Canberra Hiking Walking Group

CanHike Mingle Walking Group

Canberra Hike (CanHike) is a unique community-based organisation whose members come from many counties around the world.

Health & Friendship

The community group fosters intercultural diversity and social harmony through hiking, other outdoor activities in Canberra and the surrounding regions.

All activities aim to promoting the physical and mental health and well-being of its members and of the community at large. 

Since 2021, members have been organising regular weekend hikes, nature walks, and participating in community events.

Also some group members living close to each other, get together for walks in the course of the week across suburbs.

CanHike walk group
lake walk

The CanHike group cater for all ages and abilities, with walks ranging in difficulty from very easy to mountainous.

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ladies walking
walking downhill

Community Building

CanHike’s membership organically grew, providing an attractive option to indoor exercise.

The group brings together people who share a love for the outdoors and nature. They hike and explore the beautiful natural landscape of the Canberra region. Through this, they each have the opportunity to connect with others, learn, and build friendships and networks across professional and cultural boundaries.

“Our vision is to create multicultural and diverse nature lovers who come together to explore the beauty of the great Canberra outdoors and inspire each other to live healthy and active lifestyles.”

CanHike strive to provide a safe and inclusive environment where all members can challenge themselves, connect with nature, and forge meaningful relationships.

The managing committee’s goal is to cultivate a deep appreciation for the natural world and promote responsible stewardship of our planet as well as promoting physical and mental wellbeing of one another. 

BBQ champ

Right: CanHike social BBQ

CanHike bbq

The CanHike walking group places a high value on the social aspects of community.

Partnership with the Aussie Peace Walk

The partnership with Aussie Peace Walk brings together community groups that are aligned with the core values and mission. Together, we will work towards a future where everyone has the opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

CanHike are happy to partner with Aussie Peace Walk to expand their intercultural cooperation, understanding and friendships.

“We believe that by working together, we will be in a better position to help promote diversity, inclusion, and a love for the outdoors as well as improving the physical and emotional wellbeing of all CanHikers.”

CanHike is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the outdoors.

We share a common goal with the Aussie Peace Walk, of breaking down barriers and making hiking and outdoor activities accessible to people from all walks of life.

“Our partnership with Aussie Peace walk will enable CanHike to expand our reach, attract more members, and provide a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding outdoor experience for people of all backgrounds.”

Some fun CanHike activities in 2023

Recognised the International Mother Language Day, where members practiced speaking in their mother tongue while hiking.

Recognised White Ribbon Day by holding group discussions about ways to end men’s violence against women and girls while walking. The event aimed to promote gender equality and create new opportunities for men to build positive, healthy and respectful relationships.

mountain hike

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