At this Sunday’s Hiking Expo discover hiking trails, who to hike with & the best hiking gear. Free entry, 9am to 1pm at Main Oval, Belair National Park.
Explore the national park on one of the the guided hikes. With options ranging from 45mins to 3 hours, child friendly, dog friendly and Accessible walks there is something for everyone.
Try out orienteering with two courses available, one for children under 5, and larger ones extending into the national park for teams, families or singles. Use the smartphone app to navigate your way between points. Courses are 10mins to 1hour.
Ngarrindjeri and Kaurna elder Major Moogy Sumner will lead a welcome to country at 10am, followed at 11am by a yarning circle around a fire pit.
Walking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia. Our vision is to see more people walking more often.
With over 750 trails on our website, 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.
Find out more at walkingsa.org.au
National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia
Walk, cycle, holiday, hike, camp, 4WD, swim and more in inspiring natural places with National Parks SA.
From seemingly endless red sand dunes to rugged mountain scenery, sandy beaches, diverse bushland and cherished picnic and camping grounds, South Australia boasts an extensive and comprehensive parks system.
Parks encompass more than 20 percent of the state and offer a wide range of experiences. Whether you want to take it easy on a local walking trail, cuddle a koala, fish magnificent beaches, dive with sharks or sleep under the stars, there’s an adventure for everyone.
Find out more at parks.sa.gov.au
ForestrySA proudly manages hundreds of kilometres of walking trails with forest reserves including the Heysen Trail and many multi-use loops and circuits. Visitors enjoy walking, hiking and trail running through picturesque pine forests and adjacent beautiful conservation areas. Many of our trails are supported by overnight stopovers in forest huts and campgrounds.
Find out more at forestrysa.com.au
Friends of the Heysen Trail
The 1200km hiking trail, the Heysen Trail, covers some of South Australia’s most diverse and breathtaking landscapes, traversing coastal cliffs, beaches, native bushland, rugged gorges, pine forests and vineyards, as well as rich farmland and historic towns. Walk from Cape Jervis in the south to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges, or hike from top to bottom.
The Trail passes through some of the most scenic parts of the state including national parks, state forests and internationally acclaimed tourist destinations, including the Barossa Valley and the stunning Wilpena Pound, star of the Flinders Ranges.
The not-for-profit organisation the Friends of the Heysen Trail maintains the Heysen Trail in partnership with the Department for Environment and Water (DEW).
A regular walking program occurs year-wide, with different grades of walks catering for beginners to experienced walkers.
Find out more at heysentrail.asn.au
Retire Active SA Bushwalkers
Retire Active SA Bushwalkers (Previously ARPA Bushwalkers) is an activity subgroup of Retire Active SA. Each month the Bushwalkers organise over 20 day walks in and around Adelaide, ranging from gentle 2-3 hour strolls to challenging 5-6 hour hikes. They run a number of camps each year within Australia and also overseas, and organise small groups walking the complete Heysen Trail.
Find out more at retireactivesabushwalkers.org.au
Adelaide Bushwalkers specialise in multi-day wilderness hiking with full packs and camping gear along with other complementary activities such as day walking, kayaking, cycling and social activities for the benefit of their members. Come chat to us at our stall about how you could join us in discovering new places with new experiences.
Find out more at adelaidebushwalkers.org
Trail Running SA
Trail Running SA is a not-for-profit trail running club with low-cost membership, which depends completely on volunteers. Our purpose is to organise off-road running activities which enable runners of all levels and abilities to enjoy running in natural surroundings and in pleasant company. As well as organising regular free social runs and information sharing sessions, we organise a range of trail running events kicking off with the Five Peaks SA Trail Running Festival on Sunday 10 April. You can find out more about that event and all the others we have planned for 2022 at trailrunningsa.com.
Find out more at trailrunningsa.com
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A bright clump of puffered hikers on the Heysen Trail.
Gloved hands clutching flat whites on the Saturday morning sidelines.
The smell of bacon frying in a campsite in the Flinders.
Climbers scaling sheer rockfaces and walkers tackling Mount Lofty.
Dog owners at Grange with a tireless border collie.
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Macpac is New Zealand’s leading technical outdoor brand. We’ve been equipping adventure-lovers with durable outdoor gear and apparel for nearly 50 years. With 46 stores across Australia (and 3 stores in SA), we’re deeply connected to the bushwalking and hiking community. Whether you’re a seasoned bushwalker or a first-time explorer, chat to our passionate and experienced store teams for advice on pack fitting, finding the perfect pair of hiking boots, recommended trips and more.
Find out more at macpac.com.au
Reservoirs South Australia
Home to unique flora and fauna, our reservoir reserves are open for adventure and offer access to special parts of South Australia. Immerse yourself in beautiful natural landscapes while enjoying a walk, hike, run or cycle on a series of trails with stunning water views.
Find out more at reservoirs.sa.gov.au
We live and breathe camping, hiking, 4WD and travel… and we want to help you enjoy it too.
According to our customers, we’re Australia’s leading camping, hiking & travel store. We’re staffed by experts so come to chat to us as we will be only too happy to help.
Our local store is in Keswick, you can’t miss us – just look for a big orange building! Not close by? That’s okay, we have a huge range of products online and offer fast, FREE delivery to most of Australia, and Australia’s lowest prices… every day.
Find out more at snowys.com.au
From its early days Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment has concentrated on supplying bushwalkers, trekkers and travellers with the highest quality and most advanced products from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Staffed by passionate and knowledgeable outdoors people who are able to speak from experience to ensure you get the right equipment and clothing for your next adventure.
Find out more at paddypallin.com.au
‘io’ stands for ‘Into’ the ‘Outdoors’. Because ioMerino is the perfect, natural clothing to wear outdoors. Whether that be on trail, on mountain, on the water… anywhere outdoors.
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Recycle your quality outdoor gear
Promote sustainability by selling or donating outdoor gear to the Recycle Your Quality Outdoor Gear Stall. It could be shoes or a backpack that you bought but didn’t turn out to be for you, but is still quite new, or it could be a used piece of gear that still has some life.
• View the stall brochure.
• Drop off items before the Expo to Hallett Cove or Kensington, or at the stall on the day. View the information form to include with items.
Find out more at walkingsa.org.au/news/recycle-quality-outdoor-gear-hiking-expo-2022
As the third political force in Australia, we believe in maintaining parks and wildlife for all to enjoy. We tirelessly campaign for the preservation of our natural environment, for action on climate change, and for sustainability in all facets of business. National, conservation and marine parks should be cared for, for the benefit and well-being of all.
Find out more at greens.org.au/sa
The Adelaide100 is a 100km circuit walk that traverses the city and the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.
Trail work is currently underway to open the trail in 2022. The trail can be started from any point along the circuit, and spans from the beautiful coastline, through the CBD and suburbs, and into
the Adelaide Hills.
Find out more at adelaide100.com.au
SA Recreation Trails Inc (SARTI)
SA Recreation Trails Incorporated is a community-based, non-profit organisation dedicated to the establishment of countryside trails (mainly walking) across South Australia’s rich and unique landscape, to increase the well-being of all South Australians and visitors and, at the same time, improve the preservation of the state’s heritage and natural environment. SARTI is a volunteer organisation and the planner/designer/builder and maintainer of the 325km Lavender Federation Trail from Murray Bridge to Clare (1997 – 2018).
SARTI has also built in excess of 120km of spur and loop trails throughout the council districts of Rural City of Murray Bridge, Mid Murray, Barossa, Goyder and Clare and Gilbert Valley. SARTI has also assisted Councils with their trail building projects in planning, design and physical on the ground construction.
SARTI has received funding from; Walking Clubs in South Australia, the above mentioned Councils, SA Government grants through the Department of Recreation & Sport and Tourism SA and Federal Government grants.
Find out more at lavenderfederationtrail.org.au
Carto Graphics; your home of topographic maps, walking maps, trail maps and outdoor books, local, national and international.
Find out more at cartographics.com.au
Custom Mapping Services
With a history of producing high quality detailed authoritative mapping, Custom Mapping Services specialise in topographic trail mapping. We have produced maps of the 100km Great Ocean Walk, the 325km Lavender Federation Trail, the 33km Riesling Trail, the 250km Great South West Walk and many more. Providing printed, pdf and digital formats including Avenza Maps, we can help keep your walker safe and on track.
Find out more at custommappingservices.com.au
Big Heart Adventures
Big Heart Adventures offer themed, culturally authentic, guided and self-guided walking adventures. Designed for beginners, intermediate and experienced trekkers. They offer sustainable culturally aware hiking tours, inspiring walking experiences and events for wellness, fitness, and confidence. Their award winning Wise Women Walking program empowers women to walk for wellbeing by offering bushwalks, overnight hikes and multiday walking events.
Find out more at bigheartadventures.com.au
SA Rogaining Association
Plan. Seek. Find.
Three words encapsulate the fun and excitement of exploring new districts with a map and compass in hand at a rogaine with the SA Rogaining Association. We provide the location – you make your own adventure with a teammate or two, finding checkpoints hidden around a district. We have 5 events a year, from a 3-hour event in a metropolitan setting, through to the Championship 24-hour bush event.
Find out more at sarogaining.com.au
Skyline Walkers Inc
The Skyline Walkers are a sociable group that walks on Saturday mornings with a 9am start (winter walks). They welcome any new members. Approximately 25-45 members (30-60% of our membership) attend each walk with various club members leading the walk each week.
There are two walking groups, ‘A3’ and ‘A2’. The ‘A3’ walks are approximately 10km over three hours and walked at a good pace on often hilly terrain. The ‘A2’ walks are approximately 7km over two hours, with some hills. Walks cover areas such as Para Wirra to the north of Adelaide, Kuitpo Forest to the south of Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills.
Find out more at skylinewalkersinc.com
Orienteering is a sport where competitors visit a number of points marked on the ground, controls, in the shortest possible time aided by a map and compass, and using the MapRunF smartphone app.
Try it out in a small group or alone. Orienteering is a sport for all ages – with competitors from about 5 years of age up into the 90s. It can be enjoyed as a recreational activity or a competitive sport.
At the Hiking Expo try out some orienteering on the day with come and try orienteering courses. There is a free string-orienteering course suitable for children, and for adults choose a courses from easy and short, to hard and long, find out more.
Find out more at sa.orienteering.asn.au
Willunga Basin Trail Inc
The Willunga Basin Trail opens on the 3rd April 2022, the day of the Hiking Expo. For the last 3 years volunteer members of Willunga Basin Trail Inc have been working to establish this 130km trail. Visit the stall to the meet the people, learn more or buy a map for $2.
The route travels through the agricultural land, the hills, and the coast which make up the Willunga Basin, visiting McLaren Vale, Kangarilla, Willunga and the coastal suburbs between Sellicks and Moana as well as the Onkaparinga River National Park, Aldinga Conservation Park and Kuitpo Forest.
The Willunga Basin trail is divided into 11 sections which can be done as half day walks or it can we walked in 5/6 days using camp sites and other accommodation. Detailed maps and info at www.willungabasintrail.org.au.
The infrastructure for the trail has been funded by the South Australian Government through the Office of Recreation, Sport, and Racing and through the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board. The City of Onkaparinga is the major partner.
Willunga Basin Trail walking group has been instrumental in finding and testing the route of the trail. The group walks every Friday morning in the southern area.
Find out more at willungabasintrail.org.au
Native Orchid Society of South Australia
The Native Orchid Society of South Australia is a group of enthusiastic orchid lovers who promote the conservation of Australian native orchids through cultivation, education and the preservation of naturally occurring orchids and natural habitat.
One of the exciting citizen science projects we support is the national Wild Orchid Watch (WOW) project that helps the public collect orchid data which directs research and conservation efforts. At the same time WOW assists you with identification of your orchid photos.
WOW is part of an international citizen science project called iNaturalist.
Find out more at nossa.org.au
Pioneer Women’s Trail (National Trust Hahndorf Branch)
Experience the amazing trips undertaken by Hahndorf’s Prussian Lutheran women and girls, sometimes twice weekly. They walked, carrying their produce, from Hahndorf through the Adelaide Hills to market in Adelaide in the early years of European settlement. The walk honours their sturdiness, hard work and stamina, for they were instrumental in saving the young colony from starvation.
The Pioneer Women’s Trail was rediscovered by members of the Hahndorf and Burnside Branches of the National Trust, and Walking SA in 1980.
Join the 2021 Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk on Sunday 15 May 2022, choose from 12km, 19km and 26km options. The annual Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk retraces the steps of the women and girls from Hahndorf to Beaumont House. Our walk of 26km ends there, but they would have continued for another 9km into central Adelaide. Since the event started in 2009 many hundreds of women, men and children have followed in their footsteps.
Find out more at nationaltrust.org.au/event/2022-pioneer-womens-walk
Friends of Belair National Park
The Friends of Belair National Park have been caring for Belair for more than 35 years. Come and talk to us about Bush Care and other activities.
Find out more at friendsofbelairpark.org.au
St Agnes Bushwalkers
If you want to enjoy some beautiful countryside while increasing your fitness, then join the St Agnes Bushwalkers Our different walks cater for varying fitness levels, whilst our competent and experienced leaders will show you parts of the Adelaide hills, plains and beaches that you never knew existed.
Find out more at stagnesbushwalkers.org.au
Australian Friends of the Camino
The Australian Friends of the Camino are based in Adelaide and is part of an international network which promotes the many medieval pilgrimage routes (the Camino) traversing Europe to the tomb of St James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, in the north west of Spain. They provide Camino passports to their members, among the many Australians who walk the Camino for religious, spiritual, cultural, historical, health or recreational reasons. Visit their stand to meet experienced Camino walkers.
Find out more at afotc.org
Oova juice is a wholesome natural grape juice traditionally produced in southern Brazil that, besides being delicious, can help to improve your performance when consumed before or after physical activities.
Grape juice offers a revolution to the sports industry with its antioxidant properties. Oova juice is naturally made with 100% Vitis Labrusca grapes and nothing else added.
Rich in resveratrol, just like wine, but without alcohol, Oova juice helps fight the production of toxins and free radicals, it is also a natural anti-depressant, has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial properties and many other health benefits
For lovers of physical activities, indoor or outdoor, grape juice is recommended before or after training. During exercise, there is an improvement in blood flow, facilitating the exchange of nutrients in the cells. As result: an increase in performance and acceleration of the recovery process.
Find out more at oovajuice.com.au