Meet for a scenic walk from Kangaroo Point then up towards Southbank and then over the Goodwill Bridge then back around the back of Q.U.T. and then we always stop at the Jade Buddha for the $10 steak or $15 surf and turf meal AND THE FREE CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN. It is also HAPPY HOUR so beers and wine are $3.50 and cocktails $4.00!!!!
A $1 DONATION TO HELP PAY FOR THE MEETUP FEES IS REALLY APPRECIATED...SEE FURTHER INFO. BELOW....
After eating either catch the ferry directly back to Kangaroo Point - to where we started from (there is always plently of parking- you can usually find a spot near the terminal or near the Jazz Club) OR walk back over the Story Bridge - which is what we all usually do- dress for walking rather than eating as we are all VERY casual.
People can walk at whatever pace they want. It is friendly, relaxed and there is no pressure to power walk and FUR KIDS are always welcome too - but cannot come into the Jade Buddha of course. We stop at the beginning of the bridges that we cross so that slower walkers can catch up and we all can stay together. There is usually 25-30 people attending each Sunday.
IF YOU HAVE NO TIME TO RSVP THERE IS NO PROBLEM - JUST TURN UP - BUT PLEASE BE AWARE WE LEAVE EXACTLY AT 4 AND WE DON'T WAIT FOR ANYONE- NOT EVEN THE ORGANISERS- BECAUSE WE HAVE TO BE AT THE JADE AT 5 BECAUSE THEY STOP COOKING THE BBQ AFTER OUR GROUP HAS ARRIVED THERE.
We meet EVERY SUNDAY - no matter what the weather is like- we catch the ferry over to the Jade Buddah to eat and then back again even if it is raining!!! So you never have to worry if it is on or not!
YOU CAN COME JUST FOR THE JADE BUDDHA PART IF YOU WANT - we are there at 5 - WE ALWAYS HAVE TABLES BOOKED- NEAR WHERE WE THEY COOK THE BBQ AND THEY ARE BOOKED UNDER - 'MEET UP -WALKING GROUP'
IF YOU FEEL REALLY ENERGETIC YOU ARE WELCOME TO DO THE WALK TWICE WITH MARK - when he attends- nearly every week just come back to where we first met and do the walk again!!!! AND some people RUN over the Story Bridge on the way back!
ALSO, THERE IS A WALK EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AT 5.30 - THE THURSDAY WALK IS FOLLOWED BY A SENSATIONAL DINNER AT THE STORY BRIDGE HOTEL.
P.S. - PLEASE STAY ON THE WALKING PATH - NOT THE BIKE TRACK- it is painted on the ground and can be a bit confusing but once you get to the Q.U.T. side you don't have to worry about it. Also some people will be heading over to Casablancas at Paddington after the walk for some latin dancing too if you want to go along too!
We hope to see you there!
OUR WALK IS REALLY ABOUT BEING SOCIAL- WITH EXERCISE AS A BONUS IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE LACKING A BIT OF MOTIVATION - THINK OF THESE 'EXERCISE FACTS' LISTED BELOW......
Regular exercise at the correct intensity can:
. Significantly improve OVERALL health
. Reduce the risk of HEART DISEASE by 40%
. Lower the risk of STROKE by 27%
. Reduce the incidence of HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE by almost 50%
. Reduce the incidence of DIABETES by almost 50%
. Reduce the mortality and the risk of recurrent BREAST CANCER by almost 50%
. Lower the risk of COLON CANCER by 60%
. Reduce the risk of developing ALXEHEIMER'S DISEASE by one third
. Decrease DEPRESSION as effectively as medications or behavoural therapy
and remember (for extra motivation to come along)- the GREAT FOOD (especially the FREE chocolate fountain) and CHEAP DRINKS at the Jade too!!!!!
IF YOU DECIDE TO NOT WALK ALL THE WAY AROUND THE FREE CITY CAT HOPPERS GO BACK TO HOLMAN STREET (FROM RIGHT OUTSIDE THE JADE) AT 7 MINUTES PAST THE HOUR AND 37 MINUTES PAST THE HOUR. SO YOU CAN JUST EAT THEN JUMP ON THE FERRY IF YOU WANT!