The Walking Festival provides a chance for Cantabrians to explore amazing walks in Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakiriri.
Nau Mai Haere Mai – The Walking Festival is back from 16 April to 1 May 2022.
If this is your first time, welcome to the wonderful world of walking. If you’ve joined us before, welcome back. Whether you’re a fan of local history or getting out into nature, socialising or pushing yourself to get that awesome view, there’s something for all ages and abilities.
With over 50 walks across Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri, make sure you get amongst it. This year we've based our 50-plus walks around three pillars of wellbeing: Explore: Hōpara, Learn: Ako and Connect: Hano.
Visit the Walking Festival Facebook page(external link) for updates and key information.
If you would like to host a walking during the Walking Festival 2022 please get in touch with our team at email@example.com or 03 941 5333.
Last year’s COVID-19 restrictions didn’t just cancel our plans for a 2020 Walking Festival they also gave many of us an appreciation for exploring our backyards.
This is your opportunity to explore local and neighbouring areas all over Christchurch, Waimakariri and Selwyn and to experience environments you may never have seen up close.
Don’t take our word for it – hear what our experienced guides have to say.
Our walks will teach you all about our natural environment, and the historical and cultural places of interest in our city and district.
The mental health benefits of regular exercise are well known, and the Walking Festival brings you the benefits of connection.
Meet people from other districts, migrants and refugees and like-minded walkers, and build connections that last beyond our two weeks of events.
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 for tips and free resources(external link).
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.
To get in touch with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jacqui Miller on 03 941 5333.