ECHO Walking Festival
The recent warmer weather has culminated in an influx of registrations for walks on the 2017 ECHO Walking Festival programme starting April 1 and ending April 23.
The festival covers the region from the tip of the Coromandel, down through the Kaimai’s and into the South Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
There is something for everyone from beginners to experienced day trampers.
See waterfalls, arboretums, native forests, glow worms, historic sites, gold mining relics, tunnels, mountains, archaeological remains and everything in between!
Our 52 programmed walks are free with the exception of associated travel or dining costs.
For the very adventurous of our participants, perhaps you might like to try our four peak challenge. This consists of Kaitarakihi, 852m (Kauaeranga Forest Park, Thames) on Sunday April 2; Mt Karangahake, 544m (Paeroa) on Saturday April 15; Mt Te Aroha, 953m on Sunday April 16 and Maungatautari, 797m (Cambridge) on Sunday April 23.
Choose one or take them all on and those who reach 3 of the 4 receive an ECHO gift.
If you are looking to spend a few
days away from home on holiday and would like to join our exciting and fully guided walks, there are plenty of options on offer.
You will need sustenance and a good night or two’s sleep, so at the same time you can enjoy the myriad of accommodation and dining opportunities in the region.
Some of our programmed walks are nearing capacity so be in quickly to register.
See the full programme and register at www.echowalkfest.org.nz
Photos on these two pages are from people who have entered over previous years.