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

March 2018


The Diabetes Queensland Happy feet Bushwalk is a charity event to support Queenslanders living with diabetes.


In March 2018, Diabetes Queensland will be heading to the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland and we would love you to join us.


This picturesque bushwalk is a fantastic starting point if you are thinking about taking on a harder trek or would like to improve your fitness.


Registrations for the Happy Feet Bushwalk 2018 will be open soon.


If you would like to receive information about early bird entry, please email



Great Ocean Road Trek, Victoria

October 2018


Join us for this seven day (Thursday 18 to Wednesday 24 October 2018.),100km trek along Victoria's Great Ocean Road Walk.


Lace up your hiking boots and explore the diverse and inspiring landscapes of Victoria's rugged coast.


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. 


Registrations for the Great Ocean Road Trek 2018 open shortly. Click here for more details or email if you would like to receive an information pack.



Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2017 Happy Feet Bushwalk.


On 18 March 2017, Diabetes Queensland joined forces with Bushwalking Queensland to in a hike along the 12km Box Forest Circuit in the Lamington National Park.


Team Diabetes Queensland raised over $6,000 for Queenslanders living with diabetes. Team KJ was the top fundraising team and the highest individual fundraiser was Kerrie Swindley.


Fourteen supporters took part; some with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, while others were family and friends of people living with all types of the condition.


The hikers crossed waterfalls and battled leeches and mud. They encouraged one another to reach the end, and shared what diabetes meant to them. It was an incredibly supportive experience.


"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 




Call 1800 177 055 or email for more information about our Challenge events.


*Adventures have a travel cost component and each participant needs to meet a minimum fundraising target.

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