Walking

Whether it's a bush walk, a suburban hill circuit or a paced walk at your local shopping centre, walking improves your health and wellbeing.

Council walking trails

Brisbane City Council has created a number of interesting walking trails, including public art trails and heritage trails for you to walk for fitness and recreation.

Heart Foundation Walking (formerly known as Gonewalking)

Council's former Gonewalking program is now delivered through the Heart Foundation Walking program.

Heart Foundation Walking is Australia's largest network of free community-based walking groups with over 25,000 participants. It's another way Council is encouraging an active and healthy Brisbane to achieve our vision for the city's future.

The free program led by trained Walk Organisers, managed by a local coordinator at the Heart Foundation. With more than 100 walks available, walk at your own pace and choose from slow, medium and fast walks. It's a great opportunity to make new friends, see more of Brisbane's famous parklands and get rewarded for reaching milestones as part of the Walker Recognition Scheme.

Walk solo

Walking groups are a great way to get moving, but you might prefer to walk solo at a time and place that suits you. If you prefer to walk on your own, or can't access a group nearby, you can still be part of Heart Foundation Walking by downloading the Heart Foundation Walking App available for Apple and Android. The App will help you track your steps, connect to our health information, take part in events and campaigns and stay motivated to take up and keep walking.

Start a walking group

Being a volunteer Walk Organiser is fun and easy. You get to choose the walking route and the days and times to walk. You also receive great support and resources from the Heart Foundation, as well as rewards for reaching walking milestones as part of the Walker Recognition Scheme. To find out more information on becoming a Walk Organiser, contact your Local Coordinator at the Heart Foundation by phoning 07 3872 2500.

Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge

Get into the spirit of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games by getting active through walking with the Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge. From 19 February to 15 April, get your body moving and participate in one of the walks listed below or start a Heart Foundation Walking group to go into the draw to win great prizes.

The Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program.

How to enter

Participate in one of the Heart Foundation Walking group walks across Brisbane between 19 February and 15 April 2018, collect a daily code word from the Walk Organiser and fill in the entry form online.

The more days you walk with a Heart Foundation Walking group, the more chances you have to win a prize.

Additionally, go in the draw to win a Fitbit by starting a walking group. Register with your local Heart Foundation Walking Coordinator by phoning 07 3872 2500 and automatically go in the draw to win.   

Entries open Monday 19 February. View the terms and conditions.

Find a walking group

Find Heart Foundation Walking groups in your local area:

North | South | East | West

For a full print out of the Heart Foundation Walking calendar, download the Brisbane Heart Foundation Walking RSS feed and select print.