Takes you places

  • Hidden Gorge, Mt Remarkable National Park

    Hidden Gorge, Mt Remarkable National Park

    © Lee Marling

  • Gardens of Stone National Park

    Gardens of Stone National Park

  • Federation Peak, Tasmania

    Federation Peak, Tasmania

    © Trevor Jones

  • Crisp Gorge, Flinders Ranges

    Crisp Gorge, Flinders Ranges

  • Canoe Tree, River Murray

    Canoe Tree, River Murray

    © Richard Bowey

  • Aroona Hut

    Aroona Hut

  • 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 2nd Aug Meeting 7.30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre. Guest speaker: Darren and James from Scout Outdoor
Thu 3rd Aug Training Walk Mt Lofty S M M
Sun 6th Aug Day Walk Scott Creek CP M M M
Wed 9th Aug Wednesday Walk Lynton and Eden Hills area M E E
Sat 12th - Sat 19th Aug Extended Walk Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park M H M
Mon 14th - Mon 28th Aug Extended Walk Larapinta Trail, NT M M E Q
Wed 23rd Aug Wednesday Walk Cleland Wild Life Park S E E
Wed 30th Aug Wednesday Walk Craigburn Farm and Sturt Gorge area M M E
Fri 1st - Fri 15th Sep Extended Walk Deadman Canyon, Sequoia National Park, California, USA M M E
Wed 6th Sep Meeting 7.30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre
Fri 8th - Sun 10th Sep Multi-day Walk Strathalbyn area M E E
Sat 9th - Sat 16th Sep Extended Walk PARACHILNA to the POUND L M E

Click on events below to reveal further info

Activity
Details
Date
Wed 2/8
Location
7.30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre. Guest speaker: Darren and James from Scout Outdoor
Activity Type
Meeting
Date
Thu 3/8
Location
Mt Lofty
Activity Type
Training Walk
Grading
S M M
Date
Sun 6/8
Location
Scott Creek CP
Activity Type
Day Walk
Grading
M M M
Date
Wed 9/8
Location
Lynton and Eden Hills area
Activity Type
Wednesday Walk
Grading
M E E
Date
Sat 12/8 - Sat 19/8
Location
Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
Activity Type
Extended Walk
Grading
M H M
Date
Mon 14/8 - Mon 28/8
Location
Larapinta Trail, NT
Activity Type
Extended Walk
Grading
M M E Q
Date
Wed 23/8
Location
Cleland Wild Life Park
Activity Type
Wednesday Walk
Grading
S E E
Date
Wed 30/8
Location
Craigburn Farm and Sturt Gorge area
Activity Type
Wednesday Walk
Grading
M M E
Date
Fri 1/9 - Fri 15/9
Location
Deadman Canyon, Sequoia National Park, California, USA
Activity Type
Extended Walk
Grading
M M E
Date
Wed 6/9
Location
7.30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre
Activity Type
Meeting
Date
Fri 8/9 - Sun 10/9
Location
Strathalbyn area
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M E E
Date
Sat 9/9 - Sat 16/9
Location
PARACHILNA to the POUND
Activity Type
Extended Walk
Grading
L M E

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

InReach Explorer Satellite Communicator: How-to Guides

The Club’s InReach Satellite Communicator can be borrowed at no charge when used for club activities***. It can be used to send and receive messages (via SMS or email); plan, track, navigate and share your trip and — if necessary — trigger an SOS and then correspond with emergency services.

100 percent global Iridium satellite coverage enables 2-way text messaging to any mobile phone number or email address from anywhere in the world. Interactive SOS with the ...
Some years ago, the publication of the Abels - the list of Tasmania’s peaks with at least 1100m elevation and 150m or more of prominence - prompted me to make a similar listing for the Flinders Ranges. The first task was to decide on the lower limits for elevation and prominence and I set these at 700m and 150m. Despite the 400m difference in elevation limit between the two lists, the same minimum value for prominence was used and this reflects the fact that, with few exceptions, the peaks in both regions rise a similar height above their surroundings.
For me, it's South Australia. While I'll be sharing my experiences here in SA with you, really I'm hoping to encourage you all to appreciate what you have on your doorstep, wherever it is you live.
There can be few things more disruptive on a bushwalk than the rallying cries of an apparently anxious leader at some ungodly hour of the morning. Why some of them persist with this morning ritual is a mystery because, aside from being just plain irritating, it rarely seems to achieve the desired outcome. And let’s face it, if the countdown stated at 60 minutes, some of us still wouldn’t be ready to leave on time! The worse example that comes to mind happened on a club walk a few years ago.

  • Webb Gap to Burra Road on the Heysen Trail

    Webb Gap to Burra Road on the Heysen Trail

    © Arjunan

  • Waukarie Creek Camp site on the Heysen Trail

    Waukarie Creek Camp site on the Heysen Trail

    © Arjunan

  • Trevor & Tracy, Gardens of Stone National Park

    Trevor & Tracy, Gardens of Stone National Park

    © Bruce Hood

  • Tales around the campfire, ABW June long weekend

    Tales around the campfire, ABW June long weekend

    © Mal Watt

  • Smiles after a hard day at the Arch, Grampians

    Smiles after a hard day at the Arch, Grampians

    © Trevor Jones

  • Sammi Lanyon on the Walk the Yorke

    Sammi Lanyon on the Walk the Yorke

  • Planking on the Acropolis

    Planking on the Acropolis

    © Sean Bryant

  • Pagoda Country, Wollemi National Park

    Pagoda Country, Wollemi National Park

    © Trevor Jones

  • Mountains

    Mountains

    © Maggie

  • Grampians Long Weekend

    Grampians Long Weekend

    © Sammi Lanyon

  • Flinders Ranges landscape

    Flinders Ranges landscape

    © Dean Johnson

  • Flinders Ranges landscape

    Flinders Ranges landscape

    © Ben Trainor

  • Eagle, Oraparinna Creek, Flinders Ranges

    Eagle, Oraparinna Creek, Flinders Ranges

    © Mal Watt

  • Dinner time at Gluepot

    Dinner time at Gluepot

    © Sean Bryant

  • Crisp Gorge, Flinders Ranges

    Crisp Gorge, Flinders Ranges

    © Mal Watt

  • Bruce and Eddie (our guide) in the Sumatran jungle

    Bruce and Eddie (our guide) in the Sumatran jungle

    © Trevor Jones

  • Aroona Hut

    Aroona Hut

    © Dean Johnson

  • Happy ABW larksters at Alligator Gorge

    Happy ABW larksters at Alligator Gorge

    © Dean Johnson

Adelaide Bushwalkers