October 2018 is #walktoberSA

During the month of October we're celebrating walking with #walktoberSA.

October is ideal for walking – the temperatures are mild and the evenings are getting longer.

Find a place to walk. We've short listed some of the best walks.

Share your “view from my walk” photo via social media using the hashtag: #walktoberSA

Join a walking event: with a walking club or a local council or health body.

Event: Trails Less Travelled

Sunday 14 October 2018
Trails Less Travelled
Hike Mt Lofty from a different direction
All guided hikes begin at 10:30am Sunday 14 October 2018

Join one of our 15 walks. Guided hikes begin at 10:30am, and arrive at Mt Lofty summit 3-4 hours later at a walking expo in the summit forecourt.

Hiking Expo at Mt Lofty Summit
from 10:30am to 3:30pm Sunday 14 October 2018

Walking expo in the summit forecourt. Entry is free.

Explore Trails

Find a place to walk, hike or bushwalk, whether it be a 1 hour walk near home with your dog, a half day hike in a park, or a longer trail in one of South Australia’s national parks.

Throughout October we're short listing some of the best walks. View the lists below, or view all walks (566).

17 Short Walks on the Heysen Trail

The Heysen Trail stretches 1,200km from Cape Jervis to the Flinders Ranges. We've listed some of the great short hikes you can walk along the Heysen Trail, ranging from a few hours to a full day.

Best Lookouts on Hikes in SA

We’ve shortlisted some of the best hikes to take in views from lookouts. Hikes are a great way to grab some nature time, and lookouts are a great opportunity to pause and take life in.

Walks and trails in Kuitpo Forest and Kyeema Conservation Park

Explore 4 shared-use trails in Kuitpo Forest and 2 walking trails in the adjacent Kyeema Conservation Park. Kuitpo Forest is 60% plantation pine forest, with the rest native scrub. In the adjacent Kyeema Conservation Park there is dense natural scrub.

Celebrate May’s History Festival with a Historical Walk

The History Festival is being celebrated throughout May. It promotes South Australia's wonderful places, stories and collections through a range of hundreds of history-related activities. Walking on a self-guided or guided tour of one of our historic towns or neighbourhoods is a great way to experience these places and stories. We've compiled a list of the best historical walks, just grab a brochure, map, or app to get started on your walk.

Park of the Month, 29 Walks and Trails across the Parks of Kangaroo Island, July 2018

The many parks of Kangaroo Island are the National Parks SA Park of the Month for July 2018. Kangaroo Island offers a variety of hikes and trails to explore the landscape and abundant wildlife. Across Kangaroo Island there are 7 national parks and conservation areas that have 29 walking trails: Flinders Chase National Park and […]

10 Great Bushwalks Accessible by Public Transport

Although so many bushwalks are best accessed by car, there are plenty of great hikes accessible by Adelaide Metro bus and train. Here's a list of 10 hikes.

50 Pram and Wheelchair Accessible Walks and Hikes

Adelaide and South Australia has many walking trails and hiking paths that are accessible to prams, strollers and people with mobility issues, including wheelchairs. We've outlined some of the best ones. As most of the walks are suitable for prams and wheelchairs, they can also be great for children to ride their bikes along with their walking parents. We've broken the list down into 3 sections: Adelaide Metro Area (29 walks), Bush Walks (13 hikes), and Regional South Australia (8 walks).

Best Walks for Kids under 7 (updated)

There's plenty of short hikes that are great for kids under 7, with opportunities to explore nature and see wildlife.

Bushwalks close to the city for evening hikes

Now that daylight savings has started, short after-work hikes are a great way to get out and experience nature and the sunshine. We’ve compiled a list of short hikes which are close to Adelaide. All are an hour or two, up to three hours.

Park of the Month
Deep Creek Conservation Park

Deep Creek Conservation Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for March 2018. The park is has an extensive network of trails for hiking, camping in five campgrounds and views of the spectacular scenery of Backstairs Passage, Kangaroo Island and the rugged Deep Creek valley. We’ve outlined some of the best hikes […]

Best Walks for Kids 7-12yo (updated)

There are loads of great hikes around South Australia for kids aged 7 to 12, with opportunities to explore rock formations, big trees, caves, creeks, waterfalls and see wildlife. We've listed some of the best ones.

Park of the Month, Belair National Park, July 2017

Belair National Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for July 2017. The park is close to Adelaide, nestled in the foothills. There are 8 hiking trails in the park, and another 2 hiking trails that pass through the park. The trails vary from Easy Walks to Hard Hikes. A couple of the Easy Walks are suitable for people of all abilities, including for wheelchair access, for those with mobility issues and for prams. The trails are of a high standard and are well marked.

Park of the Month
Flinders Chase National Park
October 2017

Flinders Chase National Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for October 2017. Experience the rugged wilderness with its iconic landmarks such as the world-famous Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Enjoy the park and its diverse wildlife on the network of walking trails. Trek the five day Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail on assisted day walks or camping out along the way. We've outlined 19 hikes and trails in the two parks

Park of the Month, Mount Remarkable National Park, June 2018

Mount Remarkable National Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for June 2017. The park has three focus areas from where you can start some great hikes and trails: Mambray Creek, Alligator Gorge and Melrose.

Park of the Month
Para Wirra Conservation Park

The park has recently been upgraded, with upgraded trails, a nature play area, upgraded picnic areas and a new camping area. Explore 13 hikes in the park, from wheelchair accessible trails to half day hikes.

7 Great Hikes for Warm Days

Warmer days don't necessarily mean there are no opportunities for walking. Why not try one of these seven shorter hikes, and start off early in the morning.

Park of the Month
Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park – Winaityinaityi Pangkara

Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park - Winaityinaityi Pangkara - is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for November 2017. The Adelaide Shorebirds Festival is celebrating this Park of the Month throughout November. You can also see some of the birds on some of the walking trails in the park, we've outlined 5 walks and trails to see some of the shorebirds and experience the unique coastal habitats.

8 Ways to Hike Up Mt Lofty

The well-known and popular Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty summit hike is good, but there are 7 other ways to hike up to the summit of Mt Lofty, outlined below. Some are gentler, some just as steep. Expect to see less people but more koalas and kangaroos.

Best Walks for Kids 7-12yo

There are loads of great hikes around South Australia for kids aged 7 to 12, with opportunities to explore rock formations, big trees, caves, creeks, waterfalls and see wildlife. We've listed some of the best ones below.

Best Waterfall Hikes in South Australia

South Australia is a dry place, but there are still plenty of waterfalls. We've listed some of the best ones to access on hikes.

12 Great Walks for Kids

There are some great trails and areas for children to explore on foot. We've shortlisted 12, suitable for children of different ages.

20 Best Walks with Dogs in Adelaide

We know that having a dog encourages you to walk more, and that there are numerous health benefits to dog walking. We've short listed the best walks in Adelaide to walk your dog.

Best Overnight Hikes in South Australia

South Australia has many great hikes to undertake multi-day hikes on and camp out along the way, we've listed some great 2-3 day treks and 5 day treks below. Spend your days hiking and watch the sunset, sleeping in a tent and waking up to a chorus of birdlife on some of these spectacular hikes.

Nine new walking trails in Anstey Hill Recreation Park, Park of the Month

Anstey Hill Recreation Park is National Parks SA’s Park of the Month for March. The park has recently been upgraded as part of a $10.4m plan to upgrade and develop more walking and cycling trails, public toilets, barbecue and picnic areas, and playgrounds in national parks close to the Adelaide metropolitan area. There are now […]

Best Hikes to See Wildlife in SA

Go for a hike is a great way to see wildlife in their native environment. We've outlined some of the best hikes to see different wildlife.

Park of the Month
Innes National Park

Innes National Park - is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for December 2017. We've outlined 8 walks and trails to experience the park. The park is a great destination for camping, fishing and short walks to coastal lookouts.

Park of the Month, Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park, September 2018

Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for September 2018. View 16 great hikes and trails in the park.

Bushwalks Close to the City for Evening Walks

Now that daylight savings has started, short after-work bushwalks are a good evening activity. We've compiled a list of short hikes which are close to Adelaide.

Best Walks for Kids under 7

There's plenty of short hikes that are great for kids under 7, with opportunities to explore nature and see wildlife.

Evening walks to enjoy now that Daylight Saving has started

Now that daylight savings has started, short after-work walks are a great way to get out and experience the sunshine. We’ve compiled a list of 20 short walks around Adelaide along rivers, the coast and metropolitan parks. All are an hour or two, or up to three hours.

Park of the Month, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park, May 2017

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for May 2017. There are three great hikes in the park, and another good one that extends outside of the park into the adjacent Watiparinga Reserve walking to the old railway tunnel and viaduct.

Park of the Month, Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, August 2018

Escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby city and suburbs by venturing into Sturt Gorge. There are 19 marked trails in the park and Craigburn Farm Shared Trails network, with another half dozen in the adjacent Mitcham Trail Network (Zone 4, Blackwood Hill Reserve). Most of these trails are linear or return trails, but we've outlined two of the trails and four walking loop routes.

Best summit hikes in South Australia

Hiking up to the summit of a mountain can be a rewarding experience. On the walk up you might wonder why you undertook such an adventure, but often reaching the summit is exhilarating. We've outlined 14 of the best summit hikes in SA.

Find an Event

Throughout October there are plenty of walking events that are easy to join, including ones hosted by our walking club members, health bodies, local councils and walk-for-a-cause events.

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

“view from my walk” #walktoberSA

      

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