Clarke Ranges (Eungella)
8.2km, Sunday June 17th
The Mackay region is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty - from sub-tropical rainforrest trails to beach tracks - we are not short on trails to be walked and good times to be had. So let's do exactly that and get hiking!
This fun guided hike is offered under the Mackay Regional Council Inspiring an Active Mackay (I AM) initiative, for women who are class themselves as beginners or who have enjoyed some hiking in the past.
The Clarke Range walking track travels over the Clarke Range to the Broken River Picnic area. You'll take in river crossings and fantastic views of the Pioneer Valley from a surprise look out along the way. There will be time for a snack break and some platypus spotting on this hike.
This hiking series is about connecting with other local women, sharing experiences, developing new friendships and enjoying some physical activity while enjoying our surrounds.
Date, Time and Location:
Sunday, June 17th at 12pm (Allow 1 hour for travel to Eungella, and 4-5 hours for the hike)
Location: Eungella, exact meeting point details will be released closer to the event date
Fitness level: Beginner
Price: $5 (plus $1.36 booking fee) ** BOOK HERE
What to Bring: hat, towel, water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent, and backpack suitable for hiking
What to Wear: Good sturdy walking shoes that are suitable for hiking, comfy clothes for hiking
Your instructor: Nikki Giles is a highly experienced and accredited coach and Adventure Racer who competes in extreme endurance triathlons and also competes in the male dominated adventure races- which are multi-sport, multi-day, self-navigated and self-supported in teams of 4. She is passionate about supporting others in their fitness journey and founded Tri-ActiV8 to help others achieve their goals. Nikki has a passion for the great outdoors and is looking forward to sharing her hiking experience with you!
Q - What if it’s raining? Please keep an eye on the event Facebook page to be keep up to date on the weather events. Participants will also be notified by email if an event needs to be cancelled. Where possible we will attempt to make up any sessions cancelled due to weather.
Q - What ages? The I AM program is aimed at women over the ages of 18 however, if younger women (over 13) would like to attend they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Q - Do I need to be fit? Participants should be of general good health. If you have any concerns about your health or fitness level, please see a medial practitioner before joining the program. Participants will be asked to sign this waiver before taking part in the events.
Q - What if I need to cancel? Unfortunately due to the timeframe of the program, we are unable to offer an alternative if you are unable to attend one of the sessions. Tickets for the programs are non-refundable.
Q – Why Women? This program will focus on women, due to the underrepresentation of females engaging in physical activity, as well as the key role that women have within the home, particularly around influencing healthy family choices. Women identify that barriers to exercise include difficulty prioritising due to competing responsibilities, confidence issues, fear, concerns around fitness and being injured. The I AM program aims to address some of these barriers and enable more women to begin to engage in activity.
About I AM
The Australian and Queensland Governments, through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, provided funding to Mackay Regional Council to deliver the I AM program.
Inspiring an Active Mackay (I AM) is a program aimed at delivering low-cost beginner level physical activities and skill development opportunities for women who are currently under-active or are seeking to learn a new sport within the Mackay region.
The activities on offer are based around spending time in the outdoors and skills that will enhance capacity to participate in broader events across the Region and will focus on long-term engagement in the activity.
**There is a limit to the number of places available for each program so please book as soon as possible.
Contact for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org message us on Facebook (approachadventuremackay)