Takes you places

  • Gardens of Stone National Park

    Gardens of Stone National Park

  • Heysen Trail extended walk – Quorn area

    Heysen Trail extended walk – Quorn area

  • Federation Peak, Tasmania

    Federation Peak, Tasmania

    © Trevor Jones

  • Northern Flinders Ranges

    Northern Flinders Ranges

  • Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    © Jeremy Carter

  • Heysen Trail extended walk – Northern Flinders Ranges

    Heysen Trail extended walk – Northern Flinders Ranges

  • The Arch, Grampians, Victoria

    The Arch, Grampians, Victoria

    © Mark Proctor

  • Kangaroo Island Wilderness trail

    Kangaroo Island Wilderness trail

  • Flinders Chase Coastal Trek, Kangaroo Island

    Flinders Chase Coastal Trek, Kangaroo Island

    © Jeremy Carter

  • Blinman Pools, Flinders Ranges

    Blinman Pools, Flinders Ranges

    © Gabrielle McMahon

  • Deep Creek

    Deep Creek

  • Creek gorge, the Bunkers, Flinders Ranges

    Creek gorge, the Bunkers, Flinders Ranges

    © Jeremy Carter

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
Sun 24th Feb - Mon 4th Mar Extended Walk Mt Aspiring NP NZ M H M
Mon 25th Feb - Tue 5th Mar Extended Walk Snowy Mountains, NSW M M M
Wed 27th Feb Wednesday Walk Adelaide Botanic Garden and Torrens River area S
Wed 6th Mar Meeting 7.30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre. Guest Speaker Andrew Black, Birds SA
Fri 8th - Fri 15th Mar Extended Walk Bogong High Plains M M M
Wed 13th Mar Wednesday Walk Hallett Cove M M E
Wed 27th Mar Wednesday Walk Sturt Gorge RP S M E
Wed 3rd Apr Meeting 7.30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre - inhouse guest speakers
Sat 6th - Sun 7th Apr Multi-day Walk Mt Crawford Forest M E E Q
Wed 10th Apr Wednesday Walk Hahndorf UBD 147 G 16 S E E
Sun 14th Apr Social Walking SA Hiking Expo 2019 - Belair S E E
Fri 19th - Sun 28th Apr Multi-day Walk Great Ocean Walk, Apollo Bay to Twelve Apostles M E M Q

Click on events below to reveal further info

Activity
Details
Date
Sun 24/2 - Mon 4/3
Location
Mt Aspiring NP NZ
Activity Type
Extended Walk
Grading
M H M
Date
Mon 25/2 - Tue 5/3
Location
Snowy Mountains, NSW
Activity Type
Extended Walk
Grading
M M M
Date
Wed 27/2
Location
Adelaide Botanic Garden and Torrens River area
Activity Type
Wednesday Walk
Grading
S
Date
Wed 6/3
Location
7.30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre. Guest Speaker Andrew Black, Birds SA
Activity Type
Meeting
Date
Fri 8/3 - Fri 15/3
Location
Bogong High Plains
Activity Type
Extended Walk
Grading
M M M
Date
Wed 13/3
Location
Hallett Cove
Activity Type
Wednesday Walk
Grading
M M E
Date
Wed 27/3
Location
Sturt Gorge RP
Activity Type
Wednesday Walk
Grading
S M E
Date
Wed 3/4
Location
7.30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre - inhouse guest speakers
Activity Type
Meeting
Date
Sat 6/4 - Sun 7/4
Location
Mt Crawford Forest
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M E E Q
Date
Wed 10/4
Location
Hahndorf UBD 147 G 16
Activity Type
Wednesday Walk
Grading
S E E
Date
Sun 14/4
Location
Walking SA Hiking Expo 2019 - Belair
Activity Type
Social
Grading
S E E
Date
Fri 19/4 - Sun 28/4
Location
Great Ocean Walk, Apollo Bay to Twelve Apostles
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M E M 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 ...


Tandanya magazine: Summer 2018

TANDANYA

Summer 2018

Our Summer 2018 edition is out, featuring:

  • Walking In The Central Pyrenees by Lee Marling
  • New Member Reflections by Hannah Wang
  • Three British Peaks by Alex Donald
  • Walking in the Western Gammons by Ray Hickman

  • 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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