It's a simple activity that ticks off a whole range of benefits: physical health, mental wellbeing, social connectedness and sense of belonging. The ever-popular group walk is finally getting its own festival – and you're invited! The first-ever The Breeze Walking Festival is the perfect opportunity for you to help us celebrate everything that our city's eastern suburbs have to offer. There'll be opportunities to win prizes, meet new people and feel great.
From a kid-friendly jaunt through Bottle Lake Forest to a four-hour trek up to witness the beautiful views over Pegasus Bay, The Breeze Walking Festival offers perfect walks for all fitness levels. Pick out the walk that suits you best: whether you like beaches, local history, wildlife, socialising or keeping fit, we've got it covered, with 22 walks and two workshops over nine days.
What's more, for every walk you go on you'll be in to win one of three ultimate walking packs. Just head along to any of the walks and the leader will collect your details. The more walks you do, the more chances you have to win! Tune into The Breeze 94.5FM for more details.
- It's easy to get involved – all you need is comfortable shoes and clothing.
- All our walks are free. No booking required unless specified.
- Prepare for changeable weather. Consider bringing a sunhat, sunscreen, water bottle and raincoat depending on conditions – and don't forget your camera!
For times, locations and descriptions of each walk, download a copy of the brochure here.
For more information, please visit www.walkingfestival.co.nz or www.activecanterbury.org.nz.
Walking routes may change due to weather or unexpected track damage.
Participants are responsible for their own safety equipment, medication, food, water, clothing and vehicles.