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 with unconfirmed dates

These are upcoming events that (for now) have no confirmed dates. As soon as the dates are confirmed, these events will appear on our calendar.

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Waihi North Wall Pit Rim Walkway Afternoon Tour

Waihi North Wall Pit Rim Walkway Afternoon Tour

North Wall section Pit Rim Walkway. The walkway will once again be all off road. The new section of track meanders through bush before cresting on top of the North Wall.

North Wall section Pit Rim Walkway new route reopening day to the public was on Saturday 7th March 2020.

Thanks to P&G Contractors, Kauri Gold, and OceanaGold staff for all their hard work.

Gallery Photos: Courtesy of Kit Wilson


Waihi North Wall Pit Rim Walkway Morning Tour

Waihi North Wall Pit Rim Walkway Morning Tour

North Wall section Pit Rim Walkway. The walkway will once again be all off road. The new section of track meanders through bush before cresting on top of the North Wall.

North Wall section Pit Rim Walkway new route reopening day to the public was on Saturday 7th March 2020.

Thanks to P&G Contractors, Kauri Gold, and OceanaGold staff for all their hard work.

Gallery Photos: Courtesy of Kit Wilson


Health and Safety

For your health and safety please:

  • Wear suitable shoes/boots and clothing.
  • Register for all walks at least three days prior to the walk and declare any medical conditions/medication when you register.
  • Bring your own wet weather gear.
  • Bring a water bottle, snack food and any medication needed for all walks. For longer walks, please be prepared to bring lunch, first aid kit and torch.
  • Stay with the group and follow any instructions given by your walk leader.

Download Safety Plan