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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 (432).

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.

Celebrate May’s History Festival with a Historical Walk

The History Festival is being celebrated throughout May. It promotes South Australia's wonderful places, stories and collections through a range of hundreds of history-related activities. Walking on a self-guided or guided tour of one of our historic towns or neighbourhoods is a great way to experience these places and stories. We've compiled a list of the best historical walks, just grab a brochure, map, or app to get started on your walk.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Park of the Month, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park, May 2017

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for May 2017. There are three great hikes in the park, and another good one that extends outside of the park into the adjacent Watiparinga Reserve walking to the old railway tunnel and viaduct.

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 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.

Park of the Month, Mount Remarkable National Park, June 2017

Mount Remarkable National Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for June 2017. The park has three focus areas from where you can start some great hikes and trails: Mambray Creek, Alligator Gorge and Melrose.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

News

News

Walktober 2017 Initiative Funded

Walking SA has been successful in receiving funding from the Office of Recreation and Sport for its Walktober 2017 initiative. This builds on the promotion and events we conducted throughout October 2016, including the key Trails Less Travelled event. We've got some great ideas to expand upon 2016's initiatives to further meet our vision: to see more people walking more often. We're seeking out opportunities to collaborate and promote walking events in October.

First Post Installed on Adelaide 100 Trail

We've installed our first post on the #Adelaide100 trail. The first post was installed in the Adelaide Hills, directing walkers along Monument Road between Norton Summit and Debneys Road.

Map of the proposed Adelaide100 trail route

Proposed Adelaide100 Trail Route

For the most part the trail will link up existing trails to form a circuit. Much of the route can be walked, albeit without the trail being marked as such, and without detailed local maps. Please respect land owners and keep to existing trails, paths and roads. As the project progresses, further detailed maps will be developed, and the trail marked.

Park of the Month, Mount Remarkable National Park, June 2017

Mount Remarkable National Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for June 2017. The park has three focus areas from where you can start some great hikes and trails: Mambray Creek, Alligator Gorge and Melrose.

“I Share My Trail” launch at Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

Representatives from each trail user group: walking, trail running, horse riding, cycling and mountain biking with Hon Ian Hunter MLC, Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation and Annabel Digance, Member for Elder

Walking SA joined with representatives of other trail user groups today at Shepherds Hill Recreation Park to commend the adoption of the “I Share My Trail” message. We encourage all trail users to consider the safety of other users to create enjoyable trail experiences for all. Sharing of trails depends on mutual understanding and respect from all users . The aim is to ensure everyone, including walkers, trail runners, cyclists, mountain bikers and horse riders have a safe and enjoyable experience using shared trails.

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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

WEA Ramblers Bushwalking Club

The Ramblers, established 1925, is a special interest group of the WEA. Hikes from 12 to 18km are held fortnightly on Sundays. There are usually 12 to 20 walkers, who range in [...]

Central Australian Bushwalking Club

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

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 [...]

Goannas Walking Group

A small walking group which meets on Thursday mornings. We enjoy 2-3 hour bushwalks with a picnic lunch, and shorter suburban walks over summer which end at a coffee shop for [...]

Retired Teachers Walking Group

The Retired Teachers Walking Group (RTWG) is an independently incorporated walking club. We welcome members who have worked in the pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary [...]

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.

St Agnes Bushwalkers

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

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 [...]

Darwin Bushwalking Club

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]