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Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

Get off the beaten track, explore parts of Banks Peninsula not usually open to the public, visit new reserves and appreciate projects in progress. Local guides will lead, inform and inspire you along the way!

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays from 6th to 28th November 2021.
Cost: Starting from $10. Price depends on the walk.

The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival has 27 great walks to choose from, with several family friendly options.

  • Join the continuing multi-year Kaitorete Spit challenge;
  • Take the family on a Kid’s Adventure at Sugarloaf;
  • Visit the new Te Ahu Pātiki conservation park in Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour!
  • Try out a digital ‘Our Stories’ walk in Lyttelton;
  • Follow in the footsteps of Akaroa’s Antarctic hero Frank Worsley; or
  • Join some ‘rock-hopping’ at Kaioruru/ Church Bay with a well-known Canterbury volcanologist.

The great variety of walks offers something for people of all ages, abilities and interests - whether it be history and heritage, botany or geology. There is something for everyone with a guarantee of beautiful views and scenery along the way. 

Find out more about the Banks Peninsula Walking Festival, and for details on how to book. Book now as places are limited and popular walks fill up fast.

Download a print-friendly programme for the Banks Peninsula Walking Festival [PDF].