Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

7 Nov 2020 through to 29 Nov 2020

Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

7 Nov 2020 through to 29 Nov 2020

Come and explore beautiful Banks Peninsula this November over four fun weekend 7-29, enjoying the spectacular landscapes that make it such a unique gem. Our guides will lead you on tracks, reserves and private land, sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience along the way. Hear their stories, meet new people and appreciate the ‘great outdoors’ as you go.

This year’s programme is expected to be as popular as ever with a great variety of walks to enjoy all around Banks Peninsula.

Join the continuing multi-year Kaitorete Spit challenge, take the family on the Omahu Bush Kid’s Nature Trail, or visit Le Bons Bays Langer Reserve and take your pooch along for ‘Grunts, Dykes and Dogs!’

Explore the western headland of Akaroa Harbour on Lands End Farm, learn about the military history at Godley Head, or explore the Packsaddle track at Little Port Cooper.

The great variety of walks offers something for people of all ages, abilities and interests. Whether it be history and heritage, botany or geology – you can even have a go at whale spotting! There is something for everyone with a guarantee of beautiful views and scenery along the way.

For more information and booking detail please visit Banks Peninsula Website. 

Family Fun!

Try out some of the family friendly walks in this year's Banks Peninsula Walking Festival!

Sunday 15th November - Walk 13 - Tōtara Transforming Landscapes encircling Rod Donald Hut with Rod Donald Trust Manager Suky Thompson. 

Start with wonderful views over Little River, Port Levy and the surrounding hills. First stop - morning tea at the tōtara graveyard – a great favourite with kids. Then visit a healthy living tōtaras forest plus a new tōtara forest in the making. Descend to Rod Donald Hut for a leisurely lunch. Play on the bunks, create artworks on the blackboard and plan your own family adventures on Banks Peninsula. Learn more about the Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust and its vision to develop environmental guardians of the future.  This walk is suitable for families. Children need to be able to walk up approximately 20 minute fairly steep climb after lunch. This 4-5 hour walk will be 5kms in length and climb about 100 meters in altitude. $15 adult, $3 child. Book tickets on Eventfinda Book tickets

Walks will showcase our communities and their diversity and range from information rich short tours of the towns, to major tramps across the hills, so there is something for everyone young and old, fit or not so fit, planned into the program.

You must register for the walks on Eventfinda.
The departure place will be revealed to you once you have booked the walk. 

Banks Peninsula Walking Festival
November 2020

• Experienced leaders for all walks
• Town, rural and wilderness walks
• Special walks for dogs, photographers, sketchers, parents and babies, historians and botanists
• Walks for all ages and fitness levels
• Walks all over the Banks Peninsula
• Bookings essential

Four wonderful weekends:

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