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Adelaide Accommodated Trip: Easter Week


Trip Overview

Australia’s fifth largest capital city does not feature highly as a hiking destination. However, it is certainly worth a visit, with some beautiful beaches, fantastic food and wine and the mysterious Adelaide Hills. YHA Bushwalking has not ventured to Adelaide often. This trip will combine a selection of trips within Adelaide City and the surrounding country side. You have the choice of booking in for the whole trip, Part 1 only or Part 2 only:

Part 1: Thursday 28 March to Tuesday 2 April, 2024 (Easter)

Part 1 involves a selection of day hikes in and around Adelaide. Given the small size of Adelaide, these hikes may feel like an ‘urban hike’ or a ‘bushwalk’. Travel will be a mixture of public transport and taxi.

Part 2: Tuesday 2 April to Sunday 7 April, 2024

Part 2 involves a selection of day hikes further afield, generally involving an hour or so of driving using hire cars.


Trip leader and hike leader is Craig. Trip organiser and second in command is Doug.

For a copy of our trip flyer with full details of the trip, please contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button (see below).



We plan to stay in Adelaide for the entire trip. You will need to book and pay for your own accommodation.

You may wish to stay at Adelaide Central YHA. They have a variety of doubles, twins, dorms and private rooms. YHA hostels have generous cancellation policies; please check them for yourself. YHA hostels do have kitchen facilities, so you can self-cater if you wish. Any cancellations are between you and YHA Hostels.

Naturally, you can stay at a more upmarket place if you prefer. However, the hikes will begin from the hostel, so probably best to stay nearby.

If you would prefer to stay somewhere other than YHA, but would like to share with others to cut costs, then please reach out and I’ll put you in touch.



You will need to arrange your own transport to and from Adelaide. Flights are the best way to get there, although some of you may prefer the road less travelled and go by train or drive. Masochists can take a bus. Please make your own enquiries.

Part 1: Transport to and from the hikes will be a mixture of bus, train, tram and taxi, as the walks are in Adelaide’s metropolitan area. You will need to acquire a metroCARD, Adelaide’s ticketing system for public transport.

Part 2: Transport to and from the hikes will be hire cars, as these walks will be further afield. For this reason, the price for Part 2 will be $160 per person. Refer to Car Hire, below.

If anyone plans to drive their private car to Adelaide, they may do so, but we won’t be relying on using private cars for transport to and from hikes, due to the risk of the owner needing to cancel the trip at the last minute or becoming unwell during the trip.

Car Hire (part 2 only):

Car hire is required for four days: from Wednesday, 3 April to Saturday, 6 April. We have hired three mid-sized cars (such as Camrys, or small SUV’s) through Hertz.

YHA Bushwalking has a policy on car hire, which basically means we have designated drivers, we pay for no-excess insurance, and the cost is divided between all participants, regardless of whether they use the cars for each day or not. We have priced the trip on the assumption that we will have 12 to 15 people on the trip (4 to 5 people per car).

You will need to factor in an additional payment (allow $100 per person) to be made on the trip by you for fuel, additional driver fees, car parking (if any) and any other unforeseen car expenses.

ALL drivers will need to provide their details to the rental company, otherwise they will NOT be allowed to drive under any circumstances. If you offer to be a driver, it follows that you are expected to attend each hike (unless we have more than one driver per car, in which case a driver could have a rest day if another driver is doing the hike).


Itinerary and Walk Descriptions

Thursday, 28 March: Arrive in Adelaide; A dinner will be organised.

Friday, 29 March: Adelaide Urban Hike and River Torrens Linear Trail; 20 kms, 6-7 hrs, Medium.

Saturday, 30 March: Coast Park Walking Trail; Medium, distance and time to be determined on the day.

Sunday, 31 March: River Torrens Linear Trail – Adelaide Hills to City; Medium, distance and time to be determined on the day.

Monday, 1 April: Aldgate Valley Nature Walk (Valley of the Bandicoots); 14 kms, 4 hrs, Easy.

Tuesday, 2 April: Rest Day to do whatever you wish, e.g. visit restaurants, museums, art galleries, gardens and shops.

Wednesday, 3 April: Kersbrook Forest Reserve – Devils Nose Track; 16 kms, 6 hrs

Thursday, 4 April: Deep Creek National Park: Aaron Creek Hike; 11 kms, 6 hrs

Friday, 5 April: Mount Crawford Long Loop; 19 kms, 6 hrs

Saturday, 6 April: Simpson Loop Trail, Mount Lofty Ranges Trails, Kersbrook

Sunday, 7 April: Return home



Booking is required for this trip.

This event is aimed at adults, both in terms of the hikes and the dinner and drinks venues selected. Over 18s only please.

Please indicate what similar walks you have done recently (i.e. in the past few months) to give the leader confidence that you are capable of doing this one. Refer to Walking Grades which, in conjunction with the walk description, will help you assess whether you have the required walking fitness and experience to do these walks.

The Leader will confirm your acceptance on the walk, or not, via email. The leader will provide further trip details as the trip gets closer.

By booking into this event you acknowledge that you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.


Trip Price:
Part 1 only:

Members:  nil
Non-members: $10

Part 2 only:
Members:  $160 (hire car cost)
Non-members: $170 (hire car cost + $10 booking fee)

Whole Trip:
Members:  $160 (hire car cost)
Non-members: $170 (hire car cost + $10 booking fee)

Additional Costs:

You will need to pay for your:
• Accommodation, booked by you
• Transport to and from Adelaide, booked by you
• Public transport in Adelaide
• Additional payment for hire cars (allow $100 per person), as explained above
• Food, drinks, etc.


The trip price must be prepaid. You can pay by Paypal. If you are not a Paypal member, you can use Paypal to pay by credit or debit card.

If you need to cancel, please advise the leader as soon as possible, so that someone else has the opportunity.

If you have made your payment but need to cancel, we will only provide you with a refund if we can find a replacement for you.


What to Bring

• All the equipment, clothing, food and water you will need for the walks and overnight stays (refer Trip details above).

• To help manage the Covid risk, the following is useful: Hand Sanitiser, Face Mask(s), RAT test(s).

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details, or discuss with the leader.  If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this trip.


COVID-19 Requirements

  • You should not be attending this event if you are Covid-19 positive and/or are required to be in quarantine or isolation.
  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or are a contact of someone with Covid-19, please follow the instructions in the Coronavirus Victoria website.


Safety and Ambulance Insurance

We strongly recommend that you have Ambulance cover. For more details refer to: Joining a walk and your safety


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Activity Date(s)


March 28, 2024 9:00 pm


April 7, 2024 10:00 am







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