ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Union Hill Walk

Union Hill Walk


Union Hill Walk

Monday, 8 April 2024

Grade 1-2

Nearest Town: Waihi

Registration Region: Waihi

Duration: 2 hours return

Start Time: 10:00 am - George Street Carpark, Waihi

Cost: Donation requested

Meet at the George St car park by the Gilmour reserve at 10am. 

We will take a walk through Gilmour reserve (Tunnellers Memorial/Pike River 29/Miners Rest/development of the park) then a loop around Union Hill taking in the vent shaft, the pachuca tanks, the battery site, Mineral Resources tailings ponds, environmental restoration, going via the Millstream walkway with its various features (Butterfly garden, bamboo grove, Speaks Quarry).

This is a moderate-easy walk with no steep grades. Good walking shoes are essential, and you may want to bring a bottle of water and a camera.

We will finish back at George St carpark. 


  • Bring Food and Drink
  • No Dogs
  • No Prams

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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