ECHO Walking Festival

Walks

Walks / Tuhua/Mayor Island Day Tripper

Tuhua/Mayor Island Day Tripper

Walk

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Grade 5

Nearest Town: Tauranga

Registration Region: Katikati

Duration: 10 hours

Start Time: 8:00 am - Tauranga Bridge Marina, Pier J6

Cost: $126.50 per person

Tuhua is the ancestral home of the Te Whanau A Tauwhao ki Tuhua.  Tuhua is also the Maori name of obsidian and is one of the few places in Aotearoa where this important pre-colonial resource can be found.  Te Whanau A Tauwhao consider themselves the guardians of the island’s resources and prohibit the unauthorised removal of the jet black glassy stone.

Kaitiakitanga or guardianship is a concept that is deeply embedded in Maori lore. The Trust takes this responsibility seriously and is actively involved in maintaining the island’s natural character as much as possible.

Manaakitanga or hospitality is another important concept that easily aligns with guardianship. The Trust welcomes visitors to share the unique experiences associated with the island. Its pristine waters and rugged natural environment are available for everyone to share and enjoy.

This trip to the island allows time for the group to walk around the island. This takes about 8-9 hours and is one of the most stunning walks in the country. Please be aware that this walk is most definitely a grade 5 walk and not for the faint hearted. In the past, people have had to turn back rather than continue on as the steep areas became too challenging.

Then it’s a nice trip back to the mainland.

There are 25 spaces only for this trip so be in quick!

Date: Saturday 30th November 2019 

Start/Meet time: 8.00am   

Duration: 10 hours

Meet at: Tauranga Bridge Marina, Pier J6

Please note: This trip is very much weather dependent, confirmation will be the Friday 29th November 2019 the day before the trip, based on the weather forecast. 

In case of bad weather, a reschedule date will be made.  If you are unable to make the reschedule date please contact us for a full refund.

--Registration must be completed, please click below.  Registration only confirmed once payment has been received.

--For payment please follow this link: 

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/tuhua-mayor-island-day-tripper/tauranga

 

Checklist:

  • Sturdy Footwear Required
  • Bring Food and Drink

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