ABOUT US

  • Footsteps is not a commercial enterprise. It is a club, and operates much the same as any other outdoor club. The difference is that it has a national (rather than local) constituency.
  • Footsteps simply offers a service to the walking community of New Zealand, enabling participants to enjoy some wonderful walks without blowing the budget!
  • Footsteps operates on a no frills and non-profit basis.
  • Any monies in excess of requirements are donated to charity.
Footsteps regions

FOOTSTEPS WALKING CLUB of AOTEAROA / NEW ZEALAND

the best day-walks in 20 regions

OUR NORTH ISLAND EXCURSIONS

  • Our NORTH ISLAND excursions 2022
  • Our NORTH ISLAND excursions 2023
  • Our NORTH ISLAND excursions 2024

OUR SOUTH ISLAND EXCURSIONS

  • Our SOUTH ISLAND excursions 2023
  • Our SOUTH ISLAND excursions 2024
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OUR EXPERIENCE

Footsteps was established in 2020 after the demise of the FMC Travel Club, and in response to many requests to establish such an enterprise. However, those who lead Footsteps have decades of walking and hiking experience behind them.

MORE ABOUT THE WALKS

  • Our trips involve walking (easy to moderate), not hiking.
  • Each person brings a day-pack with limited gear and a small amount of food and drink to last just a few hours.
  • We walk at a pace that permits us to fully appreciate our surroundings.
  • Each day offers the choice of shorter walks (as short as 5 minutes) and longer walks (up to several hours).
  • Except for trips that require pre-booking, the walking agenda is decided by group consensus ahead of time from a wide range of possibilities.
  • Walks are generally offered each day but the programme may be altered to suit the weather conditions or unexpected circumstances.
  • You can do as little or as much as you wish each day. On any given day you can finish early or opt out completely to “do your own thing.”

OUR GALLERY

HOW WE OPERATE

  • Each trip in New Zealand is one week in duration (Sunday to Saturday), but trips are often chronologically consecutive and geographically contiguous, so it is possible to undertake a series of them one after the other.
  • Ten regional trips are offered per year, five in the North Island and five in the South Island. Our schedule covers the entire country every two years. Occasionally we offer an overseas walking trip.
  • Our regional trips are concentrated in the warmer months which afford the best chance of favourable weather. We avoid the frantic end-of-year/Christmas period and the busyness/high prices of the school holidays. Some trips are timed to coincide with autumn colours or minimal snow.
  • The maximum number of participants on any trip is ten. The minimum is three. Costs are graduated depending on the number of participants.
  • Registrations for each trip close two months before the starting date.
  • Footsteps fully adheres to the Privacy Act and the Health and Safety Act. We collect only the information needed for participation in our activities, and all activities undergo a thorough risk assessment/management process. However, everyone participates entirely at their own risk, and must sign a waiver to that effect.
  • If a trip is cancelled for whatever reason, refunds are given less any non-refundable costs already incurred. If cancellation is due to the pandemic, a full refund is given.

WE WELCOME YOUR ENQUIRY