The Breeze Walking Festival provides a chance for all Cantabrians to put some spring in their step and explore their region, from Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October 2019.

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Get ready to stride into spring with The Breeze Walking Festival

Festival programmes will be available at Christchurch City Council libraries and Service Centres or by visiting What's on(external link) from 19 August.

While about half the festival walks require bookings, you can simply join the other walks on the day. 

Bookings open on 26 August as the festival steps up again this year with more than 50 walks on offer between 28 September and 13 October.

Among this year’s festival highlights are several family-friendly feature walks, including:

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

Walking Festival objectives

To deliver a satisfying and sustainable festival that encourages residents and visitors to explore and enjoy the great outdoors and experience the benefits and enjoyment of walking. We will do this by:

Highlighting walking and recreation opportunities within the city

Work in partnership to design, promote and deliver a quality programme of walking events that explore the city on foot in a variety of ways and engages with a wide cross-section of the community.

Creating a satisfying, sustainable festival

Develop a popular and well-attended festival based on participant and partner feedback.

Upcoming walk events

Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes

The Canterbury & New Zealand Business Association (CNZBA) are partnering with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to organise a series of walkathons and classroom-style talks to forge connections between the wider community and refugee families living in Christchurch. Walks are coming up on 12 October and 26 October in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

For more details or to join a walk visit the CNZBA website(external link).

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On four weekends from 2-24 November 2019.

For more information visit the Banks Peninsula walk website.(external link)

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