Takes you places

  • Hidden Gorge, Mt Remarkable National Park

    Hidden Gorge, Mt Remarkable National Park

    © Lee Marling

  • Federation Peak, Tasmania

    Federation Peak, Tasmania

    © Trevor Jones

  • Canoe Tree, River Murray

    Canoe Tree, River Murray

    © Richard Bowey

  • Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    © Jeremy Carter

  • Hidden Gorge, Mt Remarkable National Park

    Hidden Gorge, Mt Remarkable National Park

    © Lee Marling

  • The Arch, Grampians, Victoria

    The Arch, Grampians, Victoria

    © Mark Proctor

  • Flinders Chase Coastal Trek, Kangaroo Island

    Flinders Chase Coastal Trek, Kangaroo Island

    © Jeremy Carter

  • Blinman Pools, Flinders Ranges

    Blinman Pools, Flinders Ranges

    © Gabrielle McMahon

  • Creek gorge, the Bunkers, Flinders Ranges

    Creek gorge, the Bunkers, Flinders Ranges

    © Jeremy Carter

  • Larapinta Trail, Central Australia

    Larapinta Trail, Central Australia

Adelaide Bushwalkers – home page

Adelaide Bushwalkers is a hiking club enjoying multi-day hikes carrying packs & camping, day walks, kayaking, cycling and other activities, near Adelaide, South Australia & interstate.

Upcoming Hikes & Activities

A selection of our upcoming Activity Program is below.

Date/s Activity Type Name / Location Grading
Wed 27th Jul Wednesday Walk Burnside walking trails - Mt Osmond/Burnside M M E
Thu 28th Jul Training Walk Mt Lofty S M E
Sat 30th - Sun 31st Jul New Members Weekend Mount Crawford Forest - Starkey's Campground (Ponderosa) S E E Q
Wed 3rd Aug Meeting 7:30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre
Thu 4th Aug Training Walk Mt Lofty S M E
Fri 5th - Sun 7th Aug Multi-day Walk Pichi Richi M E E Q
Sat 6th - Sat 13th Aug Conservation Project Gum Creek S M
Sat 6th - Sat 13th Aug Extended Walk Heysen Trail Camp 2 - Quorn M H M
Tue 9th - Sun 21st Aug Multi-day Walk Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National Park, California M M E
Wed 10th Aug Wednesday Walk Coromandel Valley - Hawthorndene M E E
Sat 13th - Sun 14th Aug Multi-day Walk Walk the Yorke Trail, Yorke Peninsula M E E Q

Click on events below to reveal further info

Activity
Details
Date
Wed 27/7
Location
Burnside walking trails - Mt Osmond/Burnside
Activity Type
Wednesday Walk
Grading
M M E
Date
Thu 28/7
Location
Mt Lofty
Activity Type
Training Walk
Grading
S M E
Date
Sat 30/7 - Sun 31/7
Location
Mount Crawford Forest - Starkey's Campground (Ponderosa)
Activity Type
New Members Weekend
Grading
S E E Q
Date
Wed 3/8
Location
7:30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre
Activity Type
Meeting
Date
Thu 4/8
Location
Mt Lofty
Activity Type
Training Walk
Grading
S M E
Date
Fri 5/8 - Sun 7/8
Location
Pichi Richi
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M E E Q
Date
Sat 6/8 - Sat 13/8
Location
Gum Creek
Activity Type
Conservation Project
Grading
S M
Date
Sat 6/8 - Sat 13/8
Location
Heysen Trail Camp 2 - Quorn
Activity Type
Extended Walk
Grading
M H M
Date
Tue 9/8 - Sun 21/8
Location
Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National Park, California
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M M E
Date
Wed 10/8
Location
Coromandel Valley - Hawthorndene
Activity Type
Wednesday Walk
Grading
M E E
Date
Sat 13/8 - Sun 14/8
Location
Walk the Yorke Trail, Yorke Peninsula
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M E E Q

New Members Weekend

New Members Weekend

Sat 30 July - Sun 31 July 2016, Mt Crawford Forest

This weekend is aimed at new members to Adelaide Bushwalkers and offers an introduction to all things bushwalking including tips on gear, food, bush hygiene and safety.

Hiking gear for hire at reasonable rates. Try out gear before you buy your own.

Checklist of equipment, food ideas, water, first aid list, rules, minimal impact bushwalking and what to do if you get lost.

Joining ABW takes you to new places you may never have heard of, off the beaten track, and to have new experiences.

Meetings 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month, in the hall at the North Adelaide Community Centre.

From Our Blog

The final frontier… starts at your feet! I have to agree. There has never been a more exciting time to be a light-weight bushwalker. Gone are the days of the heavy and cumbersome canvas packs and huge and bulky tents. The quality and technology of even the humble sleeping mattress has finally reached space-age status with the application of high-tech lightweight materials and special insulation coatings.

These days, we are surrounded by excellent technical resources – both material and informational – ...

A campervan trip around Tasmania was the catalyst for my joining ABW. After several days of hiking near Cradle Mountain with some friends there was talk of the Overland Track and I thought that sounded like a great goal to aim for. I did some research and decided that ABW looked like the best group to join to work towards my goal whilst enjoying some of the walks available around South Australia as well. My first club walk was the new member’s weekend in Kuipto.
I joined ABW in May 2015 with previous experience camping and hiking, albeit very separate activities. Turning the big ‘4-0’ prompted me to set a new personal challenge and as I sat in the cinema watching ‘Wild’, I decided overnight hiking was going to be my new ‘thing’. I started trawling the internet for a hiking group abundant with good looking, successful, well dressed 40 year old single males ….but I found ABW instead.
Renowned art photographer, Harold Cazneaux, probably is best known in South Australia for his 1937 photograph of a large old river red gum near Wilpena Pound. Cazneaux titled the photo “Spirit of endurance”. Since 1991 when Cazneaux’s grandson, Dick Smith, funded a plaque on site, the location of the tree near Wilpena Creek has been easy to find.

  • Mount Falkland sunset, Flinders Ranges

    Mount Falkland sunset, Flinders Ranges

    © Trevor Jones

  • Mr Action Trevor Jones on Lots Wife

    Mr Action Trevor Jones on Lots Wife

    © Mike Round

  • Mt Falkland

    Mt Falkland

    © Sean Bryant

  • Coffin Bay

    Coffin Bay

    © Dean Johnson

  • Mt Misery

    Mt Misery

    © Sammi Lanyon

  • John's outlook from Mt Falkland

    John's outlook from Mt Falkland

    © Mark Proctor

  • Tracy planking on the Acropolis

    Tracy planking on the Acropolis

    © Sean Bryant

  • Mt Anne

    Mt Anne

    © Arjunan

  • Kuitpo Forest

    Kuitpo Forest

    © Tina Jameson

  • Central Plateau

    Central Plateau

    © Trevor Jones

  • Lonely tarns

    Lonely tarns

    © Arjunan

  • Happy ABW larksters at Alligator Gorge

    Happy ABW larksters at Alligator Gorge

    © Dean Johnson

Adelaide Bushwalkers