IML Walking Association Event
Aussie Peace Walk
Details Place: Australia, Canberra
end March / beginning April
Registration and Fees
Saturday 7, 12, 21, 42km
Sunday 7, 12, 24km
All walks start near the Rotary World Peace Bell in Lennox Gardens and finish
nearby at the Albert Hall.
walks are on fairly level ground and take place around the picturesque Lake
Almost all of the Saturday walks are on paved, shared use paths.
The Sunday walks
have more trails and hills to challenge you.
Albert Hall (and nearby Lennox Gardens) is about 2.5 km from the City
Centre and is served by public buses. Free parking (weekends only) is also
available. Full details will be provided on the event website prior to the event
and also included in your entry registration confirmation.
Track and weather conditions
Description of the tracks (road, landscape)
Capital City and was planned as the nation's
capital in 1908. Because of its youth, the city is a showcase of modern
architecture and landscaping. See
for more information about the city.
Canberra is also the home of many national attractions and monuments such as
Parliament House, the National Library, the National Art Gallery, the National
Museum, National Arboretum, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the
Australian War Memorial and Australian National University among others. See
The many hills in and around the city have also been maintained as nature parks,
leading the city to be known as the
Each day's routes take walkers on the extensive network of recreation paths
through some of the many nature parks, where walkers may see a variety of
Canberra's birds and even the occasional kangaroo. Saturday walkers in the 21km
and 42km walkers will go through this area not far from the city centre:
The routes will also take walkers past some of the various national centres,
institutions and monuments. There are some unpaved sections on all routes. For
information on tourist activities see https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/things-to-do-in-canberra/
Care along the road
Water is provided at all checkpoints and some routes pass cafes. Toilets are
available (and marked on the maps).
A professional medical team will be on
hand to supply first aid and an ambulance will be stationed at Albert Hall in
case of an emergency.
Be prepared for a variety of conditions. The weather is generally sunny and may
still be quite warm. At that time of year, daytime average temperatures are
generally around 20o
C, but may be as high as 28o
C. Nightime temperatures may be as low as 4oC.
Souvenir - award
All walkers completing a route on Saturday and a route on Sunday will receive an
Aussie Peace Walk medal or pin.
The IML Two Day Walker Medal may also be attained if the walker successfully
completes appropriate walks on days.
In addition, there is a special marathon pin for those completing the marathon
course on the Saturday.
Prizes are also offered for participation and fundraising. Details of these are
available on the event website.
The event is sanctioned by the IML and the IVV.
by air: Canberra is a 45 min flight from Sydney. Canberra airport is about 8 kms
from the city centre.There is a bus from the airport to the city centre.
by car: Canberra is 3 hours drive by freeway and toll road from Sydney Airport.
- by coach: 3 hours from Sydney (departures from airport or city centre). See www.murrays.com.au
- Hotels: budget to 5 star are available
- Others: youth hostel, backpackers' hostel available
- Rotary Option: If you are a Rotarian, Canberra has 14 Rotary clubs and there
are a number of Rotarians that are happy to home host other Rotarians from
overseas or interstate. To arrange Rotary home hosting, contact one of the
Rotary clubs in the Canberra region using the link to the club finder
Information and reservations
- Canberra Visitor Information Centre at National Capital Exhibition at Regatta
Point (Barrine Drive, Parkes)
- Open 9am-5pm weekdays, 9am-4pm weekends and
phone +61 2 6205 0044
Note: This is also where entry packs can be collected
on Thursday or Friday prior to the event.
The language: English
The money (currency): Australian
Aussie Peace Walk -
- for event related enquiries
PO Box 490
Hall, ACT 2618
tel: +61 424 145 363
IML and IVV related questions to the following emails: