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Last Chance for Waihi Echo Walks 2017

Posted 21 April 2017 by Gold FM in Environmental and Sports

The last two Waihi area walks in the Echo Walking Festival are happening this weekend. You still have time to register - but be quick.

Tomorrow - Saturday, April 22, it's the Mangakino Pack track, a grade 3 - 4 walk taking about 4 hours return. This walk is suitable for 8 years and over. You'll get to enjoy the beautiful setting along the Dean and Mangakino Pack tracks to where the Mangakino Stream and Waitewhata River converge. Discover 'The Rickers', thousands of Kauri trees in a Ricker stand, and keep an eye out for two large Kauri trees along the way. You'll call into Dickey's Flat Adventure Camp for 'billy tea' (take a mug) damper twist, sausages and toasted marshmallows over the fire. Meet at Dickey's Flat at 9.30 am but please book first - see details below.

On Sunday, April 23 the last Waihi area walk in the Echo Walking Festival is 'Walk Today and Plant for Tomorrow'. You'll be guided on the Hauraki Rail Trail near Waihi and take part in restoration planting with HELP Waihi (a local habitat group). Imagine being able to plant Kahikatea and Totara trees beside the Ohinemuri River for generations to enjoy! You'll be able to visit your trees in the future and know you've added to the biodiversity enhancement of the valley and trail. Spades and gloves available. Meet at Goldfields Railway Station on Wrigley Street at 10 am - but make sure you book first. Visit www.waihi.org.nz for details or email info@waihi.org.nz