Walk his­toric gold min­ing trails

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Ex­pe­ri­ence the fan­tas­tic walks of Coro­man­del and the Kaimai Ranges.

From April 10 to 22 ex­plore these amaz­ing ar­eas with a pro­gramme of 30 guided walks that show­case his­tor­i­cal gold min­ing trails, stun­ning scenery and flora and fauna.

Here are some ex­am­ples of our lo­cal walks: Satur­day, April 14.

This full day loop walk takes you to the up­per reaches of the val­ley, tak­ing in some sig­nif­i­cant his­toric sights from the gold min­ing days, in­clud­ing the re­mains of Mal­colm Hardy’s hut and the re­cent restora­tion work by DOC.

Mon­day, April 16. His­tory, night owls and glow worms fea­ture on this easy night time ex­plo­ration of the lower do­main tracks.


Tues­day, April 17.

A per­fect in­tro­duc­tion Val­ley for all ages.

A well graded loop track fol­lows the stream to But­lers In­cline, through bush and old min­ing relics and the Pi­ako County Tram­line.

Thurs­day, April 19. As­cend and tra­verse the Kaimai Ranges in an his­toric and scenic cross­ing ex­pe­ri­enced by Maori and early set­tlers via the spec­tac­u­lar Wairere Falls track.

For full de­tails of all walks and to reg­is­ter visit our web­site www.echowalk­fest.org.nz

the Waioron­go­mai

Check out the web­site www. ki­wis­port waikato.org.nz for de­tails of af­ter school and hol­i­day pro­grammes in your town.

Sport Waikato sup­ports and en­cour­ages our dis­trict’s se­niors to have fun and be ac­tive.

There is no doubt­ing that it’s ‘‘ move it or lose it’’ and re­search shows that as we age if we are ac­tive, we stay mo­bile with a bet­ter qual­ity of life for many more years than our less ac­tive coun­ter­parts.

There are walk­ing and ex­er­cise groups in all Mata­mata Pi­ako towns.

Check out the Sport Waikato web­site www. sport­waikato.org.nz for in­for­ma­tion or con­tact me at num­ber be­low.

Add years to your life and life to your years – all it takes is 30 min­utes a day of mod­er­ate ex­er­cise to keep you happy and healthy and young.

March 25. Come to beau­ti­ful Te Aroha and ride the moun­tain bike trails un­der the moun­tain. In­di­vid­ual and team en­tries.

Con­tact info@out­doorad­ven­ture.co.nz for en­tries and in­for­ma­tion.

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