October 2017 is #walktoberSA


We've been successful in receiving funding from the office of Recreation and Sport for our Walktober 2017 initiative. We're inviting input on the promotion of walking events and walking.

In coming months the page below will be updated with 2017 details. For the moment though it displays 2016 information.

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 16 2016
Trails Less Travelled
Hike Mt Lofty from a different direction
All hikes begin at 8am Sunday October 16 2016

Join one of our 10 walks. All hikes begin at 8am, 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 9am Sunday October 16 2016

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 (392).

Walk the trails from Sunday’s Trails Less Travelled, Hike Mt Lofty from a different direction event

You can walk the trails from Sunday's Trails Less Travelled event yourself anytime. We've outlined the best ones below with maps and details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 […]

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.

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.

“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