ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Tuhua Mayor Island Short Walk FULLY BOOKED

Tuhua Mayor Island Short Walk FULLY BOOKED

Sorry, this event is FULLY BOOKED.

Tuhua Mayor Island Short Walk FULLY BOOKED

Saturday, 13 April 2024

Grade 5

Nearest Town: Tauranga

Registration Region: Katikati

Duration: 10 hours

Start Time: 7:00 am - Tauranga Bridge Marina, Pier TBC

Cost: $150.00 per person

Tuhua Mayor Island Short Walk - FULLY BOOKED


The Devil’s staircase 3.5 hours round trip.  This more challenging route takes in part of the crater rim.

Follow the track leading north from Opo / South East Bay, as far as the Tutaretare lookout track junction, and then head east around the crater rim. The Devil’s staircase includes a ladder climb. Return along the inside of the crater rim and go through Ruru pass, before returning south to Opo / South East Bay.

We will then have freetime at the Bay to enjoy your lunch and have a swim. 

Then it’s a nice trip back to the mainland, boat departing at 4pm.

There are 23 spaces only for this trip so be in quick!

This walk is 18 years and up and it is still a Grade 5 walk, but is the shorter option ONLY.  There will be no option to do the full long loop circumnavigation of the island.

Date: Saturday 13th April 2024
Start/Meet time: 7.00am
Duration: 10 hours
Grade: 5
Meet at: Tauranga Bridge Marina, Pier TBC

Please note: This trip is very much weather dependent, confirmation will be the Friday 12th April 2024 the day before the trip, based on the weather forecast.​​​​​​  If this trip is postponed the backup date is Saturday 20th April 2024. 


  • Sturdy Footwear Required
  • Bring Food and Drink

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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