Queensland Walks Month

Have you ever walked through Fraser Island’s Valley of the Giants? Tackled the stunning Gorge Walk on Stradbroke Island? How about strolled among the boulders at Girraween National Park on the Granite Belt?

Whether you love to hike or you prefer more of a meander, Queensland has a walk to suit you.

It’s no secret walking is good for you, your physical health and your mental health, and all this month there’s another reason to get out and get moving.

September is Queensland Walks Month. It’s all about improving the health of Queenslanders by encouraging walking every day, and it doesn’t have to be a bucket list destination.

It can be something as simple as taking the kids to school or getting your steps up exercising the dog!

Sponsoring the month-long initiative is Frankie4 Footwear (the first step to a good walk is good shoes after all)! They do it all from fresh coffee at their café to a personal fitting.

In fact, if you sign up and take part in Frankie4’s VIP program you can get access to exclusive news and offers.

Anna Campbell from Queensland Walks is the brains behind Queensland Walks Month.

“We’re all about improving the profile and conditions for walking so that Queenslanders can walk more, and more often, and enjoy where they walk,” she said.

September is the perfect month for a walk. Not too hot, not too cold, and you’re sure to see plenty of wildlife out and about in nature.

“We’re encouraging people to take photos and videos and walking stories and show us where you’re walking in your local neighbourhood,” Anna said.

If the weather isn’t enough of a drawcard, there are prizes to be won too!

“Beautiful prizes with Frankie 4, there are some beautiful prizes with Cancer Council Queensland and Heart Foundation and 10,000 Steps,” Anna said. “But the big prize is the $500 catered lunch voucher.”

“So if you participate with a group or a team in your workplace, then you can go into the running for that catered lunch and you can spend it with your local business, support local business which is really important during Covid.”

To enter, you simply go to the Queensland Walks website, register and upload your walking photos.

You can also download the SNAP, SEND, SOLVE app and have your say about improving walking tracks for everyone.

So where to walk? Well take your pick, Brisbane has a plethora of amazing walking tracks to choose from.

“I love walking in my local community and walking to the shops. Walking to the bus or the train and so it makes such a big difference at being able to walk easily and safely and that’s what Queensland Walks Month is all about,” Anna said. “To get involved and show your local walking environment.”


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