What’s On: 5 ways you can recharge, reconnect and make a difference


Oxfam Trailwalker is taking place in the breathtaking New Plymouth region during 11 to 12 March 2023. Here’s five reasons why you’ll want to take this chance to reconnect.

Now is the time to recharge yourself, reconnect and take on an incredible challenge with your friends and whānau.

In March 2023, thousands of Kiwis will come together to challenge themselves and challenge the injustice that keeps people trapped in poverty by taking part in New Zealand’s largest team endurance event: Oxfam Trailwalker. Sign up to be a part of a team of four and tackle either 100 kilometres in 36 hours, or 50 kilometres in 18 hours. All the while raising vital funds for Oxfam’s work.

Oxfam works with some of the world’s most at-risk communities to provide people with the tools, education, experience and knowledge to help them pull themselves out of poverty.

Oxfam Trailwalker is suitable for people aged 18 to 80, at any fitness level — from trail-walking novices to pro-athletes… It is not a relay – this epic challenge is for the teams of four to start and finish together on the exclusive Taranaki trail!

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There are so many reasons to do 2023’s Oxfam Trailwalker – too many to list. It was tough, but we’ve managed to whittle it down to five.

1. Reconnect with the beauty of Aotearoa

Under the majestic Taranaki Maunga or Mt Taranaki, Trailwalker will give you an opportunity to re connect with Aotearoa New Zealand’s beauty. You’ll be able to walk the exclusive Oxfam Trailwalker track all while supporting local tourism.

Photo credit: Artur Francisco/Oxfam

2. Reconnect with joy and tick it off your bucket list

You probably know someone who has already taken on the Oxfam Trailwalker challenge – with the blisters to prove it! Oxfam Trailwalker might have been on your bucket list for some time, and you’re wondering why you haven’t done it too…. So, what are you waiting for? This is your year to cross it off.

Photo credit: Artur Francisco/Oxfam

3. Reconnect with nature with a physical challenge

People from all fitness levels are taking on the Oxfam Trailwalker trail. Whether it’s to increase your fitness, push yourself out of your comfort zone or to be a great role model for your those around you, Oxfam Trailwalker is sure to push you to your limits and deliver an incredibly rewarding experience.

Photo credit: Artur Francisco/Oxfam

4. Re connect with friends and colleagues

Do we even need more excuses to round up your mates, get active and make some legendary memories? Well, here’s one more. Past Trailwalkers said it’s an experience they’ll never forget and something them and their mates will cherish for a lifetime.

Photo credit: Artur Francisco/Oxfam

5. Reconnect with your sense of purpose.

As you walk in Oxfam Trailwalker, you fight the injustices that keep families trapped in poverty for generations.

Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.

Oxfam works with partner organisations and alongside women and their families in vulnerable situations to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Photo credit: Artur Francisco/Oxfam


Early bird pricing ends 31 August 2022. Don’t miss out on discounted rates!

Sound like a great opportunity? Express your interest to find out more.

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