Various locations around Lyttelton Harbour - including Diamond Harbour
Harbour Wide Walks and Discoveries
The Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Walking returns this year with an incredibly broad and unique range of walks right around the harbour. Running over the first two weekends, November 3-4 and 10-11, there are more than 30 individual walks that offer new insights and trips to unusual and intriguing places.
Purau Past and Present
Starting at Diamond Harbour you can discover Purau Past and Present with Pauline Croft on Saturday November 3 at 9am. Beginning with a visit of the Purau Farmers Market, participants will be guided down the old stock route to Purau with tales of old and new and a cuppa along the way.
Coastal Cliffs Ecology Walk to Hays Bay
There is also a chance to learn about naturalised and indigenous coastal plants as you walk to Hays Bay on the Coastal Cliffs Ecology Walk with Paula Smith on Sunday November 11 at 10am.
Orton Bradley Park
At Orton Bradley you can Meet Remarkable Trees with arborist Tim Harris as he takes you to some of the park's numerous notable trees on Sunday November 4 at 11am. You can also discover a number of walks at Orton Bradley Park from 20 mins to 5 hours or more in length. The park has extensive self-guided walking tracks. (Park entry: $5 adults, $1 children, maximum $10 per car.)
Bergli Farm at Teddington offers long and short trails for all fitness levels as well as sheep, alpacas, cows and calves. With an added scavenger hunt this would be an ideal outing for families and bookings can be made on any of the four festival days.
Quail Island Overnight Camp
Quail Island opens up for an exciting one-off chance to camp there overnight. The Quail Island Family Camp with Mark Brabyn includes a guided tour of the island and a ride back with the Coastguard. Cost: $25 per adult, children free.
At Living Springs on Bamfords Road there are daily walks at 9.30am and 1pm taking in the stunning views with shorter or longer self-guided routes to choose from.
Governors Bay Pushchair Walk
Starting at Governors Bay Jetty you can take the pushchair for a spin with the Family Pushchair walk with Ruth Targus. Stomp to Allendale and return for either a picnic or a café catch up.
In Lyttelton, you can visit artists' studios, explore the Lyttelton Farmers Market, tour back yard chickens and rediscover the township.
All walks must be booked in advance and have limited numbers - some are filling up fast! Most walks cost $5 (children free).
To find out more visit the Project Lyttelton website or find us on Facebook: Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Walking or call the Information Centre: 328 9093.