"Takes you places"

  • Gardens of Stone National Park

    Gardens of Stone National Park

  • Federation Peak, Tasmania

    Federation Peak, Tasmania

    © Trevor Jones

  • Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    © Jeremy Carter

  • 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

  • Heysen Trail extended walk - Quorn area

    Heysen Trail extended walk - Quorn area

  • Northern Flinders Ranges

    Northern Flinders Ranges

  • Heysen Trail extended walk – Northern Flinders Ranges

    Heysen Trail extended walk – Northern Flinders Ranges

  • Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

    Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

  • Deep Creek

    Deep Creek

  • New Member Weekend

    New Member Weekend

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
Thu 24th Sep Training Walk Thursday Mt Lofty night Walk -- every Thursday S E E
Sat 26th - Sun 27th Sep Multi-day Walk Gluepot Reserve M E E Q
Sat 3rd - Mon 5th Oct Multi-day Walk Grampians Peaks Trail: Halls Gap to Borough Huts M M E Q
Sat 10th - Sun 11th Oct Cycle Riverton to Clare Cycle Ride
Sat 24th - Sun 25th Oct Multi-day Walk Deep Creek Loop M M E Q
Sat 7th - Sun 8th Nov Day Walk Mt Crawford - CANCELLED M M M
Sat 28th Nov - Tue 1st Dec Multi-day Walk Cape Jervis to Victor Harbour M M E

Click on events below to reveal further info

Activity
Details
Date
Thu 24/9
Location
Thursday Mt Lofty night Walk -- every Thursday
Activity Type
Training Walk
Grading
S E E
Date
Sat 26/9 - Sun 27/9
Location
Gluepot Reserve
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M E E Q
Date
Sat 3/10 - Mon 5/10
Location
Grampians Peaks Trail: Halls Gap to Borough Huts
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M M E Q
Date
Sat 10/10 - Sun 11/10
Location
Riverton to Clare Cycle Ride
Activity Type
Cycle
Grading
Date
Sat 24/10 - Sun 25/10
Location
Deep Creek Loop
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M M E Q
Date
Sat 7/11 - Sun 8/11
Location
Mt Crawford - CANCELLED
Activity Type
Day Walk
Grading
M M M
Date
Sat 28/11 - Tue 1/12
Location
Cape Jervis to Victor Harbour
Activity Type
Multi-day Walk
Grading
M 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

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: Winter 2020

TANDANYA

Winter 2020

Our Winter 2020 edition is out, featuring:

  • The Search For Vanishing Falls-Attempt 2 - Trevor Jones
  • Reminiscences of a Tasmaniophile - John Bartlett
  • The Stirling Range High Traverse - Michael Round
  • The Hawker Hill Range And Its Surprising Pound - Michael Round
  • Bushwalk Over Space And Time And Discover South Australia’s Rockstars - Bruce Marquis
  • Flinders Ranges Reading-Three mid 19th Century Accounts - Michael Round

  • 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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