Two adventurers took on the ultimate outdoor challenge in July, walking the 10 Great Walks of Queensland in just 10 days for the National Trust Q10 Challenge.

The National Trust Q10 Challenge saw world class adventure-seekers, Luke Edwards and Lisa Marshall, attempt to hike, run and kayak all 10 Great Walks in just 10 days from July 18 – July 30. 

With the benefit of the promotional films of each track and training notes, the NT Q10 Great Walk Challenge will be opened up to the general public from 2020, as a shore based experience from Currumbin to Cooktown facilitated by NTAQ for travellers and adventure seekers to venture ‘off the beaten track’ on the 10 Great Walks of Queensland, across varying terrain and distances, carefully chosen in partnership with Queensland Parks and Wildlife.

From 2020 to 2030, NTAQ hopes to organise the NT Q10 annually to help raise funds from NTAQ members participating to fund conservation and empower Indigenous opportunity in the regions the tracks pass through. The intention is for funding to deliver the legacy of 'Modern Acts of Reconciliation' inspired by the anniversary of 250 years since Cook explored the east coast of Australia.

The 10 Walks included: 

  • 18 July – Gold Coast – The Hinterland Track from Binna Burra Settlement Camp
  • 19 July - Sunshine Coast
  • 20 July - Fraser Island
  • 21 July - Carnarvon Gorge GW
  • 22 July - Mackay Highlands GW
  • 23 July - Whitsunday GW
  • 24 July - Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail (kayak)
  • 25 July - Thorsborne Trail
  • 26 July - Goldfield Trail
  • 27 July - Gamaay Dreaming Track, Cooktown

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