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Ritwik’s story: How walking can build communities

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“Being able to easily, safely and happily walk in a neighbourhood means a community that is more social. It is very conducive to building community,” says researcher Dr Ritwik Swain. Ritwik is a well travelled individual who enjoys walking wherever he is based; formerly from Brisbane and now based in the Netherlands. “I really like […]

Craig’s story: Making places safer for kids to walk, run, roll or stroll

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Craig’s Story: Safer streets for children “When I walk with my children, I get to see the world through their eyes and delight in their delight,” says Dr. Craig Barrett who lives in regional Queensland at Point Vernon, Hervey Bay. “We find secret paths that most people never know of, and revel in the deliciousness […]

Mydi and Daniel’s story: Safe cities for women and girls

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When it’s footy season, Mydi and her dad, Daniel, like to walk and catch public transport to the big games. One night after a match, they got off the bus and were walking up their street when Mydi said, “This street looks creepy”. Being a town planner, Daniel’s ears pricked up and he said, “What […]

Elisha’s story: Breaking down barriers for people with a disability

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Elisha Matthews likes nothing more than rolling along the Brisbane River in her wheelchair to get a daily dose of fresh air and to meet people in her neighbourhood. “Being able to walk in my community keeps me connected, allows me to participate in society and be able to get where I want to go […]

Olive’s story: Active ageing gracefully

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Olive’s enthusiasm for walking is contagious. She sometimes even breaks into a run. “Being a mature age walker, I prefer to stick to paths. I love walking with the grand kids around the area and finding parks for them to play at. Also taking a paved shortcut to see where we come out is always […]

Escape in the Scenic Rim

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Join us for a walk in the Scenic Rim! Queensland Walks is really excited about Bushwalking Queensland and Scenic Rim Council hosting a series of weekend walks during Queensland Walks Month. The following walks will be hosted as part of the ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim Festival and Queensland Walks Month. Please click the link of […]

Join us at Urangan, Hervey Bay on 31st July

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Queensland Walks will be visiting Hervey Bay to launch Queensland Walks Month. Come and join Queensland Walks for a free leisurely walking conversation on Sunday 31st July 2022. Join us on Sunday 31st July at 11am for a fun walk to help celebrate and launch Queensland Walks Month! Bring a friend and meet us at […]

Walkability – why does it matter?

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Walkability – what is it and why does it matter? Walkability relates to how friendly a place is towards walking.  Do you find it convenient and comfortable to walk to everyday places like schools, parks, work and shops, or to take a leisurely stroll around your neighbourhood?  If yes, then chances are you live in […]

That’s a wrap on Queensland Walks Month – Thanks for joining us!

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Win Win Win during #QldWalksMonth! Do you enjoy dark chocolate to help reach your 10,000 Steps walking in Queensland? There are just a few days left of August and Queensland Walks Month. We have a couple of prizes up for grabs for the best share thanks to Curatorial: Chocolates and @10,000 Steps. Celebrate and share […]

Brisbane Walkers

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  August has been a busy walking/hiking month for me and my group, Brisbane Walkers. I hope you will get out and about, to try out some of these wonderful walking tracks, even if you only do a short walk. Thyogale Track plus Pitta Circuit, Mt Nebo from Jolly’s Lookout (amazing views!) – a gorgeous […]