Step by step, discover our city: the Commonwealth Walkway challenge

28 September 2017

You’re invited on a walking trail that tells some fascinating tales of our city.

The 10 kilometre Commonwealth Walkway offers an insight into the heritage of the Gold Coast, starting at Southport Chambers, Nerang St and finishing at Evandale Council Chambers.

Mayor Tom Tate participated in the walkway today, along with Deputy Mayor Donna Gates, Junior Council members, Destination Gold Coast staff and other community members.   

“The walkway is really a historic and scenic discovery trail, with walkers encouraged to complete a passport along the way, based on 37 bronze markers posted along sections of the walk.

“Each marker includes a piece of history on the city and inside the passport is a question about each location,” said Mayor Tate.

“Once you’ve answered all the questions, you present your completed passport at our Customer Service Centre and you’ll receive a Commonwealth Walkway Certificate of Achievement.”

The Commonwealth Walkway is a lasting legacy of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and one of 100 walkways across the Commonwealth. 

“This walkway promotes pride in the city as well as offering a challenging way to learn about the history of the Gold Coast,” said Mayor Tate.

“For many years to come, people of all ages will enjoy the Commonwealth Walkway at their own pace and experience some of the iconic locations in our city.”

Highlights of the walkway include the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, the Stafford bikini sign, the Les Rogers Memorial Sanctuary, Chevron Island Bridge and St Margaret’s Chapel.

The walkway is the first of its kind outside the UK and was created in partnership by the City of Gold Coast and The Outdoor Trust, who have delivered similar walkway projects across the world, based on the Queen’s Walkway in Windsor, opened in 2016 to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

To get your free passport, visit any of our Customer Service Centres or you can download it at: www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/walkway

 

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