Nau Mai Haere Mai – The Walking Festival is back from Saturday 8 April to Sunday 23 April 2023.

Providing Cantabrians a chance to hōpara, ako me hono, explore, learn and connect with 55-plus amazing walks in Ōtautahi, Selwyn and Waimakiriri.

If this is your first time, welcome to the wonderful world of walking. If you’ve joined us before, welcome back.

Whether you’re a fan of local history, getting out into nature, socialising or pushing yourself to get that awesome view, there’s something for all ages and abilities.

To view all the walks available, pick up a Walking Festival booklet from your local Library, Recreation and Sport Centre. 

The Walking Festival is coordinated by the Christchurch City Council, in partnership with over 30 walking host groups, who are with us every step of the way!

If you have any questions about the Walking Festival, please get in touch with our team at or 03 941 5333 or visit our website or Facebook page.