ECHO Walking Festival


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The Blade Carpark Walk


The Blade Carpark Walk

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Grade 1-2

Nearest Town: Katikati

Registration Region: Katikati

Duration: 4 hours

Start Time: 10:00 am - The Blade Carpark, 1200 Whakamarama Road, Whakamarama (Directions from Katikati is turn right into Youngson Road and then right into Whakamarama Road and go all the way to the end and follow a gravel road into the car park.

Cost: Donation

Will start on the Pa Kereru Loop track, then turn onto the Leyland O’Brien tramway track.  Walk down to spot by the river and return the same way and then continue on the Loop track.  Lots of lovely bush to see and birds to hear. 

The PA Kereru track was worked on by the Mahi boys training, a special team who are all clients of the BOPDHB mental health service. 

Friends of the Blade are part of the Whakamarama community group, a local residents group who protect the Bush and birds by pest eradication. 

Maximum numbers are 10 for this walk.  BYO Food and Drink and sensible walking shoes and a rain jacket in case needed. 

Be prepared to get across some muddy patches however tracks are reasonably flat.  Bridges are provided over stream crossings. 



  • 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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