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Inclusive Outdoor Activities, Brisbane

Inclusive and accessible nature-based activities

At Nature Freedom, we are passionately committed to designing and facilitating nature-based activities that are inclusive and fully accessible to everyone, irrespective of their abilities.

Our range of outdoor activities are carefully curated to not only involve the community in engaging experiences within the natural beauty of Brisbane City and beyond, but also to foster a sense of belonging and camaraderie among our participants.

From the banks of the Brisbane River to the picturesque views of Burpengary, Moreton Bay, Redlands and Logan, we aim to make every corner of our stunning Queensland landscape accessible and enjoyable for all.

Uniting the community one step at a time

Beyond creating these engaging experiences, our vision extends to providing meaningful employment opportunities within our organisation specifically for people with disabilities. We believe in an equitable world where everyone is provided the platform to thrive and contribute their unique talents. In this spirit, all our activities, programs, and tours are co-created in collaboration with people with disabilities and pertinent community groups. This ensures that our offerings are not just accessible, but are also resonant with the lived experiences of the people we serve.

We help connect people across multiple industries

In our ongoing journey of promoting inclusivity, we place great importance on building strong partnerships across various sectors. We work closely with industry stakeholders, the Queensland Government, private and public organisations, and diverse communities. Through these collaborations, we are continuously learning, evolving and creating innovative methods for inclusion. By leveraging these partnerships, we aspire to make outdoor activities in Brisbane, and all across Queensland, accessible and enjoyable for all.

Our mission

All our activities, programs, and tours are co-designed by people with disabilities and relevant community groups.

Our aim is to create inclusive and accessible nature-based activities to facilitate community engagement. We further aim to provide employment opportunities within our organisation for people with disabilities.

We prioritise collaboration with industry, government, private and public organisations and communities to form strong partnerships and develop better ideas and methods for inclusion.

Enjoying the scenes on one of the bushwalking tours with nature freedom
Teens and staff walking on a bushwalking tours with Nature Freedom

Our Vision:

 Nature Freedom aims to improve the wellbeing of people with disabilities through creating inclusive and accessible nature-based activities.

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What We Do:

Visitor Experiences

nature-based crafts for all ages and abilities

Our Visitor Experiences are bespoke outdoor adventures tailored for travellers and locals alike. These experiences are designed to immerse you in the captivating natural beauty of Brisbane, from the vibrant South Bank to the scenic Bribie Island. You will be able to take in the stunning landscapes of the the majestic Moreton Island, the world’s third largest sand island.

We offer small group tours as well as personalised one-on-one experiences. Each activity is thoughtfully designed to be wheelchair-friendly and fully accessible, ensuring everyone can enjoy the thrill of outdoor exploration.

Local Activities

Bushwalking tours with nature freedom from 2023

With a focus on local accessibility, our Local Activities offer numerous opportunities to explore Brisbane’s outdoor offerings. These include guided tours through the lush landscapes of Springbrook National Park and the stunning wilderness of Lamington National Park. We organise exhilarating rock climbing adventures at Kangaroo Point Cliffs, bushwalking through the serene Brisbane Parks, and paddling tours along the Brisbane River. Our local activities aim to give you a fresh perspective on the wealth of wheelchair-friendly outdoor things to do in Brisbane.

Schools Program

Community Gardening as part of the vocational school program with nature freedom

Our Schools Program is specifically designed to provide students of all abilities an avenue to connect with nature and learn outside the traditional classroom environment. From environmental sustainability education in the heart of the Scenic Rim to bird-watching tours and nature journaling sessions in the midst of Brisbane’s outdoor spaces, our schools program offers a broad spectrum of adventurous outdoor activities. Whether it’s a school holiday or a vocational program, each event is a unique opportunity for students to learn, grow and have fun in a safe and inclusive environment.

“Nature Freedom inspires me to get out into my community, socialise with others and join in activities I have never done before. Making new friends  and learning from others in activities! It is important to socialise, have friendships, and to enjoy life. Nature Freedom brings me all of those things!”
- Brendon Donohue

“Nature Freedom inspired me to get out of my comfort zone and engage in outdoor recreational activities including canoeing and bushwalking in a safe, inclusive and social environment. Nature Freedom plays an important role in connecting young people with disabilities to nature and the outdoor environment which has both physical and mental health benefits to the person. Nature freedom also plays an important role in breaking down accessibility barriers in nature that ultimately benefits everyone.”
- Belinda Harris

“It’s awesome that you guys offer experiences that make our natural world accessible for everyone.”
- Angela Bowen

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What Experiences do we Offer?

Inclusive Bushwalking Tours

  • Our Inclusive Bushwalking tours offer a range of experiences from short strolls through Greater Brisbane’s green spaces to more challenging treks, all tailored to meet individual abilities. These tours are specifically designed to cater to varying levels of mobility, including accessibility for wheelchair users. Our offerings aren’t limited to day hikes; we aim to cater for everyone’s adventurous spirit in all conditions.

Inclusive Cultural Tours

  • Experience a fascinating half-day journey into local Indigenous heritage with our Inclusive Cultural Tours. These tours are curated with an emphasis on inclusivity, providing participants with the opportunity to learn about the rich history, traditions, and cultures of local Indigenous communities. Our tours are designed to foster a deep connection with the roots of our land and people.

Inclusive Paddling Events for 2023

  • Dive into our Inclusive Paddling events for a thrilling water-based adventure using kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other watercraft. We ensure accessibility for all, irrespective of ability levels, by providing specially designed equipment that makes the experience enjoyable for everyone. Our goal is to make sure everyone can have a go at this exhilarating activity.

Inclusive Green Thumbs and Crafts

  • Our Green Thumbs and Crafts initiative offers an indoor alternative for nature engagement. Participants can delve into the beauty of nature in a hands-on manner, from planting to crafting, in a series of fun, educational and environmentally sustainable workshops. It’s an opportunity to experience the wonders of nature with all your senses without stepping out of the door.

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