ECHO Walking Festival

POSTPONED - ECHO Walking Festival 2020

The ECHO Walking Festival organisers met on Friday, March 20th, 2020, regarding the impact of COVID-19 on this year's festival. Our regional representatives reported over half of our guides are now unable to participate in planned walks. We are also aware of a general reluctance of people willing to attend events which we completely understand.

In order to provide a fabulous festival with a full program of events, we have made the decision to postpone the event until such time as the COVID-19 threat has lifted and we can gather in groups in safety.

However, we would like to encourage people to continue to go out into nature on their own or in family groups.


Walks / Waihi Beach Stream Short Loop Track

Waihi Beach Stream Short Loop Track


Waihi Beach Stream Short Loop Track

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Grade 3-4

Nearest Town: Waihi Beach

Registration Region: Waihi Beach

Duration: 2 hours return

Start Time: 10:00 am - Meet 10am at the Water Reservoir car park at the top of Pacific Road, Waihi Beach.

Cost: Donation

Zig-Zagging the Waihi Beach Stream a few times the track gradually rises through bush past waterfalls. Then a ten minute ascent leads to an old track with views over the Orokawa Reserve and Waihi Beach before returning via the Reservoir-Old Firebreak Track. The stream isn’t deep but be prepared for wet feet if you miss your footing.


There are no specific requirements indicated for this trip. However, please read the description carefully and take care to anticipate what you might need for you or your party.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own safety equipment, food, water, clothing and vehicles.

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