In Queensland we are lucky enough to have some of the most sought after natural spaces, with tourists travelling from all over the world to experience the outdoor environments and lifestyles that we have on offer. QORF wants the Outdoor-tober campaign to excite people and give them a reason to seek adventure in nature.
Experiences in the outdoors challenge us, take us away from the digital clutter of modern life and provide us with opportunities to share experiences and make memories with our families and friends. QORF’s Active Outdoors Expo was a prime example of the potential of outdoor recreation to bring balance and value to our lives. This annual event brought together a range of outdoor providers who offered free activities for the community and provided an information hub for people looking for something new to do in the outdoors. The 2000 people who attended tried orienteering, climbing, croquet, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, tasted freshly cooked damper, found new places to get outdoors, and new activities to try.
QORF CEO, Donna Little, pointed out that “fun stuff happens outdoors. Life is better when we take the time to be in, and engage with, the great outdoors. We see Expo and Outdoor-tober as a great excuse for people to break away from the stresses of everyday life, to find new ways to have fun, share with others and to really feel alive.”
If you missed the Active Outdoors Expo, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved in the outdoors this October, check out events and activities at www.outdoortober.com
Now, it’s over to you, Queenslanders from the north, south, east and west, to commit to be part of Outdoor-tober too.
This week’s highlights (8th – 14th October 2012) include:
• The Great Aussie Camp Out
• Kindilan Family Adventure Fun Day
• 96Five & Swap It Family Fun Day
• Happy Apple Resort – Bonfire
• StreetWise Skateboarding Workshops
• Cave tours at Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park
You can find more details on outdoor events happening around the state on the Outdoor-tober website: www.outdoortober.com.
If you are planning a private event like Cory’s City Cycle ride, we would love you to share the experience and help motivate others to get involved. You will find an option on the website to share this information with us.
For further information, media or sponsorship enquiries, contact the QORF office:
Donna Little, CEO, (07) 3369 9455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about Outdoor-tober here: http://youtu.be/