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 / Waikino Arts Trail Wander

Waikino Arts Trail Wander


Waikino Arts Trail Wander

Friday, 17 April 2020

Grade 2

Nearest Town: Waihi

Registration Region: Waihi

Duration: 2-3 hours

Start Time: 10:00 am - Waikino Railway Station Carpark

Cost: Donation requested

Leaving from the Waikino Railway Station we will meander our way upwards past lush green grazing pastures, spectacular rolling hills, quaint cottages and grand old villas. Waikino is filled with amazing and unique art pieces and creative people … potters, painters, sculptors, ceramicists, spectacular gardens and more. Along the way we will pop in to a few studios to see what’s being created, then wend our way down to the Waikino Hotel. This historic building is filled to the brim with mining relics and antiques. We’ll have a beer, wine, lemonade, coffee, tea or water and a delicious pub lunch or snack!

Then back across the river past the iconic Victoria Battery site … so much to see, be sure to bring your cameras.


  • Extra Activity Money

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

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