Radio interview

Colin talks to Jesse Mulligan on the ‘Talk the Walk’ series on multi-day walks.

Possibly Fri 24 August 2018 about 3.20pm, or some future Friday afternoon.

RNZ afternoons


The Breeze Walking Festival

Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October 2018

360 Trail is planning 2 walks as part of the festival:-

– 8 day walk – opposite direction to last year

– Sanctuary walk  – McLeans Island



Last year:-

The Breeze Walking Festival

Sept 2017 – Discover Birds in Your Backyard
Approx distance: 3.5km
Celebrate the rich variety of bird and plant life of Travis Wetlands with ecologist Dr Colin Meurk and then enjoy a BBQ provided by Rotary at the Beach Rd car park.

Oct 2017 – Sign of the Kiwi to the Bridle Path
Approx distance: 10km
Spectacular panoramic views of Lyttelton Harbour and Canterbury Plains are highlights of this walk.  The undulating route along the crater rim traverses a rich mosaic of vegetation and volcanic landforms.  Return transport provided.

Oct 2017 – Christchurch 360 Trail in 8 Days
Approx distance: Day 1: 16km, Day 2: 19km, Day 3: 16km, Day 4: 10km, Day 5: 20km, Day 6: 23km, Day 7: 16km, Day 8: 18km.
A truly great walk with ecologist Dr Colin Meurk around wetlands, dunes, streams, braided river beds, estuaries, forests, savannah grasslands, hills, harbours and dizzy heights in 8 days.





2018 Aug First Annual General Meeting held on Thurs 9th at WEA
2017 Oct Colin leads third 8 day walk, ccw, during Breeze Walking Festival
2017 July Tower Tramping Club start first of 19 weekly sections. Walkers in 60s to mid 80s.
2016 Dec George and Tony run trail in less than 24 hours, fundraiser for mental health
2016 Oct Colin leads second 8 day walk, cw, during Breeze Walking Festival
2016 Apr Hayden and other Boy Scouts 4-day walk and bike Chief Scout Explorer Challenge
2016 Mar Mark poet walks trail in 12 days (including rest days), posts journal
2015 Oct Colin leads first 8 day walk, ccw, during Breeze Walking Festival
2015 Aug Running Dreams first to run complete trail over a week.