Who doesn’t enjoy a morning or afternoon stroll? Walking can be a fantastic way to keep healthy and improve your quality of life. If you’re a person who loves to experience the outdoors on your walk, instead of adding hours on the treadmill, this list may help.
We at BodyViva are longtime locals of the Springwood and Rochedale South areas and we have spent our time adventuring through the Logan suburbs to find some of the most unique nature experiences and parks just minutes from suburbia.
Here are our favourite walking spots around Springwood and the Logan area:
Conveniently located just two minutes from the Springwood town centre and 20 minutes south of Brisbane, the Springwood Conservation Park offers a short walking circuit through lush greenery and sky-reaching trees.
The popular walking spot is a 1km track which goes over the sloping highs and lows of the landscape. The park is a reformed quarry and now homes a range of natural plants and animals.
The small track is perfect for all fitness levels and makes for an ideal outing for exercise or to just soak in nature.
Discover one of the most unique wetlands in Queensland. The 80 hectares include several picnic areas; a variety of native Australian animals; one hundred nesting boxes for birds, possums and gliders; and more than 400,000 types of native plants.
The wetlands were human-made; it was once a sand mine before World War 1 and was abandoned for years. The mine site was purchased by Logan City Council in 2003 and rehabilitated to become the gorgeous location it is today.
Use the easy-grade walking circuits, pram and wheelchair friendly paths and boardwalks to travel across lakes, billabongs and through the surrounding forests.
There are a few options to make people of all fitness levels happy. The tracks vary from the 600m Billabong Outlook Circuit, the 900m Wetland Outlook Circuit, the 2.8km Greater Wetland Walk and more. There is a total of 8.5km of walkways and bike tracks around the wetlands.
Traverse 500 hectares of forest populated by native Australian trees and plants by foot, bike or even horseback. The park is a natural habitat for koalas and wallabies. If you keep your eyes peeled, you’re likely to catch a look at one in its natural habitat. If you weren’t lucky enough to spot one of the sleepy marsupials, stop by the Daisy Hill Koala Centre and get a guaranteed look at a koala bear.
The park offers two walking-only tracks, one 400m and one 800m. For people chasing more of a trek, there are shared trails which can range from one kilometre to as long as nine kilometres. These trails are open for cyclists, horse riders and hikers, so be mindful of your surroundings. Dogs on leashes are also permitted on the shared trail.
For cyclists who want to avoid others, there are several mountain biking tracks of varying intensities to test out.
Not feeling the ruggedness of the other parks? Well, the manicured landscape of Underwood Park may be the getaway you need. Marvel at the stunning landscaping and architecture of the park’s many attractions. From the man-made island in the lagoon to the stone and hardwood amphitheatre and the awe-inspiring FUNderwood Hollow Playground; everything about this park is unique.
The walking tracks may not be as long as the other options, but there is enough to stretch your legs for the afternoon.
Walking is an easy and cheap way to stay active no matter your fitness level. If you’re struggling to find ways to stay active or feel discomfort or pain while doing simple tasks like walking, you may need help from a body specialist. At BodyViva, our focus is to help you perform at your best no matter your age or exercise level. We have a range of services available under the one roof to make your life a little easier. Get in touch today to find out more about how our team can help you reach peak performance!