Walking Clubs

A list of walking clubs in South Australia.

Finding a new place to go for a bushwalk and friends to go with is easy with a club. It’s also a great way to try out hiking, and meet others with a shared interest in walking.

View the list of Walking SA’s member walking clubs, member trail organisations and member commercial tour operators on the Members page.

  • Friends of the Heysen Trail

    • Large organisation
    • Join and register online
    • Hike the entire Heysen Trail
    • Half day bushwalks
    • Full day bushwalks

    The Friends maintain South Australia’s iconic Heysen Trail. The organisation is one of the largest bushwalking groups in SA. Hike the entire 1,200km Heysen Trail by joining the End-to-End walk programme. With six active groups spread over the trail, the trail can be walked one weekend a month over six years. Other walks are conducted near Adelaide on other trails, catering for beginners to experienced walkers, as half day and full day hikes. Join and register for walks online.

  • Heart Foundation Walking

    • Large network
    • 30 mins to 3 hour walks
    • Easy way to get active in your community

    Join a Heart Foundation Walking group and take positive steps to help reduce stress, have a healthier body, build stronger relationships, and most of all, be happy. 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. 130 groups in SA. Beginners welcome.

  • ARPA Bushwalkers

    • Large club
    • over 50s
    • Half day bushwalks
    • Full day bushwalks
    • Weekend camps with base-camp bushwalking

    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 number of camps are held each year within Australia with a range of different walks each day. The ARPA Bushwalkers is an activity sub-group of the ARPA Active Over 50s Association.

  • Adelaide Bushwalkers

    • Large club
    • Join and register online
    • Pack-carrying multi-day hikes camping out
    • Full day bushwalks

    One of the larger bushwalking clubs in SA, a hiking club specialising in multi-day wilderness hiking with full packs and camping gear exploring some of the hidden treasures beyond the well-walked trails. Other activities include day walks, kayaking and cycling. Gear hire is available which makes it easy to join walks. Join and register for walks online or at monthly meetings.

  • Skyline Walkers

    • Half day bushwalks

    With bushwalks on Saturday mornings, each walk has two difficulty levels over 2-3 hours duration. Most walks are within 30km of Adelaide.

  • St Agnes Bushwalkers

    • Half day bushwalks
    • Full day bushwalks
    • Weekend camps with base-camp bushwalking

    Different walks cater for varying fitness levels, while competent and experienced leaders will show you parts of the Adelaide Hills that you never knew existed. Half day and full day bushwalks on alternate Saturdays and Sundays, weekend and longer camps with base-camp bushwalking. We also enjoy social activities, such as theatre visits. Explore our fascinating natural environment on foot.

  • WEA Ramblers Bushwalking Club

    • Full day bushwalks

    The Ramblers, established 1925, is affiliated with the WEA. Day hikes from 12 to 18km are held fortnightly on Sundays. Half day hikes from 6 to 9kms are held monthly on Tuesdays. Long weekend camps are held in June and October. Check out their Photo Gallery page to see some of the recent hikes.

  • Willunga Basin Trail

    • Half-day bushwalks

    A group working on bringing a 130km 5-day loop concept trail around the Willunga Basin to fruition. Willunga Basin Trail Walkers walk every Friday on the trail and in the Southern region. Membership gives free weekly walks and the opportunity to work on building the trail.

  • German Bushwalking Group

    • 3 walk grades available

    A group of almost 100 men and women, ranging in age from late 40 to 90, who are reasonably fit and enjoy walking through the countryside. Meeting on alternate Sundays for a programmed walk they usually walk for approximately 3 hours, often in Conservation and Recreation Parks, on bush tracks and along beaches. There are three walks available for walkers which are graded to suit the level of fitness. All are members of the South Australian German Association.

  • Gawler Bushwalkers

    • Half day bushwalks
    • Full day bushwalks
    • Weekend camps with base-camp bushwalking

    Based in the Barossa Valley, the Gawler Bushwalkers undertake bushwalks two to three Sundays a month from April to November.

    Meet at the Gawler Council Administration Centre car park, Lyndoch Road, Gawler, behind Fasta Pasta, for an 8.00 am departure.

  • Four Seasons Walking Group

    • Half day bushwalks
    • Full day bushwalks
    • Weekend camps with base-camp bushwalking

    Walking on Tuesdays for 4-7 hours in areas ranging from Victor Harbor to the Barossa Valley, and to Murray Bridge and the Lavender Federation Trail. The club undertakes two camps per year and these can be anywhere in SA or interstate. Accepting new members by referral or invitation.

  • Goannas Walking Group

    • Half day bushwalks

    A small walking group which meets on Thursday mornings. We enjoy 2-3 hour bushwalks with a picnic lunch, and shorter suburban walks over summer which end at a coffee shop for much socialising. Club members participate to organise and lead walks.

  • Adelaide Happy Wanderers

    • Special Interest
    • Half day bushwalks
    • Full day bushwalks

    A hiking group catering for predominantly gay men and welcoming LGBTI people and supporters. They explores hikes a couple of times a month on weekends usually the streets and national parks close to Adelaide.

  • Mount Gambier Bushwalkers

    • Regional
    • Full day bushwalks
    • Weekend camps with base-camp bushwalking

    A group in the South East of the state, conducting day and overnight bushwalks. They also explore caving, mountain bike riding, canoeing, abseiling and camping.

  • Mid North Branch, Friends of the Heysen Trail

    • Regional
    • Half day bushwalks
    • Full day bushwalks

    Based in the Mid North, a local branch of the Friends of the Heysen Trail conducting a walking program and Heysen Trail maintenance.

  • Retired Teachers Walking Group

    • Special Interest
    • Full day bushwalks
    • Weekend camps with base-camp bushwalking

    A specialty walking club for retired teachers. Walking together a couple of times a month, the club conducts walks of four grades of difficulty on Wednesday or Thursday mornings between February and December. Membership welcomes members of the Australian Education union, retired teachers, school assistants, and their partners.

  • Kangaroo Island Walking Club

    • Regional
    • Half day bushwalks
    • Full day bushwalks

    Based on Kangaroo Island, this group undertakes coastal and inland day walks monthly in various areas around the island.

  • Darwin Bushwalking Club

    • Full day bushwalks
    • Weekend bushwalks

    Bushwalking day/overnight including walks in Kakadu/Litchfield National Parks and beyond. The club organises one-day or weekend walks throughout the year as well as occasional longer walks. Most walks are around Darwin, or in Top End parks. The club also meets socially and sometimes organises other outdoor activities such as canoeing and bicycle riding.

  • Central Australian Bushwalking Club

    • Full day bushwalks

    The Central Australian Bushwalkers, based in Alice Springs, explore the central desert rangelands including the East and West MacDonnell Ranges.