Challenge events

Challenge events


If you want an excuse to get outdoors in 2018, then this is it. Enjoy a guided hike through the iconic Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk or travel south to spend seven days exploring Victoria's Great Ocean Road on foot.


Please see our What's on calendar for all upcoming events. 


Happy Feet Bushwalk, Sunshine Coast
24 & 25 March 2018


Join Diabetes Queensland and Bushwalking Queensland for the 2018 Happy Feet Bushwalk in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Hike 33.5km throughout the Blackall Range and experience magnificent views, waterfalls, creek crossings and tall, open eucalypt forests.


Whether you participate on your own, with a friend or bring the whole family, the Happy Feet Bushwalk guarantees to be a fun, challenging adventure.


If you are passionate about raising funds and awareness for diabetes (and you love the outdoors!), then join us for the 2018 Happy Feet Bushwalk.


Click here to download the Information Pack or email our fundraising team at for more information.


"I had such a great, enjoyable experience, you all were so lovely and made me, and my parents feel very welcome. I am definitely feeling the calves and hamstrings at the moment, but a very good sore."  ~ Kerrie Swindley, 2017 Happy Feet Bushwalk participant 


BVRT Trek 4 DQ

13 - 15 July 2018


This July, join Bushwalking Queensland and Friends of Brisbane Valley Rail Trail for a three-day challenge along the stunning Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.


There are three options for intrepid hikers to conquer:

  • a 15km walk - Fernvale to Pine Mountain (half-day).
  • a 25km walk - Lowood to Pine Mountain (full-day). 
  • a 100km walk - Moore to Pine Mountain (three-days).


With every step you take, you'll raise vital funds for Diabetes Queensland.


Email for the registration form. Early-bird discount registrations are available for a limited time.


Great Ocean Road Trek, Victoria
18 - 24 October 2018


Lace up your hiking boots and join us for this seven day, 100km trek along Victoria's Great Ocean Road Walk.


This iconic guided walk will see you start at Apollo Bay and lead you through lush national parks, and deserted beaches. It traverses breathtaking scenery replete with a rich history of shipwrecks and lighthouses, and abundant wildlife. Finish at one of Australia's greatest landmarks, the Twelve Apostles.


Challenge yourself - experience one of Australia's most spectacular stretches of coastline while supporting Queenslanders living with diabetes.


Click here to download the Information Pack or email our fundraising team at for more information.