walk to Tinkers Gully

Saturday, 1 April 2023

Grade 3-4

Nearest Town: Thames

Registration Region: Thames

Duration: 3 hours - 6km return approx

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

Cost: Donation requested

Closed due to severe weather events. 

This site is closed until further notice. It may be unsafe due to the risk from slips, flooding and fallen trees. It will take time for DOC to assess and repair damage.

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.

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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