Nature Freedom

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Nature Freedom provides fun and inclusive nature experiences for young people (aged 12-35) of all abilities.

Nature Freedom was founded in 2017 by Mathew Townsend based on both his lived experience, and his belief there should be improved access and inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities and/or mental health issues to allow them to participate in nature-based activities and enhance their prospects of gaining meaningful and worthwhile employment.

Outdoor Adventure Activities

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Bushwalking
  • Team Building

Environmental Craft & Nature Workshops

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Get your hands dirty and experience nature with all your senses at our fun, educational and environmentally sustainable workshops.

Learn how to create, make, and grow with activities that include:

  • Frog Hotel
  • Beeswax Wraps
  • Nature Journal
  • Clay Painting
  • Growing foods and community gardens
  • Nature card making
  • Bird and mangrove walks

School Holiday Programs

Nature Freedom is also a provider for three local council school holiday programs:

  • Brisbane City Council’s Active & Healthy program
  • Logan Council’s KRANK school holiday program
  • Moreton’s Bay Council’s Healthy and Active Holiday program


Nature Freedom has a range of volunteering opportunities currently available or you can register your interest.

Find Out What’s On

You can check out their What’s On page or email them at [email protected]

If you know of any other inclusive outdoor activities, share them with us at [email protected]