THE Gold Coast’s Commonwealth Walkway is now complete after the final piece of the puzzle was unveiled in front of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwell at Broadbeach.
Mayor Tom Tate and Mayoress Ruth Tate presented the final marker to the royal couple at Kurrawa Beach on Thursday.
The Gold Coast is the first Australian city to open a Commonwealth Walkway, which stretches 10 kilometres form Southport Chamber, to our new Home Of The Arts (HOTA) precinct and City Chamber.
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Residents and visitors can enjoy the walkway, taking in sights including Captain James Cook Memorial, ANZAC Park, Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Chevron Island Bridge and St Margaret’s Chapel.
The walkway is an insightful and scenic discovery trail, with walkers encouraged to complete a passport along the way, based on 37 bronze markers located along sections of the walk.
Each marker includes a piece of history about the city, or marks a place of interest. Inside the passport is a question about each location.
More than 100 walkways are planned across Commonwealth countries with only six completed – Malta, Canada, New Zealand, Ascension, Scotland and now Australia.
The walkway was created in partnership with The Outdoor Trust, an organisation that delivered similar walkway projects across the world.
The walks are based on the Queen’s Walkway in Windsor, opened in 2016, to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s reign.
“This is a lasting legacy of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and offers an insight into the story of our modern city,’’ said Mayor Tate.