The Future is Equal

Oxfam Trailwalker

Oxfam Trailwalker


After 17 Trailwalker events and raising more than $16.5 million to fund life-saving work around the world, Oxfam Aotearoa celebrated its final Trailwalker event in March 2024. Since 2006, over 21,000 New Zealanders (and many overseas patrons) have taken part in this incredible endurance team event walking 25, 50, or 100 kilometres through stunning Aotearoa terrain and raising vital funds to help eliminate poverty.

With every step that our Trailwalker teams made on the trail, they made a lasting impact on the lives of countless people living with injustice.

First Trailwalker in Aotearoa

20,000+ participants

$16+ million dollars raised


In March 2024, people from all walks of life came together and challenged themselves to Aotearoa’s greatest team endurance event, all while raising funds for Oxfam’s life-changing work. For the first time, teams also had the option of a new 25km distance.

125 teams set out across New Plymouth’s stunning landscape, and collectively raised over $500,000 to combat inequality and poverty.

We can’t express our gratitude enough to each and every person who has taken part, whether in Trailwalker 2024 or in the past. To all the teams, support crew, volunteers, and community groups – you have made this event possible. ⁠

Past events

Changing lives through Trailwalker

Oxfam fights the injustices that keep families trapped in poverty for generations. All of our programmes and advocacy work seeks to create a future where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and not just survive.

From providing clean water and sanitation in Papua New Guinea, to supporting farmers in Timor-Leste to better adapt to climate change and increase their incomes, Oxfam Aotearoa walks alongside those who need it the most. Our mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty and create lasting solutions.

Our support is often practical, like providing hygiene kits or water access, but also enables local communities to change the systems that have kept them trapped in poverty. Oxfam focuses on local partnership and community engagement across all levels of our programmes and projects.

Trailwalker may have come to a close, but Oxfam Aotearoa’s work has not. Learn more about our work or join the movement by setting up a regular donation to Oxfam.