MultiMingle Walking Challenge 21km +24km
Join the Aussie Peace Walk’s most popular two-day walking challenge. You haven’t seen the Bush Capital until you’ve done the MultiMingle.
The Most Popular Walk Combination
The best way to experience Canberra; ‘The Bush Capital’
At the heart of the Aussie Peace Walk is the renowned MultiMingle. This is a two walk event that people travel across the world to take part in. Once you’ve completed these two walks, you’ll understand why they call Canberra ‘The Bush Capital’.
This exciting combination of a 21km walk on Saturday and a 24km walk on Sunday will take you on a journey of discovery.
You’ll walk 45 picturesque kilometres over the weekend shoulder to shoulder with wonderful walkers from around the world.
If you are an IML walker, you’ll also be entitled to the relevant bling that goes with walking over 20km on two consecutive days. If you aren’t an IML walker, you can join the IML at the Aussie Peace Walk and continue your walking journey around the world.
What country will you represent?
A Globally Loved Walking Event
The MultiMingle participants continue the celebration of their cultural heritage.
Many people wear a shirt with flag or add a small flag to a daypack or hat. Some wear colourful clothing that identifies their favourite destination or their cultural heritage.
The idea is to meet others, chat, make friends, learn about other nations and their culture. Let’s embrace our differences as you walk along together.
Peace comes from understanding and what better way to get to know another culture than to walk along chatting with someone from another land?
People You Meet
Many of the MultiMingle participants travel to walking events around the world. You’ll find friendly, like-minded walkers along the routes that have done many of the most popular walking adventure trails in the world.
You’ll be able to share experiences with people who have done the Inca Trail in Peru, El Circuito in Chile and the famous 3,500km Appalachian Trail in the United States.
Many have walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain: A network of pilgrimage routes that end at the shrine of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. You might even meet walkers that have done the Gokyo Ri Trek in Nepal.
Get Your Two-Day Walk Medal
When you complete a walk of 10 or more kilometres on two consecutive days, you’ll earn the Canberra Two-Day Walk medal with the year bar.
If you’ve received the medal before, you’ll get the new 2024 bar to add to your ribbon. Each bar has the year on one side and an Australian native animal on the reverse.
2022 had a fish, 2023 had a lizard and you’ll find out what’s on the back of the 2024 bar when you finish your Sunday walk!
Prizes to be Won
Family-Friendly Fun in the Bush Capital
MultiMingle isn’t just about discovering Canberra’s natural beauty; it’s also an opportunity to meet and connect with fellow walkers who share your love for the outdoors.
While covering the kilometres together, you’ll have ample time to chat, make new friends, and strengthen existing bonds. The stunning Canberra landscape serves as the perfect backdrop for building lasting memories.
Randomly chosen participants will also receive spot prizes. All you have to do to be in with a chance is to enter and get involved.
Places You’ll Walk Past
These trenches were designed for attack and defence, and for the movement, housing, safety and support of troops. After 21km and 42km walkers pass the Carillon checkpoint, you will continue along beside Lake Burley Griffin and then beside the Molonglo River that was...
Walkers will approach Anzac Parade from the West, having come through the tunnel under Parkes Way and past The Griffin apartments on to Constitution Avenue.11km, '21km East' and 42km walkers will proceed along the western side of Anzac Parade towards the Australian...
Stirling Ridge, Ngunnawal scar tree, remains of the Westlake settlement and Lotus Bay.Despite starting and finishing a stone’s throw from the city centre, all the Sunday walks include some bush tracks. The walk with the most bushland walking is the 24 km which takes...
42km and 21km walkers will go through this lovely natural area. Have your camera ready as you wander through this area.Did you know that there is a wetland nature reserve right near the Kingston Foreshore? If you are taking part in the 42km or the 21km Aussie Peace...
From Nara Peace Park on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, we followed the route planned for the Sunday 24km peace walk.NOTE: This article was written before the 1st AussiePeaceWalk in 2021 when organisers were determining the routes. Some areas mentioned here are now...