ECHO Walking Festival


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Tuahu Kauri Loop


Tuahu Kauri Loop

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Grade 1

Nearest Town: Katikati

Registration Region: Katikati

Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours

Start Time: 10:00 am - At the end of Hot Springs Road

Cost: Donation

A magnificent kauri tree is a stunning feature of this walk. The kauri is known as Tuahu, named after its location on an old Māori route that was used as a bridle path in the 1890s.

A well-benched and graded track winds through native forest of young kauri ‘rickers’ and juvenile rimu trees. After 20 minutes, a side track leads to a platform surrounding one of the largest kauri trees in the Bay of Plenty region.



  • 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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