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Walk

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 (392).

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.

Nine new walking trails in Anstey Hill Recreation Park, Park of the Month

Anstey Hill Recreation Park is National Parks SA’s Park of the Month for March. The park has recently been upgraded as part of a $10.4m plan to upgrade and develop more walking and cycling trails, public toilets, barbecue and picnic areas, and playgrounds in national parks close to the Adelaide metropolitan area. There are now […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News

News

Hiking Expo, Opening of the Bushwalking Season, 23 April 2017

Hiking Expo, Opening of the South Australian Bushwalking Season, 23 April 2017 at Belair National Park

Sunday 23rd April 2017 in Belair National Park. An expo to celebrate the start of the South Australian bushwalking season. With the arrival of cooler autumn weather, hiking is an ideal outdoor activity. South Australia's bushwalking clubs and Walking SA are coming together to celebrate the occasion with a unique day in Belair National Park.

Nine new walking trails in Anstey Hill Recreation Park, Park of the Month

Anstey Hill Recreation Park is National Parks SA’s Park of the Month for March. The park has recently been upgraded as part of a $10.4m plan to upgrade and develop more walking and cycling trails, public toilets, barbecue and picnic areas, and playgrounds in national parks close to the Adelaide metropolitan area. There are now […]

Advocating for Walking, March 2017 Update

Walking SA continues to represent our member clubs, organisations and individual members as well as the general walking community in matters regarding walkability of all aspects of the walking environment.

Proposed Adelaide 100 Walking Trail Progresses, March 2017 Update

Proposed Adelaide100 Trail Route

Walking SA continues to develop the unique Adelaide100 walking trail. We are currently finalising a budget to implement Stage 1 of our plan, and putting that together in a business plan, to seek funding support for the trail.

Study shows walking cuts hospital admissions for the over 55 population

The Medical Journal of Australia has published an important study demonstrating how walking cuts hospital admissions for the over 55 population. The study concludes that health interventions and urban design that encourages walking could have "a substantial effect on the need for hospital care and should be features of health policy".

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Events

Events

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

List your walking club’s events here too, it’s easy.

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

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 [...]

Heart Foundation Walking

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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).

Friends of the Heysen Trail

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

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.

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 [...]

Central Australian Bushwalking Club

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

Darwin Bushwalking Club

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

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]