ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / The Discovery Mine and Short Loop Track

The Discovery Mine and Short Loop Track


The Discovery Mine and Short Loop Track

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Grade 4

Nearest Town: Waihi Beach

Registration Region: Waihi Beach

Duration: 3- 4 hours

Start Time: 9:00 am - Waihi Beach Water Reservoir carpark a the top of Pacific Road, Waihi Beach

Cost: Donation

Passing the site of the Discovery Mine, we will learn about this little known early mining venture at Waihi Beach, before continuing up the Waihi Beach Stream.  We cross the stream a few times, and then continue past waterfalls. A 10 minute ascent leads to views over the Orokawa Reserve before returning via the Reservoir-Old Firebreak Track.  A great walk for fit kids! 

Bring food and drink, wear appropriate shoes. Children of all ages welcome with parent or guardian.


  • Bring Food and Drink
  • Walking 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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