About Nature Freedom

Nature Freedom is all about inclusion



Nature Freedom was founded by Mathew Townsend in 2017.

Its 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.


All our activities, programs and tours are co-designed by people with disabilities and relevant community groups. We prioritise collaboration with industry, government, private and public organisations and communities to form strong partnerships and develop better ideas and methods for inclusion.

Bushwalking tours with nature freedom from 2023

Our Vision

Nature Freedom aims to improve accessibility and inclusion in environmental and outdoor recreational activities by seeding employment opportunities, connections with nature and a passion back for the environment.


paddling is a great way to get out and see the outdoors with nature freedom

Through our partnerships and collaborations, we aim to:

  • Promote inclusion in activities, communities and workplaces for people with disabilities.
  • Develop co-designed integrated models for inclusion.
  • Challenge approaches to gaining meaningful experiences for people with disabilities.
  • Focus on lived experiences.

We believe everybody deserves equal opportunities. A core element of our programs is establishing and maintaining the individual goals of our participants.” – Mathew Townsend, Founder & CEO

The benefits of our programs include:

  • Inclusion is a key factor – no one is left behind.
  • A safe space for individuals from all walks of life.
  • Our organisation and all its programs and projects are based upon lived experience.
  • An opportunity to make friends, build relationships and/or find career opportunities.
  • Build confidence and self-esteem.
  • You will have heaps of fun.
Teens and staff walking on a bushwalking tours with Nature Freedom
Enjoying the scenes on one of the bushwalking tours with nature freedom

Our Activities

Nature-Based Activities

  • Nature crafts and arts
  • Nature journal experiences
  • Education workshops
  • Community garden projects
  • Nature play
  • Tours including cultural tours

School Holiday Programs

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Community group bookings
Brendon Donohue

Group Activities & Vocational Programs

  • Paddling
  • Bushwalking
  • Nature-based activities
  • Community garden projects
  • Nature arts and crafts

Corporate Experiences

  • Paddling
  • Bushwalking
  • Nature-based activities
  • Group Activities
nature-based crafts with nature freedom