All you need is supportive, comfy shoes and the great outdoors (or indoors if you have access to a treadmill!).
If you need some inspiration for interesting locations to stretch your legs near you, try some of these top spots and activities around Australia.
Sydney Harbour Bridge, NSW
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an iconic Australian landmark – and you can walk your way to the very top of this beloved bridge for some of the greatest views of the city. Find out more here: http://www.bridgeclimb.com
Kokoda Memorial Walk – 1000 Steps, VIC
Located in the Dandenong Ranges on the outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria, is a wonderful national park featuring the Kokoda Memorial Walk (AKA 1000 Steps). This 3km track is popular with fitness enthusiasts and tourists visiting the area. The 1000 Steps follow a creek alignment up through a wet fern gully, walkers/runners will experience filtered sunlight through the Tree Ferns and Manna Gum as they make their way up, up up. There is always a range of native wildlife to enjoy along the way from birdlife to even the odd Lyrebird. Visit the website for more info.
Theme Parks on the Gold Coast, QLD
The Gold Coast is famous for it’s perfect white beaches and surf as well as its adrenaline fuelled theme-parks! If you live in South-East Queensland or Norther NSW, why not mix up some fitness with a day of fun! Check out Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World or Wet’n’Wild!
Mt Wellington, Springs to Pinnacle Loop Walk – Hobart, Tasmania
The spectacular 6.8km bushwalk at Wellington Park is a high altitude circuit walk, providing a great introduction to Tasmania’s alpine region.
The steady climb from The Springs becomes steeper on the aptly named Zig Zag Track where expansive views of south-eastern Tasmania can be enjoyed. Note: sections of the walk are quite exposed and is often cold and windy, even in summer. Find out more here.
Glenelg to Brighton Walk – South Australia
The 4.2 km Glenelg to Brighton walk provides a scenic and easy trail along the coast, passing some iconic landmarks of Adelaide. One popular spot is located on the Holdfast Bay shore in the Gulf of St. Vincent, which is a popular beachside suburb of Glenelg featuring cafes, restaurants and amusements for the whole family to enjoy. Here is some info and more tips.