#walktoberSA

#walktoberSA

During the month of October we're celebrating walking with #walktoberSA.

October is ideal for walking – the temperatures are mild and the evenings are getting longer.

Find a place to walk. We've short listed some of the best walks.

Share your “view from my walk” photo via social media using the hashtag: #walktoberSA

Join a walking event: with a walking club or a local council or health body.

Walk

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 (325).

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.

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.

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.

News

News

October 2016 is #walktoberSA

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During the month of October we're celebrating walking with #walktoberSA. October is ideal for walking – the temperatures are mild and the evenings are getting longer. Visit walkingsa.org.au/walktober for details about our major event, to explore trails, find out how to win prizes or find a walking event near you.

Trails Less Travelled – hike Mt Lofty from a different direction, Sunday 16th October 2016

Trails Less Travelled: Hike Mt Lofty from a different direction. Sunday October 16 2016. Hikes from 8am.

Most Adelaidians are familiar with the Waterfall Gully track to Mt Lofty Summit but did you know there are at least 9 other routes that can get you to the top? Come and join one of our hosted walks and discover some of the lesser known trails exploring Cleland Conservation Park and the trails beyond.

Adelaide100, September Update

Adelaide 100, September 2016 Update

Walking SA continues to work on developing the Adelaide100 initiated by Board member Jim Mclean.

Focus on a walking club: Skyline Walkers

Skyline Walkers walk each Saturday morning

This month our club of the month is Skyline Walkers. During 2016 the Skyline Walkers had a weekend away at Marion Bay where walks were undertaken at Butlers Beach and also Innes National Park.

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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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

WEA Ramblers

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 [...]

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.

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.

Darwin Bushwalking Club

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

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 [...]