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Find a Place to Walk

With over 800 trails listed, find a place to walk, hike or bushwalk across South Australia. From a 1 hour walk near your home with your dog, to a half day hike in a national park, or a longer trail further afield, you're only ever two feet from some of the best places in South Australia.

We've short listed some of the best walks below, or view all walks (802).

50 Pram and Wheelchair Accessible Walks and Hikes

Adelaide and South Australia has many walking trails and hiking paths that are accessible to prams, strollers and people with mobility issues, including wheelchairs. We've outlined some of the best ones. As most of the walks are suitable for prams and wheelchairs, they can also be great for children to ride their bikes along with their walking parents. We've broken the list down into 3 sections: Adelaide Metro Area (29 walks), Bush Walks (13 hikes), and Regional South Australia (8 walks).

Best summit hikes in South Australia

Hiking up to the summit of a mountain can be a rewarding experience. On the walk up you might wonder why you undertook such an adventure, but often reaching the summit is exhilarating. We've outlined 14 of the best summit hikes in SA.

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.

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.

Best Hikes to See Wildlife in South Australia

Going for a hike is a great way to see wildlife in their native environment. We've outlined some of the best hikes in South Australia to see different wildlife.

9 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 spots to camp or caravan and explore local trails

Spend a couple of days or a weekend camping or staying in your caravan at one of these key campsites and explore nearby trails on foot. No need to hop in your vehicle, most of these hikes can be done from the doorstep of your tent or caravan.

Best Multi-day Hikes in South Australia

South Australia has many great hikes to undertake multi-day hikes on and camp out along the way, we've listed some great 2-3 day treks and 5 day treks below. Spend your days hiking and watch the sunset, sleeping in a tent and waking up to a chorus of birdlife on some of these spectacular hikes.

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.

Walks and trails in Kuitpo Forest and Kyeema Conservation Park

Explore 4 shared-use trails in Kuitpo Forest and 2 walking trails in the adjacent Kyeema Conservation Park. Kuitpo Forest is 60% plantation pine forest, with the rest native scrub. In the adjacent Kyeema Conservation Park there is dense natural scrub.

50 Great SA Short Walks and Hikes for Kids

There are loads of great short walks and hikes around South Australia for kids, with opportunities to explore rock formations, big trees, caves, creeks, waterfalls and see wildlife. And with many taking in playgrounds, why not pack a picnic and enjoy a great family day out. We've listed some of the best ones

60 Best Dog Walks 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 60 of the best walks around Adelaide to walk your dog, including trails in national parks, forests, river walkways, linear reserves and the coast.

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.

News

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Volunteer Position Vacant: Seeking a Treasurer

Walking SA is seeking a suitably qualified person to volunteer as the Treasurer for Walking SA. Become part of a highly motivated team that helps more people walk more often. Check out the job description and contact us if you would like more information.

Submission on the Keswick Creek open space concept

We recently made a submission to the City of West Torrens about the Keswick Creek open space concept… we say, for shared use paths to be successful, there needs to be consideration at the onset as to how pedestrians and bike riders mix on the path.

Win free tickets to see ‘The Way, My Way’ film

Join as a Supporter (or be a current Supporter) before 14th May and enter the competition to win one of 8 Double Passes to see the movie THE WAY, MY WAY.

Success of WalkFest in showcasing walking

WalkFest 2024 was proudly brought to the South Australian community by Walking SA and our Principal Partner – National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). With the unrivalled splendour of the natural Belair National Park environment the crowd was wooed, wowed, and walking on a day of glorious weather.  An audience of more than 2,000 enjoyed the festival atmosphere.

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We know you love walking and we need your support to help us achieve our vision of seeing “more people walking more often”.

We are the peak body in SA for walking, but we’re a not-for-profit organisation with only a little help from the government so we rely on supporters, just like you, to promote walking to all South Australians.

With over 800 walking trails showcased, our website shows the work we do to improve your walking experiences.

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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 affiliated with the WEA. The aim of the Ramblers Club is to bring together people who are keen walkers and lovers of nature. Day hikes from [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

Adelaide Bushwalkers

Adelaide Bushwalkers specialises in multi-day wilderness hiking with full packs and camping gear along with other complementary activities such as day walking, kayaking, [...]

Friends of the Heysen Trail

Hike the entire Heysen Trail in a six-year end-to-end program, also half/full day walks elsewhere.

Heart Foundation Walking

Network of free community-based walking groups, with walks from 30 minutes to several hours.

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 [...]

Retire Active SA Bushwalkers

The Retire Active SA Bushwalkers, formerly ARPA Bushwalkers, is an activity sub-group of Retire Active SA. Each month the Bushwalkers organise over twenty day walks in and [...]

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 [...]

Darwin Bushwalking Club

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