Hiking the Camino For Brisbane

By Carolin Schroeter

Help Me Support People & Brisbane Impacted By The Floods

Hi guys, 

I'm fundraising to help the people impacted by the devastating floods in Australia. Queensland, Brisbane and New South Wales have been particularly hit hard by increased rainfall in early 2022. The rain is coming back now along with the danger of another flooding. 

Why am I Doing This: Brisbane has been my "home away from home" during my Australia trip in 2020 (which was shortened due to Covid). I flew out solo to the other side of the world without knowing anyone. However, Brisbane and its people have been extremely kind to me and welcomed me. It breaks my heart to see the city now struggling and broken. Communities have been devastated, lives have been lost, and thousands of people have been displaced and left with nothing. Recovery is going to take a long time. Since I can't be local to help, I hope I can do so with a donation from afar instead. 

What Will I Do: I'll return to the Camino de Santiago for a second hike. I'll be walking 260km on the Portuguese Camino (Porto to Santiago de Compostela) to raise awareness for the cause and hope to reach my target of £500 / $1000 (AUS). You can follow along on my Twitter @SoloTravelStory for daily updates. 

The Donations Will Go To: Donations will go to GIVIT’s Storms and Flooding Appeal, and will be used to purchase essential items and services for those affected. 100% of publicly donated money received by GIVIT for the Storms and Flooding Appeal is used to buy exactly what’s needed, when it’s needed. Where possible, GIVIT buys locally to support the economic recovery of impacted regions.

GIVIT is working with the Queensland and New South Wales Governments, as well as support organisations, charities, outreach teams and community groups to identify exactly what’s needed to help people recover.

Thank You for your help, which is greatly appreciated!


Thank you to my Sponsors


Petra Schroeter

Dear Carolin, it is an amazing thing! I am so really proud on you and know, you will made it! all the best to you Petra



Loving your photos on Twitter. I feel like you're taking us along with you.


Chris @ Duckwyn

You're doing great! Thanks for the inspiration.


Peggy Zipperer


Peter De Bie

Best of luck with the challenge


John Quinn



An amazing challenge for a great cause! Hope you have fun doing it too!


Chris @ Duckwyn

Great work Carolin! I’m looking forward to following along as you do your hike.


Adam Holley

An incredible cause and challenge. Good luck with the remainder of your journey and I'll continue to follow on Twitter.


Caroline Rowe (pack The Suitcases)

Go, Carolin! Hope you're having a good time and for a good cause :) xx


David Chung

All the best!



Good luck with the walk, and for a great cause! Brisbane was my home for a time too and it was awful watching what was happening. Clazz x