IML Walking Association Event


Place: New Zealand, Rotorua

Date: the 3rd weekend of March each year

  Rotorua Walking Festival Slideshow


Entry form must be return with the remittance to: Rotorua Walking Festiva P.O. Box 1120, Rotorua up to seven days before the event.

Then from Friday afternoon before the walk or on the day at the Registration Centre at Neil Hunt Park, Tarawera Rd.


In advance  Two days  One day Late registration Two days  One day
Adult 28 NZ$ 14 NZ$ Adult 34 NZ$   17 NZ$
Child (- 15years)  14 NZ$ 7 NZ$ Child (- 15years)  17 NZ$  8 NZ$
Family (4 persons)  56 NZ$ 28 NZ$ Family (4 persons)  70 NZ$ 35 NZ$


  KM Start time Place start Finish time Finish place
 Both Days ± 10 km 10.00 am Neil Hunt Park  4 pm Neil Hunt Park
 Both Days ± 20 km 9.00 am Neil Hunt Park  4 pm Neil Hunt Park
 Both Days ± 30 km 8.00 am Neil Hunt Park  4 pm Neil Hunt Park

Track and weather conditions

Description of the tracks : (road, landscape) Saturday signals Day One of the walks (10, 20, 30Km) through the 'Redwoods' forest reserve and the fully operational exotic 'Whakarewarewa' forest. The network of spectacular tracks will let you explore some of New Zealand's finest bush and forest scenery with its majestic trees and ferns and lush undergrowth as well as glorious views of the landscape. Sunday is Day Two of the walks (10, 20, 30km) through the city and residential suburbs. The routes will go through city parks and gardens, active geothermal reserves, along the Rotorua lakeshore, beside a bird sanctuary, and take in other points of scenic and cultural interest.
Good care along the road:
Non-alcoholic drinks are provided en-route at many marshal stations but be aware that the drinks may not always be there where or when you need them. First aid kits are available at the headquarters.
The Two Day Walk weekend kicks off on Friday evening with an official opening and civic reception hosted by the Mayor of Rotorua and features a traditional Maori welcome followed by a short street walk. Afterwards, in free time, walkers and friends can move out to the check-in centre for a social evening hosted by the Dutch Club. Saturday night is the chance to kick up your heels for a fun evening with other walkers at the 'Two Day Walk' buffet dinner with live entertainment and spot prizes.
The Weather:

Typically warm and dry late NZ summer daytime conditions but not unknown to have an occasional shower. Can be cool enough in evenings to need to wear a sweater.

Souvenir - Award

All participants that complete the two days are presented with the special Rotorua Two Day Walk medal. The event finishes with a short official closing and awards presentation ceremony and farewell to all walkers.


To Rotorua by nationwide air and bus services or self drive rental car. Use taxis in Rotorua.


Huge range of accommodation available for all budgets, hotel, motel, B&B hostels, camping grounds within walking distance of city and event headquarters.

Travel, Accommodation - Information and Reservations

Tourism Rotorua
Tel. ++ 64 7 348 5179
Fax. ++ 64 7 348 6044

Tourist information about the surroundings

Rotorua is a major visitor destination in the middle of North Island beside Lake Rotorua. The city and surrounding area has extensive natural geothermal activity, huge exotic forests and tracts of native bush, the very best of Maori culture, historic volcanic sites, and 14 freshwater lakes.

General information

The language: English and the Maori language
The money (currency): NZ dollar


Rotorua Walking Festival
P.O. Box 1120
Rotorua, New Zealand