People are being invited to learn about the history of the beautiful Gold Coast by strolling the newly-launched 10 kilometre Commonwealth Walkway.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and Deputy Mayor Donna Gates officially launched the walkway today, along with 1029 Hot Tomato’s Galey, Mal and Moyra (above) who participated in the walk, which starts at Southport Chambers on Nerang St and finishes at Evandale Council Chambers in Surfers Paradise.
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Mayor Tate says the Commonwealth Walkway offers an insight into the heritage of the Gold Coast, with everyone who participates encouraged to pick up and complete a passport.
“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,” Mayor Tate said.
“Each marker includes a piece of history on the city and inside the passport is a question about each location.
“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 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,” Mayor Tate said.
“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.
To get your free passport, click here.