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Half way! 600 km to go – Airlie Beach celebrates

Airlie Beach – 13th July. Celebrate June Norman’s and Reef Walks’ arrival to Airlie Beach. June and fellow Reef Walkers arrival to Airlie Beach will mark the halfway milestone of their epic 1200km journey to Save the Reef. Walk with … Continue reading

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Mt Inkerman

As we approached the campsite at Inkerman, a couple of walkers were tempted to climb Mt Inkerman. A steep 2km climb was a sharp culmination of a 20km hike. However views from the top made it worthwhile, as we could … Continue reading

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Overnight visit with Dominique and John

After an uneventful 20klms walk we arrived at Dominique and John’s small property where we were welcomed with a cup of tea then a walk around their place.  Dom is a bat rescue/carer, it was interesting to hear her stories … Continue reading

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Dominique joins the walk

  I walked through the Burdekin yesterday with June, Kerry, Rosalie and Nick whom I met the night before. Twenty-two kilometres, waow, I’ve never walked that far before!  Of course,  that is nothing compared to the distance these four walkers … Continue reading

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Last Minute better offer!!

While waiting at the support vehicle Nick met Lindy who had been to the Bob Irwin meeting earlier in the week. She invited us to stay with her and her husband David on her property just a few klms from … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Mary Who.

9am Thursday 27th and almost twenty people enjoyed breakfast at Mary Who Bookshop before 13 of us walked out of Townsville to Alligator Creek. The day was sunny but a cool breeze made it pleasant walking. It was so great … Continue reading

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Magnetic Island

After a successful evening with Bob Irwin at Reef Headquarters Rosalie, Nick, Nicole and Olive caught the ferry to Magnetic Island where we were met by Marie. Nicole and Olive left us to have their holiday and Rosalie, Nick and … Continue reading

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Townsville celebrates

Townsville came out to welcome and honour June and her fellow walkers to the capital of the north. A welcome party on The Strand, saw the Deputy Mayor, Verne Veitch, officially welcome June and commend the efforts that she was … Continue reading

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Fight for the reef with Bob Irwin and Australian Marine Conservation Society

Last night’s information session was part of Bob Irwin’s speaking tour, supported by the Australian Marine Conservation Society . Lots of people came and it was really informative. The scale of planned industrial developments in the reef is shocking. For the short term gain of … Continue reading

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Clandestine shady characters

The walkers left Mutarnee early on Friday morning 21st June, headed to Toomulla Beach. Meanwhile Premier Newman had heard that a clandestine group, an unholy alliance of non-government agencies were trying to shut down Queensland’s coal industry.

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Bluewater to Townsville

Nicole and Olive from Cairns re-joined us at Bluewater for the walk to outskirts of Townsville. A lovely sunny day and we were greeted and supported by many drivers. One car stopped by the road and a delightful couple from Bluewater … Continue reading

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Crystal Creek/ Mutarnee

After our visit to Rollingstone School this morning we visited Mutarnee School this afternoon. It was a beautiful little school with 13 pupils today. They were very interested in the Reefwalk and the details of how far we walked each … Continue reading

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Visit to Rollingstone Primary School

What a great morning we had visiting Rollingstone Primary School. The school has 70 students prep to year 7, in three classrooms. The first group, years 1,2,3 were well prepared for us and presented us with many cards of thanks. “Our … Continue reading

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New walker at Ingham

Hi I’m Rosalie. I joined the Reefwalk at Ingham Railway Station where I was met by June, Jane and Kerry waving Reefwalk flags. I knew straight away I was in for an exciting and inspiring 8 week journey, meeting people, sharing stories, … Continue reading

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Cardwell and Ingham we a picked up a hitch-hiker

While walking between Cardwell and Ingham we a picked up a hitch-hiker waiting patiently on the road verge after being hurled unceremoniously from a passing car window ….he’s a white tail rat native to the far north rainforest and told … Continue reading

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An oldie but a goodie – Tully and the Big Gumboot

Kerry, Daniel and myself spent a comfortable night at Feluga after a lovely meal with Judy and Pat then Daniel drove the support vehicle, stopping periodically so we could refill our water bottles and have lunch. It was the hottest … Continue reading

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Thanks Mission Beach..hello to 2 new walkers!

After a very busy but exciting few days in Mission Beach we walked out yesterday morning with nine supporters chanting and proudly carrying banners.

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Reefwalk 2013: Pigeons for the Reef, Babinda 4 June 2013

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It begins…80 days and 1200ks to stop coal and gas ports in the Reef!

Reef Walk 2013 launched today from Cairns, Queensland which included a ribbon cutting to see off the Brisbane great grandmother and community walkers as they walk to Save the Reef. The World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is under threat … Continue reading

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Launch of Reef Walk 2013

Celebrating the imminent start to Reef Walk 213 on the 1 June 2013, people gathered on Mothers Day in Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point Cliffs to launch the 77 day adventure walk from Cairns to Gladstone in Queensland. The crowd was front … Continue reading

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