Walk in Wings Friday 11th October 2024

3km accessible loop along the Noosa River on Gympie Terrace

Registration from 6am and walk with us from 6.30am. Organise a team of 4 to 10 members and vie for amazing prizes while supporting our amazing community!

Over 4 million people in Australia have disability.

That’s 1 in 5 people!

Walk in Wings by Sunshine Butterflies proudly brought to you by Herbalife, is an all-inclusive walk to celebrate our community.

Our Vision

Friday 11th October 2024 we will be holding our annual Walk in Wings.

This event is designed to promote whole community inclusivity and will unite schools, community & sporting groups, businesses and the general public from all walks of life.

Walkers will create a kaleidoscope of colour as they embrace the playfulness of life & importance of creating an all-inclusive community in their colourful butterfly wings or in purple.

We invite you to join us in breaking down barriers and elevating awareness of our neighbours and friends with disability.

Together we can create an inclusive and accepting community for all.

Our Mission

One of the first barriers that people with disability face are the attitudes and mindset of others.

These barriers include stereotyping and usually assuming that people with disability have a poor and unhealthy quality of life. This is usually because of a lack of community understanding. Yet, in reality, people with disability are like everyone else, we all have our strengths and our weaknesses.

Walk in Wings focuses on creating community awareness and celebrating the wonderful differences that each and every one of us has.

Walk in Wings is an annual event that brings the community together to break down the social and physical barriers that people with disability face daily.

Together, let’s ‘Walk in Wings’ and create awareness of and celebrate people with disability in the community.

‘‘ Herbalife is proud to be involved in Walk in Wings and to see first-hand the amazing work Sunshine Butterflies do in supporting individuals with disabilities. To be a part of such a wonderful event and see the community gather and make such a positive impact in helping to create an all-inclusive community is a real privilege. ’’


Join us on Friday 11th October 2024

This event brings the community together by focusing on creating community awareness and celebrating the wonderful differences that each and every one of us has.

Get your business, community group, friends and family together, register as a group and wear your best wings or purple and help us create a kaleidoscope of colour to celebrate this all-inclusive community event.

Lots of giveaways and prizes to be won on the day!

Most Unique Wings proudly sponsored by Vanilla Mozi

Most Colourful Wings proudly sponsored by Palm Noosa

Biggest Wings proudly sponsored by Ikatan Day Spa

Smallest Wings proudly sponsored by

Best Dressed Kid proudly sponsored by

Best Duo proudly sponsored by HRM

Best Dressed Dog and Most Colourful Dog proudly sponsored by Westfund Health Insurance

Best Dressed Group proudly sponsored by Pelican Boat Hire

Carers Award proudly sponsored by Wellways Australia Carer Gateway

 Lucky Door Prize proudly sponsored by Catalina Noosa

 Come and enjoy some entertainment by Sunshine Butterflies members and our MC, ‘Nugget’ from 91.1 Hot FM with Sam & Ash broadcasting live on the day.

Register before 12pm Wednesday 9th October and you could win one of our amazing prizes!

  • Staycation - 1 night stay in a two bedroom luxury apartment including buffet breakfast thanks to RACV Noosa Resort
  • Adventure - Hot Air Balloon ride for 2 including full breakfast thanks to HRM

Our lucky winners will be announced on stage at the walk.

A free bus service will be available to pick up walkers based in and around Maroochydore with a Kinetic bus departing from HomeCo Sunshine Coast at the bus stop near Super Cheap departing at 5.30am and dropping back after 8.30am. Please register and then contact [email protected] to reserve your seat on the bus.

Together, let’s Walk in Wings and create awareness and celebrate our community.

‘‘ We create the Walk in Wings event to ensure people with disability feel included with the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our community. Each year the event gets bigger and bigger and we are aiming to have hundreds of people to don some purple, wear their wings and join us to celebrate diversity and inclusion. ’’

Leanne Walsh Sunshine Butterflies Founder and CEO.

2024 Sponsors

Sponsors and Partners join in all the fun at our Walk in Wings.

If you are interested in partnering, sponsoring or supporting us in another way in 2024 find out more by contacting us.

Heather Anderson: [email protected]

‘‘ Connection with community is so important to us at Ethical brand Co, and there’s no better example of positive community spirit than Sunshine Butterflies annual Walk In Wings. Partnering with Walk in Wings helped to strengthen our bond with our local community. Our team were overjoyed by the sense of connection, and the joyous positivity of helping to shine a light on the importance of inclusivity. We look forward to partnering with Sunshine Butterflies Walk In Wings for many more years to come. ’’

Alexis Johns Ethical Brand Co

‘‘ Walk in Wings breaks down barriers and creates awareness of our neighbours and friends living with disability ’’

Chris Kerrisk Cerge