October 2017 is #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.

Event: Trails Less Travelled

Sunday October 15 2017
Trails Less Travelled
Hike Mt Lofty from a different direction
All guided hikes begin at 10:30am Sunday October 15 2017

Join one of our 11 walks. Guided hikes begin at 10:30am, and arrive at Mt Lofty summit 2-3 hours later at a walking expo in the summit forecourt. Registration is free.

Walking Expo at Mt Lofty Summit
from 10:30am Sunday October 15 2017

Walking expo in the summit forecourt. Entry is free.

Explore Trails

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.

Throughout October we're short listing some of the best walks. View the lists below, or view all walks (435).

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Park of the Month, Belair National Park, July 2017

Belair National Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for July 2017. The park is close to Adelaide, nestled in the foothills. There are 8 hiking trails in the park, and another 2 hiking trails that pass through the park. The trails vary from Easy Walks to Hard Hikes. A couple of the Easy Walks are suitable for people of all abilities, including for wheelchair access, for those with mobility issues and for prams. The trails are of a high standard and are well marked.

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.

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
Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park
August 2017

Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for August 2017. View 10 great hikes and trails in the park.

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.

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.

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.

Find an Event

Throughout October there are plenty of walking events that are easy to join, including ones hosted by our walking club members, health bodies, local councils and walk-for-a-cause events.

  • Conquer Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail to Conquer Arthritis
    Conquer Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail to Conquer Arthritis
    Sun 1 Oct 2017

    The remote and spectacular new Kangaroo Island [...]

  • Trott Park OTR (Trail Starter)
    Trott Park OTR (Trail Starter)
    Sun 1 Oct 2017

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • Mt Pleasant (Trail Walker)
    Mt Pleasant (Trail Walker)
    Sun 1 Oct 2017

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day, 2017
    Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day, 2017
    Fri 6 Oct 2017

    People who walk before or during work are generally [...]

  • Operation Flinders Challenge
    Operation Flinders Challenge
    Sat 7 Oct 2017

    Designed as an endurance event, the Operation Flinders [...]

  • Woolshed Flat to Quorn to Dutchmans Stern (End-to-End 8)
    Woolshed Flat to Quorn to Dutchmans Stern (End-to-End 8)
    Sat 7 Oct 2017

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • E2E Maintenance – Part 6 (End-to-End Maintenance)
    E2E Maintenance – Part 6 (End-to-End Maintenance)
    Sat 7 Oct 2017

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • Kersbrook Trails
    Kersbrook Trails
    3:07pm Wed 23 Aug 0800

    Kersbrook Trails *PT

  • Beyond Blue Cobblers Hill to Cape Jervis (Trail Walker)
    Beyond Blue Cobblers Hill to Cape Jervis (Trail Walker)
    3:07pm Wed 23 Aug 0800

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • Wittunga Gardens (Trail Starter)
    Wittunga Gardens (Trail Starter)
    3:07pm Wed 23 Aug 0800

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • Rising from the Ashes, Opening of the Kersbrook Trails Network
    3:07pm Wed 23 Aug 6800

    In 2012 the four loop trails through the forests around [...]

  • Great North Walk (Extended Walk)
    Great North Walk (Extended Walk)
    Wed 11 Oct 2017

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • Walking Awards and AGM
    Walking Awards and AGM
    7:00pm Thu 12 Oct 2017

    We are publicly recognising the many volunteers and [...]

  • Heysen Trail walks 36-37, Spalding (2 days)
    Heysen Trail walks 36-37, Spalding (2 days)
    Fri 13 Oct 2017

    Note: Lorraine Thomas is unable to lead this walk and [...]

  • Adelaide Zombie Walk, Adelaide 2017
    Adelaide Zombie Walk, Adelaide 2017
    Sat 14 Oct 2017

    The Adelaide Zombie Walk is fun, all ages, family [...]

  • Para Wirra (Trail Starter)
    Para Wirra (Trail Starter)
    Sun 15 Oct 2017

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • Inman Valley to Myponga (End-to-End 12)
    Inman Valley to Myponga (End-to-End 12)
    Sun 15 Oct 2017

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • Trails Less Travelled: Hike Mt Lofty from a different direction
    Trails Less Travelled: Hike Mt Lofty from a different direction
    10:30am Sun 15 Oct 2017

    Most Adelaidians are familiar with the Waterfall Gully [...]

  • Walk In Her Shoes Challenge
    Walk In Her Shoes Challenge
    Mon 16 Oct 2017

    CARE's Walk In Her Shoes Challenge is an annual event [...]

  • Kay-a-Day, school term 4 2017
    Kay-a-Day, school term 4 2017
    Mon 16 Oct 2017

    We want to make moving more and sitting less, super [...]

  • Cudlee Creek Forest, Sunset dinner walk
    Cudlee Creek Forest, Sunset dinner walk
    3:08pm Wed 23 Aug 4000

    For those who’ve been in the club for awhile this [...]

  • Pichi Richi
    Pichi Richi
    3:08pm Wed 23 Aug 4000

    This stunning walk will see us follow the course of the [...]

  • Raeville to Locks Ruin to Bowman Park (End-to-End 9)
    Raeville to Locks Ruin to Bowman Park (End-to-End 9)
    3:08pm Wed 23 Aug 4000

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • The Bloody Long Walk
    The Bloody Long Walk
    Sun 22 Oct 2017

    An annual walk or run 35km through spectacular hills [...]

  • Summit to Sea – Part 2 *PB
    Summit to Sea – Part 2 *PB
    Sun 22 Oct 2017

    Summit to Sea – Part 2 *PB

  • Aldinga Scrub (Trail Starter)
    Aldinga Scrub (Trail Starter)
    Sun 22 Oct 2017

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • Montacute Heights to Cudlee Creek (End-to-End 11)
    Montacute Heights to Cudlee Creek (End-to-End 11)
    Sun 22 Oct 2017

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • WEA Ramblers Sea-to-Summit (reverse from Belair to Kingston Park)
    WEA Ramblers Sea-to-Summit (reverse from Belair to Kingston Park)
    9:00am Sun 22 Oct 2017

    As part of Walktober, the WEA Ramblers will be hosting [...]

  • Trailblazer by the Sea
    Trailblazer by the Sea
    Sun 29 Oct 2017

    A coastal walk or run (8km, 14km, 29km or 50km) from [...]

  • Belair National Park (Trail Walker)
    Belair National Park (Trail Walker)
    Sun 29 Oct 2017

    A walk by Friends of the Heysen Trail

  • Australian Alps Walking Trail –  Part 2 (24 days)
    Australian Alps Walking Trail – Part 2 (24 days)
    3:09pm Wed 23 Aug 8000

    The Australian Alps Walking Trail (AAWT) begins in [...]

“view from my walk” #walktoberSA

During October, you can share your photos. In the lead up to this October we've shared a few photos below from last year.

From October, you will be able to share via Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

      

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