IML Walking Association Event

Aussie Peace Walk

Details

Place: Australia, Canberra
Date: end March / beginning April
Website:Link

Registration and Fees

Routes

Saturday 7, 12, 21, 42km  https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/saturday-events/

Sunday 7, 12, 24km https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/sunday-events/

All walks start near the Rotary World Peace Bell in Lennox Gardens and finish nearby at the Albert Hall.
Saturday walks are on fairly level ground and take place around the picturesque Lake Burley Griffin.
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)

Canberra, Australia's 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 https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/canberra-history/ and https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/canberra-lifestyle/ 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 https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/canberra-attractions/

The many hills in and around the city have also been maintained as nature parks, leading the city to be known as the 'Bush Capital'. 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: https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/jerrabomberra-wetlands/

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.

Weather
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.

Transport

- 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

Accommodation

- See https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/accommodation-canberra for  some accommodation options.
- Hotels: budget to 5 star are available
- Camping 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
https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/what-rotary-can-do-for-you/

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 public holidays
www.visitcanberra.com.au, phone +61 2 6205 0044 
Note: This is also where entry packs can be collected on Thursday or Friday prior to the event.
 

General information

The language: English
The money (currency): Australian dollar

Contact

Aussie Peace Walk - https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/contact/ - for event related enquiries
PO Box 490
Hall, ACT 2618
Australia

tel: +61 424 145 363
eMail:
organiser@aussiepeacewalk.com.au
Internet:
https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/AussiePeaceWalk
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/aussiepeacewalk/
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/rotary-aussie-peace-walk

IML and IVV related questions to the following emails:
iml@aussiewalk.com.au    
ivv@aussiewalk.com.au