Varsity Central Walking Tour


Free, bookings required |   Recommended age: 16+

See Varsity Lakes through a new lens on this special walking tour with Amy Degenhart and Martyn Shedd of degenhartSHEDD.

“Through attention to detail and sensitivity to people’s needs, Varsity Lakes has become more than just a residential development. It’s a vibrant community that gives its people a wonderful environment in which to live, work and play; a model for future such projects throughout Queensland and elsewhere.” – The Hon Anna Bligh, Former Premier of Queensland

Come and see the heart of the Varsity Lakes project – including some of its innovative affordable housing models – through the eyes of an urban designer, project manager, community organisation directors, architect and long-term resident on a walking tour that will provide a new perspective on this international award-winning master planned community.

In this Varsity Central tour, we will visit some of the first small freehold terrace lots in Queensland (5m x 25m), famous laneways, creative public/private interfaces, funky warehouse districts, sohos, shoptops, and much more. Join us to hear some new stories of this established and well-loved community.

Key information:

  • As a walking tour, a moderate level of fitness is required
  • Approximate duration two hours
  • Meeting point below the clock tower at Market Square (outside 235 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes)
  • Participants should bring water and wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes (or wheels) for walking
  • Bookings required
Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Open House proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our events are held, the Kombumerri and Yugambeh Language Group families of the Gold Coast. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters, wildlife and extended communities throughout South East Queensland.

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