Carlien Melrose, ARPA Bushwalkers

2017 Award Winner
Award Category: Special Recognition Award – Individual

Carlien was a founding member of ARPA Bushwalkers, and has gone on to inspire and assisted countless walkers with training programmes and suggestions for walks.

  • Founding member of ARPA Bushwalkers
  • Committee member 1984 to 1992, Convenor 1988 to 1992
  • Organised 18 walking camps and helped with many more
  • Led countless day walks at all levels
  • Instigated (with Joan Mooney) Early Morning Walks
  • Organised (with Phil Hamilton) December evening Pizza Walk
  • ARPA Bushwalkers rep on Walking Federation (now Walking SA) 1999 to 2004

About the Walking Awards

Walking SA has initiated annual awards to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout South Australia.

Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, waling clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism.

If you know of someone who should be considered for an award please do consider nominating them, nominations are taken throughout the year.