Arts, Culture and Heritage

Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival is a collaboration between the Rod Donald Trust and the Little River Wairewa Community Trust, with support from a wide range of groups and guides

Main activities and services

The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival will be running every Saturday and Sunday from 6th-28th November. This year’s programme is expected to be as popular as ever with a great variety of walks to enjoy on Banks Peninsula. Join the continuing multi-year Kaitorete Spit challenge, take the family on a Kid’s Adventure at Sugarloaf, or 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. Book early as places are limited and walks fill up quickly!