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Recreation

There are recreation options to suit many different interests and needs.

Outdoor Directory

Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation lists a range of organisations that run outdoor activities, including climbing and abseiling, aerosports, boating and sailing, canoeing and kayaking, diving, bushwalking, rafting, horse riding and orienteering among others.

You can also use the directory to find information about outdoor recreation facilities, including:

  • Kindilan: an education and conference centre owned by Girl Guides Queensland
  • Ewen Maddock Dam Camp: a complex in the Sunshine Coast hinterland offering adventure group programs.

Other listings include:

Recreation programs for people with a disability

  • Aquatic Participation Fun Days run by Swimming Queesland give people with a disability the opportunity to enjoy fun, safe water activities. They also provide information sessions for teachers and others who work with student swimmers with disability.
  • recUnlimited program is run by Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association to give members a chance to try a range of different activities.
  • Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) encourage participation in sporting, recreation, culture and welfare programs. They have clubs around Queensland that offer affordable activities for all ages.
  • Riding for the Disabled (RDA) provides sporting and therapeutic equestrian programs for people with a disability and volunteers in centres across Queensland.
  • Sailability Queensland provides sailing opportunities for people with a disability.
  • Girl Guides welcomes girls of all abilities to participate in its inclusive or disability-specific programs.
  • Scouts encourages the development of all young people.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award and Bridge Award programs promote challenge, adventure and achievement for young people.
  • Cerebral Palsy League (CPL) offer a recreation and leisure program at Capalaba in South-East Queensland.

Further information

Check out My Community Directory to find other community organisations with recreation programs to suit you.

Adventure holidays

Sunrise at Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast hinterland, with the brilliance of the sun offset by trees and rolling valleys in the distance.

The Community Living Program in Brisbane supports an adventure holiday group. Members include a mixture of people with intellectual disability, community members and volunteers.

Equipment to help you participate

LifeTec provides information about specialised equipment to help people participate in recreation and leisure activities. They also have fact sheets on a wide range of topics relating to assistive technology. Contact LifeTec for more information.

Do you love walking?

If you love walking, you might be interested in discovering some of the Great Walks of Queensland, which include easier and more challenging walks that take in diverse and dramatic scenery ranging from rainforests to beaches and clear lagoons.

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Last updated:
1 September 2016
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