Share your “view from my walk” for a chance to win a weekly prize throughout October

Share your “view from my walk” photo using #walktoberSA for a chance to win a weekly prize throughout October.

Take a walk in a nearby park, along the beach, along a river, in a national park or on your walk to work – anywhere in South Australia. October is ideal for walking – the temperatures are mild and the evenings are getting longer.

The weekly prizes for the first week, thanks to Scout Outdoor Centre are:

  • Stay hydrated with this in your pack! Camelbak 2L Crux Reservoir RRP$69.95
  • Black Diamond head torch RRP$79.95

This week’s prizes will be drawn Sunday 8/10/17.

Good luck and enjoy a walk! You’re just two feet from some of the best places in South Australia.

Enter via Instagram or Twitter. Facebook users can post direct to the Walking SA Facebook page to share their photo.

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The competition is part of #walktoberSA – celebrating walking throughout October.

Walking events in the first week of October – WalktoberSA

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October is WalktoberSA – we’re celebrating walking throughout South Australia.

There are plenty of walking events to join in, here are some great events for the first week of October:

  • Free Guided Walk of Waite ArbotetumSun 1/10: Free guided walk of Waite Arbotetum

    Exploring the north-west corner of the Waite Arboretum, home to many species endemic to the foothills and Grey Box woodland. Hear from the guides and the volunteers who look after this beautiful sector of the Arboretum.

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  • Cleland Memorial WalkSun 1/10: Cleland Memorial Walk at Belair National Park, 1.5 hour free guided walk

    Join the Rangers and Friends of Belair for the annual Cleland Memorial Walk. The walk traverses a good portion of the park and commemorates the annual walk Professor John Cleland, past Commissioner, used to take to inspect park boundaries.

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  • Heart Foundation WalkingThroughout October: Heart Foundation Walking Groups

    With many groups throughout SA, at different times and locations, this is a fun, social and easy way to get active. Join Australia’s largest network of free community-based walking groups, with walks from 30 minutes to several hours. Groups for all sorts of people, paces and places: over-50s, parents and prams, workplaces, cultural groups and more. Beginners welcome. Find walking groups close to you by entering your postcode into the Find a Walk search.

  • Spring Bush Walk in Monarto ZooTues 3/10: Spring Bush Walk in Monarto Zoo

    Monarto Zoo has 10km of walking tracks meandering through some magnificent areas of remnant native vegetation, often overlooked by many zoo visitors. This special opportunity to experience a Spring bushwalk will be hosted by former Zoos SA President Heather Caddick who continues to be a passionate supporter of the zoo and has been a volunteer for many years.

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  • Fri 6/10: Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day

    People who walk before or during work are generally healthier, more productive and less likely to be sick or absent. It’s in the best interests of all individuals and organisations to build walking into their daily routine and support the Walk to Work program.

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  • Sat 7/10: Operation Flinders Challenge

    A choice of 15, 31, 57 or 85km distances to tackle in teams of two, three or four. Individuals can walk the 15km & 31km distances. It’s your chance to have fun, get fit and support a great cause. All funds raised from this event will solely support the Operation Flinders Foundation, helping transform the lives of young people “at risk”.
    Registrations close soon.

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  • Launch of the Mark Bonnin Walking TrailSat 7/10: Launch of the Mark Bonnin Walking Trail at Hiltaba Nature Reserve

    Nature Foundation SA is celebrating the opening of their fourth walking trail in Hiltaba Nature Reserve. The trail is dedicated to Dr Mark Bonnin AM, one of the founders of Nature Foundation SA. Enjoy guided walks of the Mark Bonnin Trail, followed by lunch on the Trail.

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  • Mount Lofty Ranges Trail, logo squareSun 8/10: Rising from the Ashes, Official Opening of the Kersbrook Trails Network

    These four trails around the Kersbrook forest were ready to be opened in April 2015, but were damaged in the Sampson Flat bushfire. All has been repaired and the trail network will be officially opened with guided walks to experience the new trails. Meet at the central Kersbook Hall to join a walk.

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  • Sun 8/10: Hike the final 15km of the Heysen Trail with us for Beyond Blue!

    Camp Pack Co-founders, Kirstie and Shane, are hiking the 1200km Heysen Trail in South Australia for Beyond Blue and The MS Society of SA and NT and you can get involved. Join The Friends of the Heysen in Cape Jervis on Sunday 8th October, and jump on the bus to Cobblers Hill to hike the final 15km into Cape Jervis (and to your car) with us!

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  • Friends of the Heysen Trail logoSun 8/10: Wittunga Gardens Walk (Blackwood) by Friends of the Heysen Trail

    Enjoy a 3 hour walk from Shepherds Hill Recreation Park into Wittunga Gardens, hosted by the Friends of the Heysen Trail. Walk fee $8, u18 $1.

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Know of other walk events in October not listed? Contact us to have the walk event listed.

Walking Awards 2017 Presentation Ceremony & AGM

Walking Awards 2017The annual Walking SA Walking Awards are to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout SA. Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, walking clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism.

Please join us to present and celebrate our outstanding community members at Plant 4 Bowden.

Venue: Plant 4, 1 Third Street Bowden
Date: Thursday 12 October 2017
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start, followed by networking and refreshments

If you know of someone who should be considered for an award there’s still time to nominate. Get your nomination in by 22 September 2017.

Bar will be open for purchase of drinks, light refreshments provided.

RSVP Thursday 5 October 2017 to Greg Boundy


The Walking SA Annual General Meeting will be held after the Awards presentation. It will be brief so people are welcome to stay after the Awards presentation to hear about the organisation, its achievements, issues and direction.

Our AGM Guest Speaker will be:

Sean Benz, Senior Ranger, Visitor Services, DEWNRSean Benz
Senior Ranger, Visitor Services

Natural Resources Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)

Sean joined the Department when the State Government’s $10.4 million investment in upgrading metropolitan national parks was announced.

He has since been involved in those upgrades, including the new trails and camping areas at Onkaparinga Gorge National Park, the new playground at Morialta Conservation Park and the new trails at Anstey Hill Recreation Park.

He will speak about the role of walking in our national parks, how the DEWNR has been working with Walking SA and listening to park stakeholders. His speech will be followed by a Q&A session.


The AGM Agenda is as follows:

  • Welcome & Apologies
  • Any other business to add to the agenda
  • Confirm the minutes of the preceding AGM
  • Annual Report and officer’s Reports
  • Appointment of Auditors
  • 2017/18 Board
  • Other Business
  • Meeting Close

If you wish to nominate for the Board you are strongly encouraged to do so. Please refer to the nomination form.

Free on-street carparking and nearby carparking areas are available off Third Street. The tram stop at the Entertainment Centre is a 5 minute walk away. View the access and parking map.

This event is part of Walktober – promoting walking throughout October.