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Explore Canterbury this autumn with the annual Walking Festival. You'll be spoilt for choice with over 55 walks across Ōtautahi, Selwyn and Waimakariri.
There’s something for all ages and abilities - whether you’re a fan of local history, getting out into nature, socialising or pushing yourself to get that awesome view.
This year's festival will run from Saturday 8th to Sunday 23rd April 2023.
Find about more about the Walking Festival.
Download the programme for the The Walking Festival [9.1 MB PDF]. You can also pick up a copy from your local library, or recreation and sport centre.
Active Canterbury gives helpful tips on starting out walking and other useful resources if you’re a beginner or new to walking.
Find out about local walking groups (Greater Christchurch Sport and Recreation Guide)
- Wicked Rogaines Autumn Series
- Muddy Good Run Christchurch
- Rail Trail Rampage
- Cancer Society Relay for Life
- Lakes Reserve Cross Country
- Methven and Foothills Walking Festival
- The Walking Festival
- Mt Oxford Odyssey
- Kaikoura Adventure Race
- Christchurch Marathon
- Red Zone 6
- Hagley Memorial Relay
- Skedaddle Trail Run
- Hanmer Four Square Half Marathon
- Wicked Autumn Rogaine
- Crazy Kea Autumn Rogaine
- Canterbury Duathlon Series