Walking can help you keep healthy and active. Meet new people and feel great by joining your local walk 'n' talk group.

Please contact your local Community Recreation Advisor for further information.

Beckenham

Where: Christchurch South Library, corner of Colombo Street and Hunter Terrace(external link), Beckenham.

When: 1pm Thursday.

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes.

What to bring: Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle. Parents with strollers are welcome.

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations.

2024 walks

Date Walk
January
25 Walk ‘n’ Welcome
February
1

Walk

8 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Te Pae Tour – Meet at the Oxford Tce entrance for Te Pae (Convention Centre) at 1pm or arrange to carpool from the library at 12.30pm (the bus is also a good option).
15 Walk
22 Walk n’ Talk – Historic Heathcote Estuary – Arrange to carpool from the library at 12.30pm or meet at Scott Park, Ferrymead (near Mt Pleasant Yacht Club) at 1pm.
29 Walk
March
7 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Historic Old Coach Road – Allandale to Governors Bay – Arrange to carpool from the library at 12.30pm or meet at Allandale Domain at 1pm.
14 Walk
21 Walk
28 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Te Ara Ihutai Coastal Pathway – Arrange to carpool from the library at 12.30pm or meet at the corner of Burgess Street and the Esplanade at 1pm. 
April
4 Walk
11 Walk ‘n’ Talk – The Gardens in Autumn – Arrange to carpool from the library at 12.30pm or meet at the Armagh Street footbridge into the Gardens at 1pm.
18 Walk
25 Anzac Day
May
2
Walk ‘n’ Talk – Horseshoe Lake Revisited – Arrange to carpool from the Library at 12.30pm or meet at the corner of Kingsford Street and Broomfield Terrace at 1pm.
9
Walk
16
Walk ‘n’ Talk – Halswell Developments – Arrange to carpool from the library at 12.30pm or meet at the corner of Country Palms Drive and Sabys Road at 1pm.
23
Walk
30
Walk ‘n’ Talk – Bottle Lake Forest Park – Arrange to carpool from the library at 12.30pm or meet at the Bottle Lake Forest Park car park at 1pm.
June
6
Walk
13
Walk ‘n’ Talk – Waltham Wander – Arrange to carpool from the library at 12.30pm or meet at the corner of Wilsons and Waltham Road (Waltham Swimming Pool) at 1pm.
20
Walk
27
Walk ‘n’ Talk – Interactive Matariki – Arrange to carpool from the library at 12.30pm or meet outside Tūranga at the Square entrance at 1pm (the bus is also a good mode of transport).
July
4 Walk 
11 Walk ‘n’ Afternoon Tea

 

Fendalton

Meet new people and feel great! Informative talks follow the walk as per the programme.

Where: Fendalton Library(external link) (unless another location is specified in the table below).

When: 10am Thursday.

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes.

What to bring: Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle.

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations.

2024 walks

Date Walk
May
30 Walk- Welcome
June
6 Walk
13 Walk ‘n’ Talk - Waltham Wander - Meet at the corner of Wilsons Rd and Waltham Rd. (Waltham Swimming Pool) at 10am or arrange to carpool from the Fendalton Library at 9.30am.
20 Walk
27 Walk ‘n’ Talk - Interactive Matariki - Meet outside Tūranga at the Square entrance at 10am(the bus is a good mode of transport – Route 29 from Fendalton) or arrange to carpool from the Fendalton Library at 9.30am.
July
4 Walk
11 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Beckenham - Meet at the South Library off Colombo St at 10am or arrange to carpool from the Fendalton Library at 9.30am.

Halswell

Where: Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre – Halswell Library(external link).

When: 10am Monday.

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes.

What to bring: Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle. Parents with strollers are welcome.

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations. 

2024 walks

Date Walk
January
22 Walk ‘n’ Welcome
29 Walk
February
5 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Te Ara Ihutai Coastal Pathway – Arrange to carpool from the library at 9.30am or meet at the corner of Burgess Street and the Esplanade at 10am.
12 Walk
19

Walk n’ Talk – Historic Old Coach Road - Allandale to Governors Bay - Arrange to carpool from the library at 9.30am or meet at Allandale Domain at 10am.

26 Walk
March
4 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Horseshoe Lake Revisited – Arrange to carpool from the library at 9.30am or meet at the corner of Kingsford Street and Broomfield Terrace at 10am.
11 Walk
18 Walk
25 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Historic Heathcote Estuary – Arrange to carpool from the library at 9.30am or meet at Scott Park, Ferrymead (near Mt Pleasant Yacht Club) at 10am. 
April
1 Easter Monday
8 Walk ‘n’ Talk – The Gardens in Autumn – Arrange to carpool from the library at 9.30am or meet at the Armagh Street footbridge into the Gardens at 10am.
15 Walk
22 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Bottle Lake Forest Park – Arrange to carpool from the library at 9.30am or meet at the Bottle Lake Forest Park car park at 10am.
29 Walk
May
6 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Waltham Wander – Arrange to carpool from the library at 9.30am or meet at the corner of Wilsons Road and Waltham Road (Waltham Swimming Pool) at 10am.
13 Walk
20 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Beckenham – Arrange to carpool from the library at 9.30am or meet at the South Library off Colombo Street at 10am.
27 Walk
June
3 King’s Birthday
10 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Historic Cemeteries – Arrange to carpool from the library at 9.30am or meet at the corner of Tilford Street and Linwood Ave at 10am.
17 Walk
24 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Interactive Matariki – Arrange to carpool from the library at 9.30am or meet outside Tūranga at the Square entrance at 10am.
July
1 Walk
8 Walk ‘n’ Morning Tea

Linwood

Where: Linwood Union Church, corner of Tilford Street and Linwood Ave(external link), Linwood.

When: 10am Wednesday.

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes.

What to bring: Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle. Parents with strollers are welcome.

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations.  

2024 walks

Date Walk
January
24 Walk ‘n’ Welcome
31 Walk
February
7 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Te Ara Ihutai Coastal Pathway – Arrange to carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet at the corner of Burgess Street and the Esplanade at 10am.
14 Walk
21 Walk ‘n’ Talk – South Shore Estuary – Arrange to carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet South New Brighton Domain Carpark near the Jetty at 10am.
28 Walk
March
6 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Horseshoe Lake Revisited – Arrange to carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet at the corner of Kingsford Street and Broomfield Terrace at 10am.
13 Walk
20 Walk
27 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Historic Heathcote Estuary – Arrange to carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet at Scott Park, Ferrymead (near Mt Pleasant Yacht Club) at 10am.
April
3 Walk
10 Walk ‘n’ Talk – The Gardens in Autumn – Arrange to carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet at the Armagh Street footbridge into the Gardens at 10am.
17 Walk
24 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Bottle Lake Forest Park – Arrange to carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet at the Bottle Lake Forest Park car park at 10am.
May
1 Walk
8 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Waltham Wander – Arrange to carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet at the corner of Wilsons Road and Waltham Road (Waltham Swimming Pool) at 10am.
15 Walk
22

Walk ‘n’ Talk – Beckenham – Arrange to carpool from the library at 9.30am or meet at the South Library off Colombo Street at 10am.

29 Walk
June
5

Walk ‘n’ Talk – Halswell Developments – Arrange to carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet at the corner of Country Palms Drive and Sabys Road at 10am.

12 Walk
19 Walk
26 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Interactive Matariki – Arrange to carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet outside Tūranga at the Square entrance at 10am.
July
3 Walk
10 Walk ‘n’ Morning Tea

New Brighton

Where: New Brighton Library(external link), Marine Parade, New Brighton.

When: 10am Monday.

What to bring: Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle. Parents with strollers are welcome.

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations.

Papanui

Meet new people and feel great! Informative talks follow the walk as per the programme.

Where: Papanui Library(external link)(external link), Corner Langdons and Restell Street, Papanui (unless another location is specified in the table below).

When: 1pm Wednesday.

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes.

What to bring: Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle.

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations.

2024 walks

Date Walk
May
29 Walk- Welcome back
June
5 Walk
12 Walk ‘n’ Talk - Beckenham - Meet at the South Library off Columbo Street at 1pm. Bus route 1 or Blue Line 12.13pm or arrange to carpool from the Papanui Library at 12.30pm.
19 Walk
26

Walk ‘n’ Talk - Interactive Matariki - Meet outside Tūranga Central Library at the Square Entrance at 1pm. Bus route 1 or Blue Line 12.13pm or arrange to carpool from the Papanui Library at 12.30pm.

July
3 Walk
10 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Historic Heathcote Estuary – Meet at Scott Park, Ferrymead (near Mt Pleasant Yacht Club) at 1pm. Bus route 1 at 11.57am and change to Bus route 3 at the city interchange or arrange to carpool from the Papanui Library at 12.30pm.