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We represent walking for all Queenslanders

Dr Robyn Littlewood

Dr Robyn Littlewood enjoys walking with her dog

Dr Robyn Littlewood is the CEO of Health and Wellbeing Queensland. She spoke to Queensland Walks about designing healthy spaces for all Queenslanders to be active. “Walking can be hard for the 900,000 Queenslanders who have a disability. With my father requiring a power wheelchair for mobility, I am reminded of this every day. He has incomplete quadriplegia but that doesn’t stop him, nor should it.”

Isabelle’s Story: Advocating for a safe, inclusive and walkable world

“It’s wrong that women should have to be afraid so close to their home or anywhere,” she Isabelle. Later on this led Isabelle to advocate to her local councillor to get lights installed in the park. It took about a year to happen, but the lights were finally installed which improved the walkability in her local neighbourhood

On the Rail Trail with Andrew Demack

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Seeking somewhere nice to walk? Why not try a rail trail! We’re all looking for somewhere pleasant to exercise. Somewhere with great scenery, somewhere quiet, away from the cars, away from the noise and stress of the city. Queensland has an amazing resource that celebrates the history of our state while providing a safe place to exercise. […]

Join the Queensland Walk Explore Steps Challenge

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10,000 Steps team launched the Queensland Walk Explore Steps Challenge on 1st August. Supported by Health and Wellbeing Queensland and the Queensland Government through ActiveKIT Round 2, the Challenge is bringing all Queensland member’s steps together to try to reach more than a BILLION steps in August.

5 great South East Queensland walking destinations accessible by public transport

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Tracy Kolbe-Alexander Prof Tracy Kolbe-Alexander is Associate Head of School (Research), and the program Discipline Lead for Public Health in the School of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland, as well as Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). The focus of Tracy’s research is on the […]

Men’s Walk and Talk: The power of human connection

Men's Walk and Talk

Mental health challenges continue to affect millions of men worldwide, and Queensland is no exception. The pressure to conform to societal expectations, financial stress, relationship issues, and other life stresses mean that at some stage, 1 in 7 men will suffer depression and 1 in five will experience anxiety. Men’s Walk n Talk was established […]

Queensland’s best accessible tourism destinations

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Image credit: Tourism and Events Queensland   The Queensland Government announced 2023 as the Year of Accessible Tourism. We are delighted! This announcement will support Queensland to provide greater destination experiences for all holidaymakers in Queensland. Accessible and inclusive tourism means making sure everyone can take part in tourism experiences. This involves creating a welcoming […]

Soft Hiking: Embracing Nature’s Gentle Call

Soft-hiking

What is the new ‘Soft Hiking’ Tik Tok trend? While adrenaline-pumping adventures like extreme hiking and rock climbing are popular in Queensland, there’s a quieter, more serene approach to exploring the region’s breathtaking landscapes: soft hiking. Soft hiking, also known as gentle hiking or easy hiking, offers a wonderful opportunity for both nature enthusiasts and […]

If the shoe fits…a podiatrist’s recommendation

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When it comes to walking the paths of Queensland, choosing the right footwear is essential for comfort, support, and injury prevention. Whether you’re exploring city streets, hiking trails, or planning a long-distance journey, here are some tips to keep in mind when selecting your walking shoes. Firstly, prioritise comfort above all else. Look for shoes […]

Walking with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation

By Anna Campbell On a Saturday in June, I joined the Indigenous Marathon Foundation – Mitchelton RAW walk and run group, for a reconciliation parkrun at Mitchelton.   There were around 15 or so walkers and runners taking part, and everyone was incredibly supportive and encouraging. Along the way, we chatted about IMF RAW and its […]