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ECHO Walk Fest - Waiorongomai Discovery


Sat 14 Apr 2012, 9:00am

Where: Te Aroha i-SITE Visitor Centre, 102 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha, Matamata-Piako

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Te Aroha i-SITE

This full day loop tramp takes you to the upper reaches of the Waiorongomai Valley taking in some significant historic sights from the gold mining days.

Learn about Malcolm Hardy – the last miner in the valley and see the remains of his hut at Quartzville. Follow the Piako County Tramline and see how men and horses combined with technology to extract gold from the hills. Regenerating bush, mountain stream crossings and a knowledgeable guide make for a very interesting day.

Duration: 6 hours. Track grading: 5. Car pool to Waiorongomai car park.

Gold coin donation appreciated. Register on the website