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Rotorua Walking Festival

Rotorua Walking Festival

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  • Sat 16 Mar ’19, 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 17 Mar ’19, 8:00am – 2:30pm


Neil Hunt Park, Tarawera Rd, Lynmore, Rotorua


All Ages

The Rotorua Walking Festival is a one or two day recreational walking event. You can walk one day or two days and choose from the different distances for each day. We have great walks, spot prizes and entertainment planned for our 26th Anniversary. Day One involves walks in the majestic Whakarewarewa Forest with distances of 10, 21 and 42km.

On Day Two you will see Rotorua’s unique parks and urban environment displayed. Walking past café’s, through the lakefront and around the Government Gardens with distances of 10, 20 and 30km. You can enter through the brochure or online. Now is a great time to set goals for 2019 such as walking a marathon, half marathon or 10 kms! Don’t wait until New Years’ eve!

Unique geothermal areas, lakes and majestic Redwoods are just some of the sights that walkers will be treated to on the 2019 Rotorua Walking Festival. These walks will take in amazing geothermal features alongside special walkways, areas adjacent to Whakarewarewa (a Maori village and an area of hot thermal springs and bubbling mud pools), Te Puia (NZ Maori Arts and Crafts institute) and then into unique stream, forest and bush areas.

While Day One has walks of 10, 21 and 42 kms, Day Two has walks of 10, 20 and 30 kms through Rotorua’s lakefront, parks and reserves and geothermal areas. You can walk on either day or both days and choose any distance that suits you.

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