Banks Peninsula Walking Festival 2018

Nau mai, Welcome to the 2018 Banks Peninsula Walking Festival. 

We invite you to join us on an exploration of Banks Peninsula this November walking through the beautiful landscapes that make it such a unique gem. 

There is something to suit all fitness levels, from gentle meanders around the historic towns of Lyttelton and Akaroa, to climbing the high volcanic peaks with their breathtaking panoramic views.

You will have the opportunity to explore Hinewai Reserve by night, take the ferry to Quail Island and appreciate the historical and geological significance of the Peninsula. We have rangers, conservationists, historians, geologists, artists, and many more passionate local guides who will lead, inform and inspire you along the way.

Special events this year include the formal openings of a new tramping hut on Ōtamahua/Quail Island and a family campground at the Le Bons Bay Langer Reserve. These events include walks exploring the areas the new facilities serve.

For fit walkers we offer the spectacular 8 over 800 CHALLENGE!  Conquer all eight Banks Peninsula Peaks over 800 meters high, doing a pair each weekend. You can do these walks individually, but let’s see how many of you can complete the challenge and gain a certificate to prove it!

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

Date Time & Venue Event Ticket Type Price Quantity
Sat 3 Nov 9:30 am, Little River, Christchurch District 01 "8 over 800" Tramp 1 - Mt Fitzgerald and Mt Sinclair Admission $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees) Sold Out
  9:45 am, Quail Island, Banks Peninsula 02 Celebrate Ōtamahua Hut - Quail Island’s New Family Cabin Adult Admission PG $38.88 ($35.00 + $3.88 fees)
      Child Admission PG $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees)
  10:00 am, Lyttelton , Christchurch District 04 Port, Precinct & Timeball: Historic Lyttelton Walk Admission PG $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  10:00 am, Takamatua, Christchurch District 03 Old Le Bons Route Admission $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees) Sold Out
  8:00 pm, Hinewai Reserve, Christchurch District 05 Hinewai Night Walk "A" Adult Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
      Child Admission PG $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
Sun 4 Nov 9:30 am, Stony Bay, Christchurch District 06 Ecology and Volcanology of Stony Bay Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees) Sold Out
  10:00 am, Lyttelton, Christchurch District 07 What’s Grown in Backyards of Lyttelton Admission PG $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
Sat 10 Nov 9:00 am, Kaituna, Christchurch District 08 "8 over 800" Tramp 2 - Mt Bradley and Mt Herbert Admission PG $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees) Sold Out
  10:00 am, Okuti Valley, Christchurch District 09 Okuti Track Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  10:00 am, Ōnawe Peninsula, Christchurch District 10 Ōnawe Pā Admission PG $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  10:30 am, Lyttelton Harbour, Christchurch District 11 Shore Platform Scamper – Camp Bay/Te Pohue Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
Sun 11 Nov 10:00 am, Little River, Christchurch District 12 Little River Ridge Tops Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  10:00 am, Allandale, Christchurch District 13 Allandale to Living Springs Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees) Sold Out
  10:00 am, Lyttelton, Christchurch District 14 Botanical Urumau Admission PG $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  10:00 am, Purple Peak Curry Reserve, Christchurch District 15 A New Twist on Round the Mountain Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees) Sold Out
Sat 17 Nov 9:00 am, Okuti Valley, Christchurch District 16 "8 over 800" Tramp 3 - French Peak and Saddle Hill Admission PG $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees) Sold Out
  10:00 am, Diamond Harbour, Christchurch District 17 Changing Vegetation of Diamond Harbour Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  10:00 am, Summit Road, Christchurch District 18 Waibls Track to Coopers Knob Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
Sun 18 Nov 10:00 am, Little River, Christchurch District 19 Hukahuka Turoa Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  10:00 am, Kaitorete Spit, Christchurch District 20 Wildlife Watch on Kaitorete Spit Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  10:00 am, Akaroa, Christchurch District 21 Walk of the Roses Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  10:00 am, Lyttelton, Christchurch District 22 Town to Coast - Native Wanderer Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
Sat 24 Nov 9:30 am, Akaroa, Christchurch District 23 "8 over 800" Tramp 4 - Stony Bay and Flag Peaks Admission PG $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees) Sold Out
  9:30 am, Le Bons Bay, Christchurch District 24 Grunts and Dykes and the New Camp Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  10:00 am, Akaroa, Christchurch District 25 Sketch-a-Walk in Akaroa Admission PG $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  10:00 am, Cass Bay, Christchurch District 26 A “Plalk” Along the Waterfront Admission PG $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  8:00 pm, Hinewai Reserve, Christchurch District 27 Hinewai Night Walk “B” Adult Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
      Child Admission PG $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
Sun 25 Nov 10:00 am, Little Akaloa, Christchurch District 28 Mt Pearce Ridge Walk Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees) Sold Out
  10:00 am, Godley Head, Christchurch District 29 Godley Head’s Antarctic Hut and Penguins Admission PG $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
Tour Total (inc GST) $0.00