Accessible Walks: Inclusive Bushwalking

Guided inclusive and wheelchair-accessible hikes

Nature Freedom’s Inclusive Bushwalking tours offer short to medium nature walks in the Greater Brisbane region and throughout some of South-East Queensland’s national parks.

These walks can be either easy or challenging and are designed to fit our participants’ unique abilities – such as trails suited to people with limited mobility, including those who require wheelchair access.

One bonus of our hiking group tours is that we aren’t just limited to day hikes. If you prefer, we can also find the best wheelchair-accessible walks that tour national park and bushwalking routes at night, so you can enjoy the beauty of the night sky under the care of our experienced walking tour Brisbane hike guides.

Our bushwalking experiences feature:

  • Guided 1.5 to 3 hours walks from an amazing and passionate instructor
  • Activities and games
  • Binocular hire
  • Refreshments (dietary requirements essential in bookings)
  • Digital copies of photos
Stephanie on one of our bushwalking tours
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Inclusive Bushwalking is for everyone of all abilities

Social and physical benefits:

Discover the transformative power of nature throughout our Queensland national parks and hiking trails. Immersing yourself in the outdoors offers not only a boost to your wellbeing but also provides an opportunity to build meaningful connections and learn about the environment.

Our hikes:

  • Engage with nature, improve your overall mood and wellbeing
  • Allow your brain to take a step back from stressful cognitive thinking to enjoy your surroundings
  • Make social connections with other participants
  • Share your interests and passion for nature with others
  • Learn more about the environments of Brisbane and surrounding regions

Bushwalking Activities:

Dive into an array of exciting activities during our inclusive and wheelchair-friendly walks. From scavenger hunts to identifying unique bird calls, each experience is designed to deepen your appreciation and understanding of nature’s wonders.

Some of our activities include:

  • Scavenger hunts
  • Nature bingo
  • Binoculars
  • Bug hunting
  • Identifying bird calls
  • Navigation activities
  • Flora, fauna and geographical identification

How To Prepare For Your Bushwalk

Embarking on a bushwalk is an exhilarating experience, and a touch of preparation ensures that you can immerse yourself fully into the wonders of nature. Here are some simple and clear tips to help you get ready for your adventure:

  1. Dress Smartly: Opt for comfortable clothing that suits the weather. Lightweight, breathable fabrics are perfect for warmer days, while a light jacket can be handy if there’s a chill. Always remember to wear sturdy shoes, preferably closed-toed, with a good grip to navigate the trails with ease.
  2. Pack Essentials: Carry a small backpack with necessities like water to stay hydrated, a hat and sunscreen for sun protection, and any personal medication you might need. Don’t forget any special equipment or aids you use daily.
  3. Dietary Needs: As we provide refreshments, kindly inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. This ensures that we cater to your specific needs, allowing you to enjoy your refreshments without any worries.
  4. Stay Connected: While our guided tours are comprehensive, consider bringing your mobile phone for any emergency needs. Ensure it’s fully charged, and maybe even pack a portable charger if you plan to take lots of pictures!
  5. Arrive a Little Earlier: It’s always a good idea to arrive at the starting point of the bushwalk a bit in advance. This gives you ample time to familiarise yourself with the environment, meet your fellow participants, and interact with our empathetic instructors.
  6. Know Your Limits: While our bushwalks are designed to be inclusive, always listen to your body. If you feel tired or need a break, don’t hesitate to inform your instructor. We’re here to ensure you have an enjoyable experience at your own pace.
  7. Inquire About Specialised Equipment: If you require specific equipment, such as adaptive walking aids, please let us know ahead of time. We’re committed to ensuring everyone can fully engage with nature, and we’re equipped to meet your diverse needs.

Remember, every bushwalk is a unique adventure, and these preparation tips are just a starting point. Your comfort, safety, and enjoyment are our top priorities. If you have any specific questions or concerns, always feel free to reach out to us. Nature awaits, and we’re excited to share its beauty with you!

Our Commitment to Safety

At Nature Freedom, the safety and wellbeing of our participants is paramount. Each member of our team undergoes rigorous training in both first aid and bushwalking safety protocols to ensure every walk is conducted with the utmost care.

Our instructors are equipped with comprehensive knowledge of the terrains we explore, and they’re trained to respond proactively to various scenarios, be it a sudden change in weather or an individual’s specific needs. Additionally, we maintain regular updates and refresher courses, ensuring that our team is always abreast of the latest safety techniques and practices.

This meticulous attention to safety, paired with our inherent empathy, ensures that each participant can confidently immerse themselves in the beauty of nature, knowing they are in capable and caring hands.

Three young women with Nature Freedom's Founder Mathew, planting marigolds in a garden bed.

Dedication to Environmental Sustainability

At Nature Freedom, we believe that the beauty of the natural world is a treasure to be preserved for generations to come. Our team is steadfast in its commitment to eco-friendly practices, ensuring that every bushwalk we embark on leaves no trace behind.

From the materials and equipment we use, which are sourced sustainably, to the paths we tread, chosen to minimise ecological disruption, we prioritise the environment in every decision we make. Furthermore, we actively engage in conservation efforts, partnering with local environmental initiatives and educating our participants about the importance of sustainable tourism.

By choosing Nature Freedom, you’re not just experiencing the wonders of nature, but are also joining a community dedicated to protecting and nurturing the environment for the future.

Why Choose Nature Freedom for Your Inclusive Bushwalks?

Unparalleled Accessibility

We’re deeply committed to crafting bushwalks that everyone can enjoy, from those in wheelchairs to individuals with visual challenges. Our carefully designed trails, specialised equipment, and supportive staff guarantee a seamless, safe, and accessible experience.

Unique Group Engagement

Our bushwalks are more than just scenic tours. They’re an opportunity for groups, families, and teams to unite, share experiences, and grow amidst nature’s splendour.

Cherished Moments Await

With Nature Freedom, every bushwalk is a journey to creating lasting memories. We even provide digital photos to capture those special moments, ensuring they remain vivid for years to come.

Immersive Exploration

Wander through some of Brisbane’s most beautiful parks and accessible trails. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or setting out on your first bushwalk, we promise an enriching experience that showcases nature’s finest.

All-Inclusive Gear Provision

Forget scouring the internet for specialised bushwalking equipment. We’ve got everything you’ll need. Our wide array of gear ensures that everyone can savour nature’s beauty without any barriers.

Guidance with Heart

Our team, trained both in expertise and empathy, stands at the core of our promise. They are more than just guides; they’re your companions, ensuring every participant feels valued, understood, and celebrated on our inclusive bushwalks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my service animal on the bushwalk?

Yes, service animals are welcome on our bushwalks. Please inform us in advance so we can make the necessary preparations and ensure a smooth experience for both you and your service animal.

What happens in case of bad weather?

Safety is our top priority. In case of extreme weather conditions, the bushwalk might be rescheduled. Participants will be informed in advance and alternative dates will be provided.

Are there restrooms available during the bushwalk?

The availability of restrooms varies depending on the trail. Some of our bushwalks have partially wheelchair-accessible or fully wheelchair-accessible facilities at the starting and ending points. It’s always a good idea to inquire in advance if this is a concern.

How physically demanding are the bushwalks?

Our bushwalks range from easy to moderate in terms of physical demands. We match each trail to the abilities of our participants and ensure the terrain isn’t too rugged to allow wheelchair users to comfortably navigate the paths.

If you have specific concerns or limitations, please discuss them with us before booking.

Do I need any prior bushwalking experience?

No prior experience is required. Our bushwalks cater to both novices and seasoned explorers. Our instructors are well-equipped to guide participants of all experience levels.

Are there age restrictions for participants?

Our bushwalks are designed to be inclusive for all ages. However, certain trails might have age recommendations for safety reasons. Always check in advance if you plan to bring young children or elderly family members.