Find a Place to WalkFind 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.
Walking GuidesFind walking guides: books, magazines, smartphone apps, websites and maps that feature walks around South Australia. This makes it easier for you to find places to hike near you.
Find a Walking ClubFinding 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
Walktober 2016 Initiative Funded
We've been successful in receiving funding from the office of Recreation and Sport for our Walktober 2016 initiative. This is a significant opportunity for Walking SA’s members to promote walking in their club or organisation as well as reach out to the walking community at large to promote our vision of more people walking more often. Over the next few months we will be establishing a program for Walktober 2016 and we are actively seeking involvement from all our members to be part of it.
Inaugural Walking SA Awards
Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, walking clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism. At Walking SA we believe that it’s about time they were recognised. Walking SA is initiating annual awards to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout SA. If you know of someone who should be considered for an award in 2016 please do consider nominating them.
Launch of two walking trails: the Sanderston Trail and Barbara Hardy Walking Trail
During August 2016 two new walking trails are being officially opened. The Lavender Federation spur trail, the Sanderston Trail, at Saunders Gorge Sanctuary on Sunday 21st August 2016, and the Barbara Hardy Walking Trail at Hiltaba Nature Reserve on Friday 26th August 2016.
15 New Find a Place to Walk Entries
In recent months we've listed 15 new walks in our Find a Place to Walk directory, including the Ridge Trail in Mount George, Forest Circuit Walk at Stringybark, Mount Brown Summit Hike, Boat Harbor Hike, Deep Creek and Hardys Scrub Hike, near Onkaparinga Gorge.
Adelaide 100, July 2016 Update
Walking SA has a vision for the establishment of Adelaide100 initiated by passionate Board Member Jim McLean. Adelaide is renowned for its beautiful parks and reserves that encircle our city, enhance our suburbs, thread along our coast and feature throughout the hills. Our landscape, and nature reserves coupled with a favourable climate and fantastic food and wine make Adelaide one of the most liveable places in the world. There is no other city in the world with a signposted loop trail that traverses city, coast, bush and suburbs, incorporates shorter or longer walks, provides accommodation, food, historical and cultural information and links up and promotes other trails. The Adelaide100 will link up existing infrastructure, creating short distance links and trail loops to create a 100km network.