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.

The Walks Program had 23 walks including a children’s nature-based walk and talk, First Nations and all accessible walk experiences, and a range of length, difficulty, and immersive nature options.  Hosted walks were almost 100% subscribed.

With 37 stallholders, people were spoiled for choice with plenty of information, goods and giveaways to go around.  The free climbing wall had the kids entertained and the complimentary fruit and food vouchers kept their tummies full.  For the adults, they were torn between the sweet aroma of the morning coffee and unmistakeable call of frying onions from the BBQ.

If that wasn’t enough, a full stage program of over 20 different acts, saw the foot stomping sessions of the Argy Bargy Bush Band and the mesmerising didgeridoo playing of Robert Taylor, proud senior Kaurna man. All of that, and the official opening of the bushwalking season by the Member for Waite, Catherine Hutchesson MP.

As an annual iconic event, WalkFest remains a visual and immersive treat for the South Australian community.

See you next year!
Save the date of Sunday 6th April 2025.