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Find a Place to Walk

Find a place to walk, hike or bushwalk, whether it be a 1 hour walk near home with your dog, a half day hike in a park, or a longer trail in one of South Australia’s national parks.

We've short listed some of the best walks below, or view all walks (336).

10 Great Bushwalks Accessible by Public Transport

Although so many bushwalks are best accessed by car, there are plenty of great hikes accessible by Adelaide Metro bus and train. Here's a list of 10 hikes.

8 Ways to Hike Up Mt Lofty

The well-known and popular Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty summit hike is good, but there are 7 other ways to hike up to the summit of Mt Lofty, outlined below. Some are gentler, some just as steep. Expect to see less people but more koalas and kangaroos.

Bushwalks Close to the City for Evening Walks

Now that daylight savings has started, short after-work bushwalks are a good evening activity. We've compiled a list of short hikes which are close to Adelaide.

Best Waterfall Hikes in South Australia

South Australia is a dry place, but there are still plenty of waterfalls. We've listed some of the best ones to access on hikes.

17 Short Walks on the Heysen Trail

The Heysen Trail stretches 1,200km from Cape Jervis to the Flinders Ranges. We've listed some of the great short hikes you can walk along the Heysen Trail, ranging from a few hours to a full day.

Best Lookouts on Hikes in SA

We’ve shortlisted some of the best hikes to take in views from lookouts. Hikes are a great way to grab some nature time, and lookouts are a great opportunity to pause and take life in.

7 Great Hikes for Warm Days

Warmer days don't necessarily mean there are no opportunities for walking. Why not try one of these seven shorter hikes, and start off early in the morning.

Best Walks for Kids under 7

There's plenty of short hikes that are great for kids under 7, with opportunities to explore nature and see wildlife.

Best Hikes to See Wildlife in SA

Go for a hike is a great way to see wildlife in their native environment. We've outlined some of the best hikes to see different wildlife.

12 Great Walks for Kids

There are some great trails and areas for children to explore on foot. We've shortlisted 12, suitable for children of different ages.

Best Walks for Kids 7-12yo

There are loads of great hikes around South Australia for kids aged 7 to 12, with opportunities to explore rock formations, big trees, caves, creeks, waterfalls and see wildlife. We've listed some of the best ones below.

Walk the trails from Sunday’s Trails Less Travelled, Hike Mt Lofty from a different direction event

You can walk the trails from Sunday's Trails Less Travelled event yourself anytime. We've outlined the best ones below with maps and details.

20 Best Walks with Dogs in Adelaide

We know that having a dog encourages you to walk more, and that there are numerous health benefits to dog walking. We've short listed the best walks in Adelaide to walk your dog.

News

News

April 2017 Event: Opening of the Bushwalking Season 2017

Save the date, Opening of the Bushwalking Season 2017

Save the Date - Sunday 23rd April 2017. Walking SA is working with representatives of our member clubs and organisations in planning an event to celebrate bushwalking and the opening of the Bushwalking Season 2017. The event will be close to Adelaide and feature an expo of walking clubs and outdoor retailers, with numerous come-and-try bushwalks in a nearby national park ranging from 30mins to 3 hours.

Advocacy for Walking update

Over the last two months Walking SA has been engaged with over 9 councils and bodies representing the walking community.

Wirraparinga Trails Project

An essentially no-through stick-to-the-road creek walk is being expanded as a recreational and heritage trail into the extensive Springwood Park and linking walking routes with Brownhill Creek, the Yurebilla Trail and Carrick Hill. The land owner was conducive to making strategic parts of his property publicly accessible.

An essentially no-through stick-to-the-road creek walk is being expanded as a recreational and heritage trail into the extensive Springwood Park and linking walking routes with Brownhill Creek, the Yurebilla Trail and Carrick Hill. The land owner was conducive to making strategic parts of his property publicly accessible.

Bushwalking Australia 2016 Hobart Conference

Walking SA participated in the recent Bushwalking Australia conference held in Hobart. Of significant interest was the new insurance arrangements and the ongoing development of the Australian Adventure Activity Standards.

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Events

Events

A selection of upcoming walks that our member clubs are running, and public walk events.

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Walking Clubs

Find a Walking Club

Finding a new place to go for a bushwalk and friends to go with is easy with a club. It’s also a great way to try out hiking, and meet others keen for walking.

Search through our list of 20 member walking clubs, offering a range of walking types:

  • walks of a few hours
  • 3-4 hour hikes
  • full days bushwalks
  • multi-day hikes camping along the way overnight

Goannas Walking Group

Thursday walks starting starting at 9.30a.m. in winter (usually in the Adelaide Hills) and 8.00a.m. in summer (usually on the plains or the beach).

Mid North Branch, Friends of the Heysen Trail

A branch of the Friends of the Heysen Trail, in the Mid North, which conducts a walking program. They also maintain a lengthy section of the Heysen Trail between Logans Gap [...]

WEA Ramblers Bushwalking Club

Hiking areas are mainly in the conservation parks within a radius of 30 km of Adelaide, but a few more distant places are occasionally visited. Walking distance is usually [...]

Skyline Walkers

Skyline Walkers is a walking club that meets at different locations on Saturday mornings at 9am. Each walk, led by club members, has two levels and takes approximately 2 to 3 [...]

Keep Walking

Walks six days of the week in parks and reserves of greater metropolitan Adelaide. Sometimes a series of walks in a country area such as the Flinders Ranges or Kangaroo [...]

Retired Teachers Association Walking Group

A group of 60 or so retired teachers living in the Adelaide area, running four grades of walk, each once or twice a month, on Wednesday or Thursday mornings between February [...]

Heart Foundation Walking

Network of free community-based walking groups, with walks from 30 minutes to several hours.

Friends of the Heysen Trail

Hike the entire Heysen Trail in a six-year end-to-end program, also half/full day walks elsewhere.

ARPA Bushwalkers

The ARPA Bushwalkers is an activity sub-group of the ARPA Active over 50s Association (SA) Inc. Each month the Bushwalkers organise over twenty day walks in and around [...]

Gawler Bushwalkers

Day walk program from April through to early November, 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month. Meet at Fasta Pasta Car park, Lyndoch Road. 8.00 am. Also base camping hiking [...]

Kangaroo Island Walking Club

Coastal and inland day walks monthly in various areas of Kangaroo Island. Walks are graded for high (A Grade), moderate (B Grade), and easy (C Grade) levels of fitness.

Central Australian Bushwalking Club

The Central Australian Bushwalkers, based in Alice Springs, explore the central desert rangelands including the East and West MacDonnell Ranges.

Adelaide Happy Wanderers

A range of different all day walks on the first Sunday each month. The walks are provided for gay, lesbian and interested walkers.

Darwin Bushwalking Club

Bushwalking day/overnight including walks in Kakadu/Litchfield National Parks and beyond.

Adelaide Bushwalkers

Adelaide Bushwalkers is a hiking club enjoying multi-day hikes carrying packs & camping, day walks, kayaking, cycling and other activities, near Adelaide, South Australia [...]

St Agnes Bushwalking & Natural History Club

Bushwalking, family camps, backpack camps, club meeting. Bushwalks – full day, half day, family groups. Education about and maintenance of the natural environment. Our [...]