The Canberra Two Day Walk Association organises the annual Canberra Walking Festival.
AussieWalk IVV is a newly formed national organisation that manages the self-guided permanent IVV trails and special awards, and co-hosts the annual walks for World Walking Day in May and St Nicholas Christmas/Embassy walk in December.
This website is in the process of being updated to make it easier for walkers to find information about the annual Canberra Walking Festival and other IVV walking opportunities across Australia. A new site is expected to be launched later in 2016.
The Canberra Walking Festival is a non-competitive event open to everyone. A walk for all ages.
The walking festival is usually held late March/early April each year.
Detailed information about the 2017 even is available here.
A number of additional bonus walks are anticipated, similar to what was offered in 2016.
Walkers choose their own walking challenge, from 5 km to a full marathon (42.2 km).
A note about the 5-6km walks: All of the 5-6km walks are led by one or more guides. Participants are expected to stay with the group, which caters to the slowest walkersin the group. The Friday Welcome Walk is open to all, but on the weekend, the guided walks are designed for the over 75s and under 8s, plus their walking companions. We do not limit the walk to these ages, but we do advise that walkers who wish to walk at a brisk pace should choose one of the longer distances.
The Canberra Walking Festival is a not-for profit event, run entirely by volunteers and a proportion of all entry fees is donated to various community organisations.
In addition to our group walking activities (see calendar), there are a number of self guided year round walks are also available in picturesque locations around Australia (Canberra, Sydney, Manly, Albury/Wodonga, Melbourne, Bairnsdale & Lakes Entrance & Adelaide). Route information and maps are available here.