ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Sentinel Rock Walk

Sentinel Rock Walk

Sorry, this event has been CANCELLED.

Sentinel Rock Walk

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Grade 4-5

Nearest Town: Katikati

Registration Region: Katikati

Duration: 5 hours

Start Time: 9:00 am - At the end of Hot Springs Road

Cost: Donation

Sentinel Rock Lookout

We start out the day by parking at the end of Hot Springs Road in Katikati. We then proceed along the Tuahu track, which is a well-formed track thanks to DOC who have done some recent upgrading work resulting from the Kauri dieback threat. After around 25 minutes we reach a section of board walk around a huge Kauri.

After taking that in, we follow a well signed track to our left to Sentinel Rock Lookout. This section is steeper and more rugged. After toiling away, we will finally reach the Lookout to Sentinel Rock. The Lookout affords a wide panorama with the Sentinel Rock clearly in view.



  • Bring Food and Drink
  • Sturdy Footwear Required

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.