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  • 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 22nd Aug Wednesday Walk Dry Creek M E E
Sat 25th - Sun 26th Aug Multi-day Walk Palmer hills S M M
Wed 29th Aug Wednesday Walk Mt George/Bridgewater area S M E
Fri 31st Aug - Fri 14th Sep Extended Walk Central Pyrenees, Spain and France M M E
Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Sep Multi-day Walk Fleurieu Coastal Walk (Balquhidder to Petrel Cove) M E E Q
Wed 5th Sep Meeting 7.30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre - Guest speaker John O'Malley who developed the Kangaroo Island Wilderness trail
Sat 8th - Sun 9th Sep Multi-day Walk Mt Crawford Forest - FULL Member Register Here M E E Q
Sat 8th - Sun 9th Sep Multi-day Walk Mt Crawford Forest - PROSPECTIVE Members register here M E E Q
Sat 8th - Sun 16th Sep Multi-day Walk Moolooloo M E E
Wed 12th Sep Day Walk Anstey Hill Recreation park M M E
Sat 15th - Sun 16th Sep Multi-day Walk Second Valley Forest camping at Bedlam Flat M E E Q

Click on events below to reveal further info

Activity
Details
Date
Wed 22/8
Location
Dry Creek
Activity Type
Wednesday Walk
Grading
M E E
Date
Sat 25/8 - Sun 26/8
Location
Palmer hills
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
S M M
Date
Wed 29/8
Location
Mt George/Bridgewater area
Activity Type
Wednesday Walk
Grading
S M E
Date
Fri 31/8 - Fri 14/9
Location
Central Pyrenees, Spain and France
Activity Type
Extended Walk
Grading
M M E
Date
Sat 1/9 - Sun 2/9
Location
Fleurieu Coastal Walk (Balquhidder to Petrel Cove)
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M E E Q
Date
Wed 5/9
Location
7.30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre - Guest speaker John O'Malley who developed the Kangaroo Island Wilderness trail
Activity Type
Meeting
Date
Sat 8/9 - Sun 9/9
Location
Mt Crawford Forest - FULL Member Register Here
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M E E Q
Date
Sat 8/9 - Sun 9/9
Location
Mt Crawford Forest - PROSPECTIVE Members register here
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M E E Q
Date
Sat 8/9 - Sun 16/9
Location
Moolooloo
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M E E
Date
Wed 12/9
Location
Anstey Hill Recreation park
Activity Type
Day Walk
Grading
M M E
Date
Sat 15/9 - Sun 16/9
Location
Second Valley Forest camping at Bedlam Flat
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M E E Q

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

In late March this year Trevor Jones and Bruce Hood undertook a 13 day walk and paddle in an attempt to get to Vanishing Falls, in the SW National Park in Tasmania.

At Vanishing Falls, the Salisbury River flows over a dolerite plateau underlain by limestone. The river flows over the edge of the dolerite sill, a 70m drop, and drains straight into a cave system in the limestone. The above-ground channel downstream of the plunge pool flows only during floods.

The ...

Having become a regular hiker over the last few years, I felt the need to stretch myself a little further and try out some solo hiking. I have had the urge to go back to Tasmania after several trips had always left me feeling the desire to experience more of this beautiful part of the world. So when I had the opportunity to tackle the Three Capes Track in Tasmania alone – I jumped on it.

The trail is a 4 ...

Glenelg R cruisin’

Just as Charles Ryder “revisits” Brideshead castle in Evelyn Waugh’s famous novel, we were revisiting the Glenelg River, some 30 years after our initial sojourn. Ryder develops a close relationship with Brideshead, as we also had with multiple visits to the Glenelg River over the years. Our initial courtship started on a full moonlit night at Easter, and we had a midnight paddle on the limpid waters at Moleside camp that time.

Initially a group of 4 – ...

The Australian Alps Walking Trail (AAWT) begins in Walhalla, Victoria and traverses the high peaks and plateaus of the Australian Alps to finish at Tharwa near Canberra covering a distance of about around 700kms. The trail passes through five remote wilderness areas with some parts undefined or overgrown and poorly marked so good navigation skills and equipment are essential.

There are no general stores or accommodation along the way apart from Mt Hotham and Thredbo Alpine resorts and there may be ...


  • 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

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