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The Goat Farm Trail Club

Helping Locals to Southeast Queensland experience the beauty hidden in their backyard. This service is for individuals and families of all skill levels that allows you to get out in nature and experience the power of adventure and social connection!

 

 I am using my experience and knowledge in adventure to help bring people together to create meaning and purpose in their lives.

 

We can't wait to see you at the next outing! Have a look at the dates then click below to become a member and get a ticket to the next event.

View our Current series and details by clicking below!

 

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Upcoming Events

  • The Gold Coast Hinterland Greater Walk 2.0
    The Gold Coast Hinterland Greater Walk 2.0
    Fri, Jun 07
    O'Reilly Campground
    Jun 07, 2024, 5:00 p.m. – Jun 10, 2024, 8:00 a.m.
    O'Reilly Campground, 852 Lamington National Park Rd, O'Reilly QLD 4275, Australia
    You've probably heard of the Gold Coast Hinterland Great walk before, and if you haven't perfect. Your experienced guide and hiker Quinton is about to take you on an amazing adventure through lamington national park along the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk covering 52kms of terrain.

The Power of Social Connection

We are holding these free community hikes to illustrate the power of social connection, and here are just some of the benefits.

  1. Improved mental health: Social connection is essential for our mental well-being. Humans are social creatures, and our brains are wired to seek out social interaction. A lack of social connection can lead to feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression. On the other hand, social support can help us manage stress, boost our self-esteem, and increase our resilience.

  2. Enhanced physical health: Studies have shown that social isolation can have negative effects on physical health. For example, it has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and other chronic illnesses. In contrast, strong social connections have been associated with better immune function and a lower risk of premature death.

  3. Increased happiness: Having strong social connections can contribute to our overall sense of happiness and well-being. Research has shown that people with more social connections tend to be happier than those with fewer connections.

  4. Improved cognitive function: Social connection has also been linked to better cognitive function in older adults. Studies have found that social interaction can help improve memory, attention, and executive function.

  5. Greater sense of purpose: Social connection can also help us feel a greater sense of purpose in our lives. When we feel connected to others and part of a larger community, we may be more likely to engage in activities that are meaningful and fulfilling.

In summary, social connection is crucial for our overall health and well-being. It can help us feel happier, healthier, and more fulfilled in our lives. We hope you will join us!

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