The Walking Festival provides a chance for Cantabrians to explore amazing walks in Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakiriri. The 2021 festival will be held from 17 April until 2 May.

The Walking Festival 2021

Keep an eye out for updates here and on our Facebook page(external link) and feel free to provide feedback on what you’d like to see at the next festival.

We hope you keep enjoying all the amazing walks in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Love to walk?

Have you considered getting involved with a walking group or maybe even setting up your own? Meeting up with others can help you feel more motivated. If you're interested in starting your own group, visit Active Canterbury(external link) for tips and free resources.

There are lots of walking groups in Canterbury. Check out some of the below groups in your area or pop into the local library or service centre to pick up a Christchurch Walking Groups booklet.

For more walking ideas, hold on to your festival programme for future inspiration, check our find-a-walk page or search for walking groups on Active Canterbury(external link).

To get in touch with us please email or call Jacqui Miller on 03 941 5333.

Walking Festival objectives

Exploration, Discovery/Learning and Connection

  • Hapori: Developing community well-being.
  • Whenua: People are connected & feel a sense of belonging to their local place, to Ōtautahi and surrounding districts.
  • Whānau: Our stakeholders and partners are supported to provide recreational opportunities.
  • Te Ara: Provide pathways for people to continue to walk regularly.
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