Thursday, September 7, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Calling All Kids! Get Active With Happy Hike

Perfectly aligned with Queensland Mental Health Week, Healthy Kids Project will be hosting their inaugural Happy Hike early next month.

No matter age, ability, or experience, the Happy Hike encourages everyone in the family to take on one of two hikes in Airlie Beach, in order to promote positive mental and physical wellbeing.

Hikers can complete the Airlie Creek Hike, a short 850 metre track which winds through the hills of Airlie Beach, offering some of the best views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands, and only taking about one hour to complete.

For more seasoned hikers, Honeyeater Lookout is an eight-kilometre walk, with picturesque views overlooking Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays, and only taking about three hours to complete.

“This will be our second hike of the year, but the first Happy Hike, tied with mental health organisations,” explained Tim Oberg, organiser of Happy Hike.

“We plan to make Happy Hike an annual event and spread the concept out across Queensland and across Australia.”

“The Happy Hike works within our four pillars of health, Move, Eat, Feel, and Rest. We know that being in nature and being active in nature is some of the best things to do for our health.”

To learn more about the Healthy Kids Project, or the Happy Hike, visit

WHAT: Happy Hike Airlie Beach

WHERE: Café On 3 is the Meeting Place

WHEN: Sunday October 8, from 8.30am

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