Oxfam New Zealand

Oxfam Trailwalker is one of the world’s toughest charity team challenges, but also one of the most rewarding. Since 1981 more than 200,000 of walkers have taken on the challenge. The event is a vital and major source of income for Oxfam’s developments programs. Globally, Oxfam Trailwalker has raised over NZ$200 million since its launch.


Oxfam Trailwalker began in New Zealand 2006 and since then has established itself as New Zealand’s leading endurance charity challenge. Over 10,000 participants have taken part and raised over NZ$10 million to support Oxfam's life-saving work.


The event format is a 100km walk (or run) in teams of four in under 36 hours or 50km in 18 hours. Oxfam Trailwalker is no relay, teams start together and aim to finish together. Both the 50km 100km trail covers a variety of terrain and is an immense physical challenge. Teams come from all walks of life, throughout New Zealand and internationally.


Should anyone be interested in joining us as a volunteer in Whakatāne on March 23rd or 24th, please call 0800 600 700 or email otwvolunteer@oxfam.org.nz. We’d love to show you the behind-the-scenes of our largest annual fundraising event, and get your help in supporting our 1000+ walkers this year.