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Echo Walking Festival - Telegraph Rd Walk


Thu 28 Apr 2011, 9:00am–3:00pm

Where: Paeroa Domain, Arney Street, Paeroa, Hauraki

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Jo Tilsley

Stunning Coromandel scenery rewards you on this longer walk up onto the plateau between the Maratoto and Wentworth valleys, then descend through beautiful bush and steep cuts into solid rock. Historic flavours abound as you follow the route of the original telegraph wires that ran from Auckland to Wellington. Follows a 4WD track, which can be slippery when wet, to the plateau above the Maratoto Valley then follows the historic telegraph wires track with steps that were cut into the rock for the horses, down the ridgeline through the beautiful bush and back down to farmland. There is one stream crossing and a short but steep detour to a waterfall for those who are confident enough. Bring lunch and good footwear.

Duration: 6 hours (includes travel time)
Track grading: 4
Start time: 9am
Meet: Paeroa Domain Gate, Willoughby St, Paeroa and car pool from there.

Please register on the website