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Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest FREE walking network. It is a social, fun and easy way for people to walk and be active.

With more than one in four Australian adults (5.76 million people) doing very little or no exercise at all, Heart Foundation Walking is a great way to help people increase their physical activity.

Heart Foundation Walking is designed to help people enjoy regular physical activity. Although we encourage everyone to walk on a regular basis, we’ve designed Heart Foundation Walking to be a group program ie walking in a community groups or part of a virtual group because walking in an organised group gives extra benefits.

Over the past 20 years more than 75,000 Australians have participated in a Heart Foundation Walking group.

The benefits of walking

Being active on a regular basis is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and walking is a great way to look after your heart health. Regular physical activity helps:

  • reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke
  • manage weight, blood pressure and cholesterol
  • prevent and control diabetes
  • reduce your risk of developing some cancers
  • maintain your bone density, reducing your risk of osteoporosis and fractures
  • improve balance and coordination, reducing your risk of falls and other injuries.

It also helps you feel stronger, more energetic and happier and improves your overall quality and enjoyment of life.

If you wish to discuss your health issues or have any health questions, please call our free Health Information Service on 1300 36 27 87 and speak with one of our qualified health professionals.

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Group Meeting Point Contact Times
Shoal Bay Strollers Shoal Bay Foreshore



Tuesday & Friday


Tilli Trekkers Tilligerry RSL


0432 574 830

Tuesday & Thursday


Salt Ash Strollers Salt Ash Community Centre


0423 006 198

Sunday, Tuesday,

Wednesday & Thursday


Birubi Walkers Various


0403 774 367



Karuah Walking Group Longworth Park


0405 098 010

Monday, Wednesday & Friday




Port Stephens NSW