ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Tararu Creek Battery sites

Tararu Creek Battery sites

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Tararu Creek Battery sites

Friday, 19 April 2024

Grade 1

Nearest Town: Thames

Registration Region: Thames

Duration: 3-4 hours

Start Time: 9:00 am - Dickson Holiday Park car park, 115 Victoria Street, Thames

Cost: Donation

Walk, following the road, from Dickson Holiday Park car park to the Sylvia battery, visiting six sites: Bleazard’s, Brown and Campbell’s, Flora McDonald, Russell’s,  Wild Missouri and the Sylvia battery sites.  Returning back down the road to the start point. An information pack will be provided to all participants. 

In conjunction with the NZ Week of Archaeology. Guide: Russell. 

There are 10 spaces only for this trip so be in quick, because of the narrow road, need a good level of fitness.

Photo Credit: Part of the Past NZ History Goldmine (Sylvia Reduction Works) beside the Tararu Creek, Thames-Coromandel District, including native bush and mine structure. Beere, Daniel Manders, 1833-1909 :Negatives of New Zealand and Australia. Ref: 1/4-034283-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22422377


  • Walking Shoes
  • Bring Food and Drink
  • Walking Poles (recommended)

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.

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