The John Howard Walk Of Wonder: It's Real And You Can Do It Too

13/10/2015 11:45 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:50 PM AEST
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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 26: Australian Prime Minister John Howard takes an early morning walk along Riverside Drive on October 26, 2007 in Perth, Australia. The incumbent Australian Prime Australian is currently undertaking his federal election campaign attempting to win his fourth term in office at the election scheduled for November 24, 2007. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

CANBERRA -- Former Prime Minister John Howard is renowned for a quite a few things during his time in office, such as gun control, leadership and longevity.

Those a little physically closer to Howard, including his former bodyguards, can’t forget his fondness and aptitude for a good strong walk.

The national science and technology centre, Questacon, is celebrating the former Prime Minister’s enthusiastic daily pursuit with a science based, 'John Howard Walk of Wonder'.

Being launched today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the Walk of Wonder is a free smart phone app which points to 19 points of scientific interest hidden in gardens and national monuments around the Parliamentary Triangle in Canberra.

The audio tour is not actually given by Howard, rather it is a tribute to his commitment to Questacon, as a national scientific institution.

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