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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 […]

Our new logo and why we chose it

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News from Angela Wright, President, Queensland Walks. Logos are important. Not just because they help people recognise a brand and its products or services. They also represent what’s at the heart of the organisation. Its values, its purpose, its community. Queensland Walks is the peak body for walking in our state. Now in our 10th […]

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

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

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 […]

Elevate 2042: Creating sustainable benefits from the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Creating sustainable benefits from the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games The Olympic and Paralympic Games will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve the walkability of South East Queensland. Queensland Walks was proud to attend and contribute to the Queensland Government’s Legacy Consultation, and we’re pleased to see the following included in the Legacy Plan: […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]