Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

Nau mai, Welcome to the 2017 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. Our local guides will lead, inform and inspire you along the way!

Fire has been a big issue for Banks Peninsula this year. Experience the recovery first hand on our Phoenix walk at the Port Hills Ohinetahi Reserve where a massive planting program is well underway or head to Hinewai to appreciate nature’s spectacular work since that reserve experienced a massive fire in 2011.

We showcase exciting new tracks at Carew’s Peak and Panama Reserve, a secret walk-in Ellangowan and visit little-known Misty Peaks and Te Oka Reserves soon to be further developed.

Want to get even more off the beaten track? We offer a rare opportunity to visit all the private covenants at French Farm, two adventures above Little River, a potentially massive new project at Mt Evans, and even a walk on the Wildside!

For something a bit gentler, head to Diamond Harbour and meet some of the dynamic locals behind walks to be featured in the new “Diamond Harbour Coastal and Village Loops” brochure.

There is something for everyone, so book quickly as places are limited and popular walks fill up fast.

Download our printable programme.

Date Time & Venue Event Ticket Type Price Quantity
Sat 4 Nov 9:30 am, Carews Peak, Christchurch District Carews Peak Adventure - From Swamp to Summit - Walk Four Admission $15.00 Sold Out
  10:00 am, Kaituna Valley, Christchurch District Sign of the Packhorse Family Challenge - Walk Two Admission $15.00
      Child Ticket All Ages $0.00
  10:00 am, Raupo Bay, Christchurch District Raupo Bay - Eruptions, Scoria Cones & Lava Flows -Walk Three Admission $15.00 Sold Out
  10:00 am, Diamond Harbour, Christchurch District Cliffside Loop - Walk One Admission $15.00
Sun 5 Nov 9:00 am, Quail Island, Christchurch District Expedition to Otamahua/Quail Island - Walk Seven Admission $20.00
  9:30 am, Hinewai Reserve, Christchurch District Hinewai 30th Anniversary Walk - Walk Five Admission $15.00 Sold Out
  1:00 pm, Takamatua, Christchurch District Takamatua Waterfall to Farm Hut - Walk Six Admission $15.00 Sold Out
Sat 11 Nov 10:00 am, Orton Bradley Park, Christchurch District Bounty of Spring - Foraging in Orton Bradley Park - Walk Ten Admission $10.00
  10:00 am, Little River, Christchurch District Kinloch Foreshore Walk - Walk Eleven Admission $15.00
  10:00 am, Port Hills, Christchurch District Port Hills Phoenix - Walk Nine Admission $15.00
  10:30 am, Le Bons Bay, Christchurch District Grunts & Dykes - Walk Eight Admission $15.00
Sun 12 Nov 10:00 am, Akaroa, Christchurch District Mysterious Misty Peaks - Walk Thirteen Admission $15.00 Sold Out
  10:00 am, Lyttelton, Christchurch District Sketch-a-Walk - Walk Fourteen Admission $10.00
  10:00 am, Allandale, Christchurch District Allandale to Living Springs - Walk Twelve Admission $10.00
  10:00 am, Little River, Christchurch District Hukahuka Turoa Walk - Walk Fifteen Admission $15.00 Sold Out
Sat 18 Nov 10:00 am, Orton Bradley Park, Christchurch District Orton Bradley Historical Walk - Walk Eighteen Admission $10.00
  10:00 am, Port Hills, Christchurch District Port Hills Phoenix - Walk Sixteen Admission $15.00
  10:00 am, Little River, Christchurch District Little River Ridge Tops - Walk Seventeen Admisison $15.00 Sold Out
Sun 19 Nov 9:50 am, Lyttelton, Christchurch District Discover Uramau - Walk Twenty Two Admission $10.00
  10:00 am, Diamond Harbour, Christchurch District Diamond Harbour School Track & Beyond - Walk Nineteen Admission $15.00
  10:00 am, Little River, Christchurch District Okuti Track - Walk Twenty Admission $15.00 Sold Out
  10:30 am, Akaroa Summit, Christchurch District Secrets of Ellangowan - Walk Twenty One Admission $10.00
Sat 25 Nov 9:30 am, French Farm, Christchurch District Covenants of French Farm - Walk Twenty Four Admission $15.00 Sold Out
  10:00 am, Godley Head, Christchurch District Penguins of Godley Head - Walk Twenty Five Admission $15.00 Sold Out
  10:00 am, Kaituna, Christchurch District Kaituna Valley Settlers Walk - Walk Twenty Three Admission $20.00
  12:00 pm, Godley Head, Christchurch District Penguins of Godley Head - Session 2 - Walk Twenty Five - B Admission $15.00 Sold Out
Sun 26 Nov 9:30 am, Stoney Bay, Christchurch District Ōpātuti Track - Stoney Bay - Walk Thirty Admission $15.00 Sold Out
  10:00 am, Fishermans Bay, Christchurch District Walk on the Wildside - Fishermans Bay - Walk Twenty Eight Admission $15.00 Sold Out
  10:00 am, Purau, Christchurch District Mt Evans Vertical Views & Vegetation - Twenty Six Admission $15.00
  10:00 am, Lyttelton, Christchurch District Backyards of Lyttelton - Walk Twenty Nine Admission $10.00 Sold Out
  10:00 am, Te Oka, Christchurch District Traversing Te Oka - Walk Twenty Seven Admission $15.00
Tour Total (inc GST) $0.00