Festival caters to all walking levels
This April marks the 10th anniversary of the ECHO Walking Festival in the Kaimai and Coromandel.
Based around Te Aroha, Paeroa, Waihi, Katikati, Thames and Coromandel the festival boast a series of 32 walks fully guided by locals with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Kicking off on Saturday, April 20 with three walks ECHO has something to appeal to every one of all ages and levels of fitness from a leisurely hour-long stroll to a challenging seven-hour trek for the more serious tramper.
No matter which walk takes your fancy you are in for some memorable scenery and history.
Experience an amazing show of glow worms in the Te Aroha Domain on the Starry, Starry Night walks on April 22 and May 2 or visit the site of the unused Tui Mine and learn about the remediation project that has helped heal the mountain on the Healing the Tui Mine walk on April 28.
This year’s festival introduces three cycling rides based on the Hauraki Rail Trail. Registrations are essential. For full details of all walks and to register visit our website: echowalkfest.org.nz