ECHO Walking Festival

Walks

Walks / Waiorongomai Wander

Waiorongomai Wander

Walk

Waiorongomai Wander


Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Grade 2

Nearest Town: Te Aroha

Registration Region: Te Aroha

Duration: 3 hours

Start Time: 9:30 am - Waiorongomai car park

Cost: Donation

Join in this leisurely walk around Waiorongomai Low Level Loop and learn about the history and flora of this old goldmining area.  With mining relics, regenerating bush and a few small streams, this valley is one of the North Island’s best kept secrets. 

Time 2 -3 hours; Distance 5.5km loop

 

Checklist:

There are no specific requirements indicated for this trip. However, please read the description carefully and take care to anticipate what you might need for you or your party.

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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COVID-19 Information

  • The festival is Fully Operational in RED.
  • Vaccine passes are required.
  • Please register for all walks.

Regarding the removal of the Vaccine Pass Mandate by the NZ Government on 4th April 2022, The ECHO Walking Festival organising committee has given the matter careful consideration and has decided to continue our requirement for Vaccine Passes on our walks this year. The reasons are as follows:

  • We are aware of a number of at-risk walkers who have already registered for walks based on the original criteria.
  • Some of our guides are in the at-risk category.
  • While we understand our walks are in the outside environment, we are required to stay close together and often on narrow tracks. It is impossible to social distance in these settings and mask-wearing is not practical due to the exertion required on walks.

We know this will be disappointing to many and we ask for your continued understanding as we look forward to a time where everyone can come along and enjoy our walks.