Discover walking destinations, who to walk with and the best gear at the Hiking Expo in Belair National Park

Hiking Expo on Sunday 14 April 2019 in Belair National ParkCome along next weekend to find out more about walking destinations, who to walk with and the best hiking clothing and equipment. The Hiking Expo is next week on Sunday 14 April 2019 in Belair National Park. Free expo entry.

With over 30 exhibitors there is plenty of walking opportunities to explore:

  • Walking Destinations, Tour Guides and Trails (jump to details)
  • Get the right gear with these retailers (jump to details)
  • Walking clubs: Discover how making and walking with new friends is the key to walking more (jump to details)

Walking Destinations, Tour Guides and Trails

  • Let’s Go Caravan & Camping SA Event Sponsor

    Let's Go Caravan & Camping SACaravan and Camping SA showcase quality and affordable caravan & camping holiday experiences throughout SA.

    Order your 2019 Let’s Go Caravan and Camping Almanac now to pick up a hard copy for FREE at the ExpoOrder your 2019 Let’s Go Caravan and Camping Almanac now to pick up a hard copy for FREE at the Expo. Its free and is full of caravan and camping hints and tips, articles, the best places to stay and play, regional events and everything you need to know to take a self drive holiday, whether a newbie or seasoned traveller.

  • Walking SA Event Presenter

    Walking SAWalking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, and health. With almost 600 walking trails listed on our website there is always somewhere to discover on foot.

  • Heart Foundation Walking Event Partner

    Heart Foundation WalkingHeart Foundation Walking 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.

  • National Parks South Australia

    National Parks South AustraliaNational Parks South Australia. Walk, cycle, holiday, hike, camp, 4WD, swim and more in inspiring natural places. 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.

  • Big Heart Adventures

    Big Heart AdventuresBig Heart Adventures aims to change the world through travel one walk at a time. From charity treks for men and women to their exclusive Wise Women Walking program, Big Heart Adventures offers short walks, day walks, microadventures and weekenders both here in South Australia and multi-day adventures overseas getting first time walkers trek ready and giving back to some of our favoured charities in Adelaide and in the destination countries visited. Big Heart Adventures is now located upstairs inside the Scouts Outdoor Centre – Level 1, 192 Rundle Street Adelaide.

  • Bushwalking Leadership SA

    Bushwalking Leadership SABushwalking Leadership SA is the peak body for bushwalking training in South Australia. They have been providing nationally recognised training in South Australia for teachers and outdoor leaders since 1973. They provide courses for Day Walks, Assistant Leaders, Multi-Day Walks.

  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary & Cabins

    Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary & CabinThe Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is the gateway to South Australia’s most iconic wilderness area and is connected to the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Stay in one of the six self contained cabins to experience the spectacular wilderness views of the beautiful turquoise waters of Hanson Bay. Visit the Sanctuary to view the abundant native bird and animal wildlife. Take a day or night time guided tour of the sanctuary to experience Australian native marsupials up “close and personal” or take a 4 day day guided walk. Taking sections of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail and wildlife walks through sections of the sanctuary seldom open to the public make this a unique walking and wildlife tour.

  • SA Rogaining Association

    SA Rogaining AssociationFind out about rogaining from the SA Rogaining Association, the sport of endurance and strategy, where teams navigate on foot with a map to get the most points. It’s exploring new places. It’s time with friends or family. It’s free roaming. It’s being unplugged. It’s a meal around a campfire, camping and sharing stories with new friends. It’s learning something new. What unites them is their love of the outdoors, being part of a team and the thrill of the chase. Find out about their cycle-based, city-based and bush-based events for 2019.

  • Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail with Sealink

    SealinkThe Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail is a new world class walking experience giving visitors access to some of the most rugged, remote and spectacular coastline in Australia. Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and provides spectacular, tropical walking trails. Talk to SeaLink about the wide range of packages available to these diverse walking experiences!

  • Peregrine Travel Centre SA

    Peregrine Travel Centre SAPeregrine Travel Centre SA can help you take your passion for hiking and being active and combine it with exploring the world! Whether it’s scaling one of the seven summits of the world or strolling through the lavender fields of Provence, we have you covered. Come and see us at 142 Gawler Place for all of your travel needs!

  • Kangaroo Island Connect (kic)

    Kangaroo Island Connect (kic)Kangaroo Island Connect (kic) runs the new Kangaroo Island fast ferry with lowest price ferry tickets and lower cost car, mini bus and campervan rental. Self drive your kic rental vehicle from Penneshaw to your accommodation for the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tour and include other destinations of your choice to your itinerary. Save money and add flexibility – travel with Kangaroo Island Connect.

  • Australian Friends of the Camino

    Australian Friends of the CaminoAustralian Friends of the Camino, based in Adelaide, 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.

  • The Good Trek Co

    The Good Trek Co provides good times for nature-loving folk through our eco-weekenders, day hikes and trail adventures. They tread lightly, embrace community and are trail obsessed! Join the #trekforgood movement.

  • Kathmandu Adventures

    Kathmandu Adventures Travel and ToursKathmandu Adventures is a Nepalese owned trekking and tours operator, leading trips to the most scenic and untouched regions of Nepal. Our aim is to give guests a genuine experience of Nepal and for their tourism dollar to help make a difference to the lives of as many Nepali people as possible. We do this by working with small local family run businesses and other social enterprises, charities and co operatives where ever possible.

  • Hahndorf Branch, National Trust SA and the Pioneer Women’s Trail

    Pioneer Womens TrailNational Trust, Hahndorf BranchThe Pioneer Women’s Trail. Follow in the footsteps of pioneer women and men who walked from Hahndorf to Adelaide in the early years of the colony selling produce. Commencing at Silver Road, Verdun, the trail winds through Bridgewater then traverses beautiful Mt George Conservation Park. It continues through Stirling, Crafers and Cleland Conservation Park before joining the Old Bullock Track and descending to Beaumont. On Sunday 19 May the Pioneer Womens Trail Walk event will start in Hahndorf (instead of Verdun) and walk down to Beaumont (26km). There are also 19km, 12km and 6km options. This year marks 180 years since the establishment of Hahndorf, and it is the 10th year of this event.

  • SA Recreation Trails Inc (SARTI)

    SA Recreation Trails Inc (SARTI)SA Recreation Trails Inc (SARTI) is a volunteer organisation which builds walking trails in SA. Its major trail is the 325km Lavender Federation Walking Trail from Murray Bridge to Clare. The trail links many small rural towns and has loop and spur trails along its length. SARTI also advises councils and other trail developers on trail design based on its 21 years of experience.

  • Outdoors SA

    Outdoors SAOutdoors SA supports, advocates for and promotes South Australian outdoor education, adventure tourism, outdoor recreation providers and the greater outdoor industry. Have a go on the free rock-climbing wall thanks to Outdoors SA and Rock About. The climbing wall is designed for young and old, big and small.

  • Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation

    Warren Bonython Heysen Trail FoundationThe Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation aims to raise funds to support and undertake environmental initiatives associated with the Heysen Trail and other significant walking trails in South Australia. Tax deductable donations help the Foundation to preserve the environmental integrity of walking trails.

Get the right gear with these retailers

  • Macpac Adventure Hub at Enfield

    Macpac Adventure Hub at EnfieldRecently opened in Adelaide, Macpac Adventure Hub Enfield is your go-to for outdoor adventure gear. It combines Macpac’s range of technical outdoor gear, with a carefully curated selection of apparel, equipment and accessories from some of the world’s best brands. The result? A one-stop hub for all your hiking, camping, travelling and paddling needs.

  • Paddy Pallin

    Paddy PallinFrom 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.

  • Scout Outdoor Centre

    Scout Outdoor CentreScout Outdoor Centre caters for all your travel, hiking and adventure needs. A great range of brands, advice and service is on offer. Visit your leading specialist in adventure travel at 192 Rundle Street or shop with them online.

  • ioMerino

    ioMerinoioMerino not only make amazing, natural, thermal layers to keep you comfortable for longer through all sorts of conditions when you’re hiking, they also happen to be a local South Australian company! Visit iomerino.com for all you lightweight merino outdoor clothing.

  • EDAS Foods

    EDAS FoodsDiscover Primal Pods from EDAS Food – it is simply the freshest Australian meat (160g approx), fruit & vegies (300g approx) + herbs and spices condensed into a delicious 80g meal. Designed to be ultraconvenient, Primal Pods are #fastfoodreinvented. They can be stored for months at room temperature then simply open and eat clean wherever you are. No refrigeration required, making them perfect for hikers, with 2/3rds of your recommended daily vegetable requirements & 50g protein (approx) in an open and eat paleo meal. Vegetarian and Vegan options available.

  • Solarsuit Australia

    Solarsuit AustraliaSolarsuit Australia have been manufacturing sun protective clothing and swim wear in South Australia since 1990. Solarsuit bush walking polos and jackets are specifically designed to keep you sun protected, yet keep you cool and comfortable in the heat of the day, with their quick dry, lightweight, air flow Solarcool fabric. Solarsuit meets the sun protective textile standard AS/NZ4399, providing maximum protection and the fabrics meet the Oeko-tex international standard for skin and environmentally friendly dyes. Bush walking, sailing, swimming, golfing, anything.

  • Redtail Outdoors

    Redtail OutdoorsRedtail Outdoors quality hiking gear at affordable prices. Designed and stocked by a seasoned hiker. Buy direct from the importer and come prepared for quality gear at wholesale prices.

  • Carto Graphics

    Carto GraphicsCarto Graphics stock a wide range of travel, topographic & 4WD maps, GPS units, wall maps and travel guide books. Shop online or visit their store on Unley Road, Unley.

  • Groovy Gaitors

    Groovy GaitorsGroovy Gaitors specialise in groovy coloured lycra gaiters – choose from 26 groovy choices. Their gaiters are awesome for keeping muck from your shoes making them the ultimate accessory for your fitness walk or hiking adventure. Life’s too short to be boring, it’s time to get groovy!

Walking clubs: Discover how making and walking with new friends is they key to walking more

  • Friends of The Heysen Trail Event Partner

    Friends of The Heysen TrailThe Friends of The Heysen Trail is one of the largest bushwalking groups in SA. Find out about hiking the entire 1,200km Heysen Trail by joining the End-to-End walk programme. Other walks are conducted near Adelaide on other trails and parks, catering for beginners to experienced walkers, as half day walks and full day hikes. The Friends support maintenance and development of the iconic Heysen Trail. The Friends will be officially launching their new book: Heysen Highlights, a companion guide to the Heysen Trail. Explaining the historical context, of the Aboriginal people, European explorers and settlers and the development of the trail, readers and walkers can enrich their experience of the trail and its landscape. Author and local historian Simon Cameron will be on hand to sign copies.

  • ARPA Bushwalkers Event Partner

    ARPA BushwalkersARPA Bushwalkers is one of the largest bushwalking clubs in SA, each month conducting over twenty day walks in and around Adelaide. The walks range from gentle 2 to 3 hour strolls to challenging 5 to 6 hour hikes. A sub-group of the ARPA Active Over 50s Association.

  • Adelaide Bushwalkers

    Adelaide BushwalkersAdelaide 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.

  • St Agnes Bushwalkers

    St Agnes Bushwalkers are friendly people who enjoy a variety of graded walks throughout the beautiful Adelaide hills and plains. They also enjoy camps, generally using cabins in caravan parks; as well as social activities, such as theatre visits and slide evenings.

  • Hike It Baby

    Hike it BabyHike It Baby is a non-profit organisation dedicated to building communities that support getting outside with children from birth to school age. Their purpose is to provide support to families as they get into nature whenever they feel ready, raising a generation to love the outdoors. The Adelaide branch hosts a variety of events from trail hikes to urban strolls; toddler crawls to park and plays.