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Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

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Get your boots on, because this year’s Banks Peninsula Walking Festival running over four weekends in November features a wide variety of walks – this year we have walks for sketchers, photographers, history buffs, birdwatchers, parents and babies, youth, dogs and their people, campers, botanists and many more.

The festival will conclude with the formal opening of Te Ara Pātaka and the Harry Ell centenary. 100 years ago Christchurch conservationist Harry Ell built Sign of the Packhorse Hut as a rest house on his proposed Summit Road – a recreational route from Christchurch to Akaroa via the magnificent summit ridgelines of Banks Peninsula. Now Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust and Department of Conservation have brought Ell’s dream to fruition completing the walking track Te Ara Pākaka / Summit Walkway linking Gebbies Pass to Hilltop. A variety of walks on offer enable you to join the celebrations on the top of Mt Herbert, the highest point on Banks Peninsula.

Full programme is available on Banks Peninsula Walks.

Bookings at Eventfinder.

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