Hikes & Activities
Activities encompass day hikes, walks, bushwalks, multi-day treks, kayaking, canoeing, cycling and social events.
Upcoming Hikes & ActivitiesA selection of our upcoming Activity Program is below.
|Date/s||Activity Type||Name / Location||Grading|
|Thu 17th Aug||Training Walk||Mt Lofty||S M M|
|Wed 23rd Aug||Wednesday Walk||Cleland Wild Life Park||S E E|
|Thu 24th Aug||Training Walk||Mt Lofty||S M M|
|Wed 30th Aug||Wednesday Walk||Craigburn Farm and Sturt Gorge area||M M E|
|Thu 31st Aug||Training Walk||Mt Lofty||S M M|
|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|
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Participating in Hikes & Activities
To participate in an activity, you need to be a Member or a Casual Participant.
|Day Walk||Hike of 6-8 hours duration|
|Multi-day Walk||Hike over multiple days, carrying a pack with a tent, clothing, food and water (weighing around 18 kg for a weekend walk), and camping overnight|
|Extended Walk||Longer multi-day walk, around 5-10 days|
|Wednesday Walk||A day walk of usually 3 to 4 hours duration running year-round. Between November and March these walks start at 8:30am. Between April and October they start at 9:30am. A walk will be cancelled if the forecast temperature for Adelaide is 32 degC or higher|
|Cycle||Single or multi-day bicycle ride|
|Kayak/Canoe||Single or multi-day kayak or canoe trip|
|New Members Weekend||Open to new and recently joined members, covering the basics of bushwalking including gear, clothing, food and basic navigation|
|Meeting||1st Wednesday of the month, includes a guest speaker. More info about meetings|
|Annual General Meeting|
|Activity Type||Description||Activity Type||Description|
|Day Walk||Hike of 6-8 hours duration||Multi-day Walk||Hike over multiple days, carrying a pack with a tent, clothing, food and water (weighing around 18 kg for a weekend walk), and camping overnight|
|Extended Walk||Longer multi-day walk, around 5-10 days||Wednesday Walk||A day walk of usually 3 to 4 hours duration running year-round. Between November and March these walks start at 8:30am. Between April and October they start at 9:30am. A walk will be cancelled if the forecast temperature for Adelaide is 32 degC or higher|
|Cycle||Single or multi-day bicycle ride||Kayak/Canoe||Single or multi-day kayak or canoe trip|
|Training Walk||New Members Weekend||Open to new and recently joined members, covering the basics of bushwalking including gear, clothing, food and basic navigation|
|Meeting||1st Wednesday of the month, includes a guest speaker.||Meeting||1st Wednesday of the month, includes a guest speaker.|
|Annual General Meeting|
Walks are generally classified in order of difficulty using the coding system below, allowing walkers to decide which walks are within their capabilities. A walk may be classified e.g. L/M/E – Q. This would mean long distances, some uphill work, mainly on tracks and a Q means it is a qualifying walk. Members unsure of their fitness level should start at the easier end of the program and work their way up to their own level.
|S||Short, 10km or less||E||Undulating||E||Track or open ground (4 kph+)||Q||Prospective Member can use towards qualifying for Full Membership|
|M||Medium, 10-20km||M||Steep||M||Medium scrub (2-4 kph)|
|L||Long, over 20km||H||Very steep or exposed||H||Heavy scrub/rock (0-2 kph)|
Q: Prospective Member can use towards qualifying for Full Membership
Distance and climb are approximate only based on the leaders best estimate.
If you are a Prospective Member, always check with the leader who can advise whether the walk is suitable.
If you have a medical problem (eg. epilepsy, diabetes, asthma etc) which may require emergency medication please, advise the trip leader before arranging to go on the walk.
Day walks are usually ½ to 1 hour drive from Adelaide and include:
Sunday walks usually start around 9.00am and finish late afternoon and include a stop for lunch. Wednesday walks usually start around 9:00am and finish around 4:00pm.
Leaders generally talk about their Sunday and Wednesday walks at the meeting preceding the walk.
Weekend walk destinations include:
Long Weekend Walks
The club organises two popular bus trips over the June and October long weekends.
Members can choose from four or five different walks including a base camp. The bus trips are seen as a highlight of the walking year and it pays to book early.
Long weekend walk destinations include:
Week Long Walks
Longer walks (1 week or more) may be to:
Canoeing and Kayaking
Popular canoeing destinations include the Glenelg River near Nelson in Victoria and the River Murray near Renmark.
New Member Weekends
The club holds one or two new member weekends per year. They cover the basics of bushwalking including gear, clothes, food and basic navigation. More importantly these weekends allow newer members to meet and socialise both with each other and the more experienced members of the club.
These weekends are open to new and recently joined members. Some Full Members also join in to share their experiences. New Member Weekends are listed in the walks program.
Transport to and from the walk, in most cases, is by private car. Passengers are therefore expected to treat the vehicle in which they have been invited to travel with due respect and contribute towards the cost of the trip. Do not commit yourself to a trip unless you are positive you are going to attend. Pulling out after you have arranged transport means that others are going to have to pay extra to cover your costs.
The following formula for sharing petrol costs is generally accepted by club members. The cost of petrol is shared amongst the passengers, as the car owner/driver must pay for servicing, repairs and registration. Please allow to pay your share according to these formulas unless alternative arrangements have been made: