Walk! Hikoi! Savali!
Put some spring in your step and boost your wellbeing at The Breeze Walking Festival. The Festival is a chance to discover new places, learn more about old hangouts, try fun activities and above all to enjoy spring sunshine and good company.
This year's festival will be running from Saturday 30th September to Sunday 15th October 2017 to coincide with the school holidays.
There will over 50 free walks catering to people from all walks of life: from child-friendly jaunts to more challenging treks for the experienced walker.
There’s a walk for you whether you’re a fan of the outdoors, local history, art, wildlife, socialising, or keeping fit.
Some walks require bookings and have limited numbers.
Download the programme for The Breeze Walking Festival [PDF]. You can also pick up a copy from your Library or Recreation and Sports Centre.
Tune into The Breeze 94.5FM during the Festival for more details. You can also phone 941 8999 for more information.
Come along and celebrate on a Pacific Island walk with fun, laughter, music and activities along the way.
Date and Time: Saturday 30th September 2017, from 11am to 1pm.
Start Location: Hoon Hay Park (Mathers Road).
Young walkers become mouse to explore the forest to meet all his friends including the Gruffalo, as well as a few special NZ species on this 2.3km walk.
Date and Time: Wednesday 4th October 2017, from 10am to 2pm.
Start Location: Bottle Lake Forest Park Information Centre (Waitikiri Drive).
This easy family-friendly 2km walk is part treasure hunt, part orienteering. Scout out hidden delights and retun you map for a goody bag.
Date and Time: Sunday 8th October 2017, from 10am to 2pm.
Start Location: Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre.
Shake your tail feathers as you stomp your way around Halswell Quarry on this 1.5km walk to find Perky the Pukeko and his friends.
Date and Time: Tuesday 10th October 2017, from 8.30am to noon.
Start Location: Halswell Quarry (Kennedys Bush Road).
Bring your friendly dogs for a scenic 2.5km walk, and then explore Ferrymead Heritage Park. There will be free microchipping and lots of treats for dog lovers of all ages.
Date and Time: Saturday 14th October 2017, from 10.30am to 1.30pm.
Start Location: Tram car park off Ferrymead Park Drive.
Celebrate the opening of te Ara Otakaro - the transitional Avon River stopbank trail from city to sea on this 5km walk.
Date and Time: Sunday 15th October 2017, from 10.30am to 3pm.
Start Location: Opposite Margaret Mahy Playground or New Brighton Clock Tower.
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 more walking groups and paths (CINCH, Christchurch City Libraries)
- The Breeze Walking Festival
- JD Duathlon Series for all ages
- Hellers Pegasus Fun Run Walk
- CultureFest in Selwyn
- Hunter Civil 10-Hour Day/Nighter
- Jackson Holmes Salmon Run
- Crater Rim Ultra
- Sri Chinmoy Races in Sumner
- CBD Stampede
- Torpedo7 Wicked Rogaine Spring Series
- Cheviot Hills Run and Ride
- Pink Star Walk
- Boulder Bay Classic
- Banks Peninsula Walking Festival
- Shoe Clinic Bell Hill Challenge
- Selwyn Running Festival
- Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge
- Sri Chinmoy Pegasus Bay Classic
- Pak n Save Triathlon Festival
- ASB Summer Starter