Walking Guides

Find 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.

If you know of accessible walking guides (in print or available elsewhere) that we haven’t included in the list, get in touch with us to have it added.

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Walking Guides

Cycling and Walking Map x 5

Drive less… it’s easier than you think! These hard copy Cycling and Walking Maps will assist you to make active travel choices in Adelaide’s metropolitan suburbs. You can use the maps to plan safe walking or cycling routes to local shops, parks and services. The maps show bike lanes, local streets and shared use paths, […]

Kuitpo Forest Visitor Information Brochure

Features a map and brief notes about five walks: Tinjella Trail, 4 hours / 12km Onkeeta Trail, 3.5 hours / 10km Chookarloo Walk, 30mins / 1km Forest Trail, 1.5 hours / 3km Eucalypts Trail, 1 hour / 2 km

Battunga Country – Trails

Battunga-Country contains many trails through tree-lined tracks, road reservces, forests and parks. The 40km Kangowirranilla walking and cycling trail travels through the Battunga countryside and the Bull Creek Range, with views to the Lakes, Coorong and Mt Lofty Ranges to form a loop with the Heysen Trail. This trail also links to Hahndorf, Mount Barker, […]

Kidman Trail Head Info – Walk, Horse Ride, Cycle

Detailed trailhead information about campsites along the Kidman Trail, for walkers, horse riders or cyclists.

Walking in Australia

60 multi-day walks around Australia, with track notes and photos. Includes the: Yurrebilla Trail, 3 days / 54km Flinders Chase Coastal Trek, Kangaroo Island, 2 days / 35km Mt Remarkable Gorges, Flinders Ranges, 2 days / 40km Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges, 2 days, 29km Heysen Highlights, Flinders Ranges, 3 days / 61.5km

Push the Bush: extended day walks in the Mount Lofty Ranges

We’ve all heard about the ‘long lunch’ – the extension of time for recreation and pleasure. Now it’s the ‘long day-walk’. It’s not a new concept, but a book of long walks around Adelaide is new, and it’s exciting. The Push the Bush book is the brain-child of a group of seasoned and avid bush […]

Walksa: Ultimate Insider’s Guide to 60+ of South Australia’s Best Walks for all Ages

A listing of the 60 best walks to be found in South Australia. There’s beach walks and forest walks and city walks and more walks. Walking is a great way to relax and see the sights at the same time.

Kidman Trail, Map 1, Willunga to Echunga

The Kidman Trail is a multi use horse riding, cycling and walking trail that traverses 269 kilometers of roadsides, forest tracks, private land and unmade road reserves with trail markers indicating route. Trail enthusiasts will enjoy “seeing the world in a different way” through the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Barossa and Clare Valley tourism […]

Exploring the Barossa

The perfect guide for those who want to get to know the Barossa better by driving, walking or cycling. Explore some of the more remote and picturesque places and discover the less well known cultural affairs and natural history in the area.  Visit the wineries and take advantage of gourmet eateries or enjoy a picnic. […]

Heysen Trail: Book 1 Cape Jervis to Spalding

The 1,200km Heysen Trail extends from Cape Jervis to Parachilna Gorge. It can be walked as whole, as day walks, weekends, or half day short walks. Book One, the Southern Guide, covers Cape Jervis in the south to Spalding in the Mid North. An overview map is included at the beginning of each chapter, as […]

Public Art Walking Guide – Adelaide

Public art is an integral and valued part of the city’s character. There is a rich heritage of commemorative sculpture and monuments in addition to the growing collection of contemporary works of art spread through the city streets, within buildings and the parklands. Produced by the South Australian Government through Arts SA in partnership with the Adelaide City Council. It provides a […]

Sea to Summit Trail map, Kingston Park Beach to Mt Lofty Summit

A trail map with track notes and photos. Topographic map 1:25 000 scale. A unique trail from the beach at Kingston Park, near Brighton, to the summit of Mount Lofty – 32km with a total height gain of 1400 metres from sea to summit. The trail links existing walking tracks and a series of streets […]

Great Walks Magazine

Great Walks Magazine is an Australian magazine with regular features on South Australian walks, with track notes, photos and maps. Great Walks is Australia’s only magazine dedicated solely to bushwalking. Whether you walk to enjoy the world’s most beautiful scenery or prefer to tackle more challenging single-day and multi-day hikes, Great Walks has it covered. […]

Bushwalking in Mount Remarkable National Park

Mount Remarkable National Park, in the southern Flinders Ranges, is a key conservation area with an intriguing mix of flora and fauna from the arid north and the wetter southern regions of South Australia. The 16 000 hectare park stretches from the coastal plain adjacent to Spencer Gulf, across the ranges, to Mount Remarkable on […]

Heysen Trail: Book 2 Spalding to Parachilna Gorge

The 1,200km Heysen Trail extends from Cape Jervis to Parachilna Gorge. It can be walked as whole, as day walks, weekends, or half day short walks. Book Two, the Northern Guide, covers Spalding in the Mid North to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. An overview map is included at the beginning of each chapter, […]

Walksa: volume 3

Packed with walk outings your entire family can enjoy – even your pets! 58 all-new walks in South Australia.

Kidman Trail, Map 3, Nairne to Mt Crawford

The Kidman Trail is a multi use horse riding, cycling and walking trail that traverses 269 kilometers of roadsides, forest tracks, private land and unmade road reserves with trail markers indicating route. Trail enthusiasts will enjoy “seeing the world in a different way” through the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Barossa and Clare Valley tourism […]

Everytrail.com

Everytrail.com is geo-tagged user-generated travel content that people share. Includes road trips, sight seeing tours, sailing trips, hiking, cycling, flying, hang gliding, geocaching, skiing, and kayaking trips.

40 Great South Australian Short Walks

Want to walk alongside a waterfall or vineyard? Follow a creek or a river to secret waterholes? Walk through tall forests or coastal bush? Or discover unknown parts of our heritage and past. Walking is a perfect way to reacquaint yourself with our environment, to spend time with friends and family and to explore new places. […]

Yurrebilla Trail: A Hiker’s Guide

Located only 12 km from Adelaide, the Yurrebilla Trail is one of the state’s most user-friendly long distance trails. Starting at Belair Railway Station, you can hike the 54-kilometre Yurrebilla Trail in its entirety in three days, or take it at your leisure and walk one or more half-day sections of the trail in the […]

Trails SA

Features a comphrensive list of 400 trails in South Australia, including hiking, walking, horse riding, cycling, diving, canoeing and adventure trails.  

Kidman Trail, Map 2, Echunga to Nairne

The Kidman Trail is a multi use horse riding, cycling and walking trail that traverses 269 kilometers of roadsides, forest tracks, private land and unmade road reserves with trail markers indicating route. Trail enthusiasts will enjoy “seeing the world in a different way” through the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Barossa and Clare Valley tourism […]

Innes National Park

A national park brochure including 6 walks and trails. Inneston Historic Walk, 1 hr / 2 km Stenhouse Bay Lookout Walk, 1 hr / 2 km West Cape Headland Hike, 30 min / 1 km Thomson-Pfitzner Plaster Trail Hike, 3 hrs / 7.6 km Royston Head Hike, 2 hrs / 4 km Gym Beach Hike, […]

Flinders Ranges Walks

28 walks through the Flinders Ranges, extending from bushwalks in the south at Telowie Gorge to in the north at Arkaroola.

Riverton Trails, Gilbert Valley

Five walking and cycling loop trails pass through historical sights, including cemetaries, Marshall’s Hut and tourist attractions. They include stunning panoramic views, native vegetation and abundant bird life. Peter’s Hill Trail, 28km Lookout Trail, 6km Duck Pond Trail, 1km Macaw Creek Trail, 13km Rhynie Trail, 9km Mawson Trail – Riverton to Auburn, 19km

Wild Magazine

Australian wilderness adventure magazine featuring walks and adventure treks around Australia and the world, sometimes including South Australia locations.

Kidman Trail, Map 5, Stockwell to Kapunda

The Kidman Trail is a multi use horse riding, cycling and walking trail that traverses 269 kilometers of roadsides, forest tracks, private land and unmade road reserves with trail markers indicating route. Trail enthusiasts will enjoy “seeing the world in a different way” through the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Barossa and Clare Valley tourism […]

Adelaide’s Best Bush, Coast & City Walks

Adelaide and its environs boast a huge range of beautiful environments, making the region perfect for exploring on foot. Adelaide’s Best Bush, Coast & City Walks, joining Woodslane’s hugely successful walking guides series, introduces the best walks for visitors and residents alike, ranging from fascinating city walks and leisurely coastal strolls to the more rugged […]

50 Real Bushwalks around Adelaide

Short, medium and long bushwalks around Adelaide. Details of how to get there, information on the walks, track notes and maps for each walk. Mostly the Adelaide Hills, some in the Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula.

Top 7 Kokoda Training Walks in Adelaide

Reviews the top 7 trail sections used by walkers training for the Kokoda Track: Chapman’s Track – Morialta Boobook Track – Black Hill Narrow Range Road – Montacute Heights Gandy’s Gully Track – Stonyfell Gate 5 Downhill Track – Mt Osmond Chambers Gully to Long Ridge track (the Widow Maker) Stobie Track, Chambers Gully

Kangaroo Island on Foot: a guide to the walking trails in Kangaroo Island’s parks

23 hikes around Kangaroo Island ranging from 30mins to 8 hours. Track notes, maps and wildlife sketches. Beautifully illustrated by Rebecca Brown.

Clare Valley Riesling & Rattler Trails

The Riesling Trail Auburn to Watervale 9km Watervale to Sevenhill 9km Sevenhill to Clare 7km Clare to Barinia Road, White Hut 10km The Riesling Trail follows the contours and curves of the former railway from Auburn to Clare and 10km north to Barinia Road, providing ever-changing views of vineyards, mixed farms, natural bushland and world-renowned […]

Walksa: volume 2

Step-by-step guide to 60+ new family-friendly walks in volume 2 of the hugely popular Walksa. This easy to use pocket size guide describes tracks and trails from Mount Wudinna to Kangaroo Island.

Yurrebilla Trail: Bushwalking Map

Located only 12 km from Adelaide, the Yurrebilla Trail is one of the state’s most user-friendly long distance trails. Starting at Belair Railway Station, you can hike the 54-kilometre Yurrebilla Trail in its entirety in three days, or take it at your leisure and walk one or more half-day sections of the trail in the […]

Bushwalk.com eMag

Bushwalk.com release a regular e-magazine that details longer trips and tracks, sometimes South Australian. View past magazines. To subscribe become a member of the forum.

Walking Trails Support Group

A website with brochures than can be downloaded, which include track notes, plant life and maps for walks in Burnside, the Barossa Valley and the Flinders Ranges. Burnside 6 walks 1 to 3 hour duration (1.6 to 5.8km) through the Adelaide foothills, including Chambers Gully, Waterfall Gully and Mt Osmond Barossa Valley 10 walks 30 […]

Lavender Federation Trail, Map 2, Mount Beevor to Springton

The Lavender Federation Trail is a linear walking trail of 212 km passing through diverse countryside traversing the eastern flanks of the Mt Lofty Ranges. The trail begins at Murray Bridge and takes a serpentine course to Eudunda north of the Barossa Valley. There are 4 trail maps available, and a handful of loop walk […]

Exploring the Flinders Ranges

A ‘must have’ for all travellers and admirers of the Flinders Ranges.  Recommended by tourist authorities; ideal for tourism studies and school projects. A comprehensive guide that explains the cultural and natural histories of the region as you experience them in your travels.  Fascinating geological history with diverse plants and animals that are easily seen […]

Lavender Federation Trail, Map 4, Truro to Eudunda

The Lavender Federation Trail is a linear walking trail of 212 km passing through diverse countryside traversing the eastern flanks of the Mt Lofty Ranges. The trail begins at Murray Bridge and takes a serpentine course to Eudunda north of the Barossa Valley. There are 4 trail maps available, and a handful of loop walk […]

Parks of Kangaroo Island

A booklet of 25 trails and walks on Kangaroo Island, in the many national parks and conservation reserves. Includes trail comparison table, walk ratings, times, distances, highlights. Map and description for each walk.

Lavender Federation Trail, Map 3, Springton to Truro

The Lavender Federation Trail is a linear walking trail of 212 km passing through diverse countryside traversing the eastern flanks of the Mt Lofty Ranges. The trail begins at Murray Bridge and takes a serpentine course to Eudunda north of the Barossa Valley. There are 4 trail maps available, and a handful of loop walk […]

Kidman Trail, Map 4, Mt Crawford to Stockwell

The Kidman Trail is a multi use horse riding, cycling and walking trail that traverses 269 kilometers of roadsides, forest tracks, private land and unmade road reserves with trail markers indicating route. Trail enthusiasts will enjoy “seeing the world in a different way” through the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Barossa and Clare Valley tourism […]

12 More Walks in the Onkaparinga River National and Recreation Park

The Onkaparinga National Park is a well-kept secret. A wild deep gorge with a river and native wildlife, relatively few walkers tackle the many trails that weave their way around the park. Showcasing twelve walks ranging from challenging to some that can be undertaken by the less experienced. Michael Whitaker is a member of the […]

Bushwalking in Deep Creek and Talisker Conservation Parks

Featuring 15 walks in Deep Creek Conservation Park and Talisker Conservation Park. Includes map and trail description. Walks are rated from between easy walks (30mins to 2.5 hours), moderate hikes (1.5 hours to 3 hours) and hard hikes (2.5 hours to 7 hours). Deep Creek Conservation Park preserves the largest portion of remaining natural vegetation on […]

Bushwalking in Lincoln National Park

Lincoln National Park is a rugged peninsula encompassing some of the most beautiful unspoilt coastline, offshore islands and wilderness experiences in the state. Brochure features the 19 walks of the national park, that covers 100km of walking trail. Every walk is rated as an easy walk (less than 3 km), a moderate hike, a hard […]

Haywards Huts Hike Network, Flinders Ranges

Discover what remains of Frederick Hayward’s pastoral run, including the Aroona homestead ruin and several shepherds’ huts. Travel back in time, exploring one or more of the hikes that make up the Haywards Huts Hike Network. Follow in the footsteps of Hayward and his overseer, Douglas Bruce, who regularly travelled on horseback to the huts […]

Lavender Federation Trail: Map 1 – Murray Bridge to Mount Beevor

The Lavender Federation Trail is a linear walking trail of 212 km passing through diverse countryside traversing the eastern flanks of the Mt Lofty Ranges. The trail begins at Murray Bridge and takes a serpentine course to Eudunda north of the Barossa Valley. There are 4 trail maps available, and a handful of loop walk […]

Bushwalking in Flinders Ranges National Park brochure

There are four walks and fourteen hikes within the park. Walks are accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels including children. They are well-defined, even surfaced trails. Hikes require some experience and a reasonable fitness level, as some sections can be quite steep and uneven. 18 hikes are detailed, rated from easy (30mins […]

12 Walks in the Onkaparinga River National and Recreation Parks

Guidebook to walks with photos and maps.

Rawnsley Park Station, Bushwalking & Cycling

Brochure detailing 7 marked trails on the station, ranging from 30 mins to 5 hours return, with difficulty levels from very easy to moderately difficult.

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