Fes­ti­val caters to all walking lev­els

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By RUTH STAN­LEY

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

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