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Exploring our rich history with Walkabout Cultural Adventures

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Nestled in the lush Daintree region is a locally owned an犀利士 d operated tour business that offers visitors a rare opportunity to connect with First Nations culture while exploring the breathtaking landscapes and walkways of this ancient land. Walkabout Cultural Adventures was created by Juan Walker, a Kuku Yalanji man form Mossman in far north […]

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. […]

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 […]

Accessibility and Inclusion for walking, rolling and strolling: A Call to Action

1 August 2023 “Joining Forces for Pedestrian Accessibility: A Unified Call to Action by a 30-Strong Alliance” The Queensland Walking Alliance, a coalition of 30 Queensland local, state, and national organisations has called on all three levels of government agencies, community leaders, engineers and planners alike to take the lead on accessibility and inclusion in […]

Queensland’s best accessible tourism destinations

Accessible tourism

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]