Takes you places

People of ABW

2016 Photo Competition

Our annual photograph competition and Christmas social meeting was held this week, and we had a great selection of photos from members.

Mark Proctor, Life Member of Adelaide Bushwalkers

The following is the text of a letter to the Committee from Life Member, John Bartlett recommending Mark Proctor for Honorary Life Membership.

Reflections of a New Member

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.

The New Member Experience

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.

2015 Photo Competition

Our annual photograph competition and Christmas social meeting was held this week, and we had a great selection of photos from members.

2014 Photo Competition

Our annual photo competition garnered 96 entries across six categories. There was a tremendous range of top quality photos from ABW activities, and from member's hikes all over the world including India, China, New Zealand and Turkey.

70 Years of Bushwalking

A reflection on a life of bushwalking and joining the Adelaide Bushwalkers.

Wednesday Walks

In an article of mine in Tandanya, Summer 2012, I gave details of how the Wednesday Walks are organised and run. Here I expound on that.

Life Members of Adelaide Bushwalkers

A list of life members of Adelaide Bushwalkers - rewarded for their contribution to the club.



West Lakes, 26 Nov
Along Dry Creek, 29 Nov
West Lakes, 13 Dec
Remote First Aid Training - Morialta Cons Park, 18 Dec - 20 Dec
Australian Alps Walking Trail- Part 3. Thredbo to Tharwa, 3 Mar 18 - 23 Mar 18
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.
Meetings 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month, in the hall at the North Adelaide Community Centre.
Joining ABW takes you to new places you may never have heard of, off the beaten track, and to have new experiences.