Welcome to ARPA Bushwalkers

Backpack BadgeThe ARPA Bushwalkers is an activity sub-group of the ARPA Active over 50s Association (SA) Inc. With over five hundred members we are one of the largest walking groups in South Australia.

ARPA was established in 1981 to provide a wide range of activities and services for the “active over 50s”. It is a non-profit, voluntary organisation with a current active membership of about three thousand. Membership is open to anyone over 50.

Each month the Bushwalkers organise over twenty day walks in and around Adelaide. The walks range from gentle 2 to 3 hour strolls to challenging 5 to 6 hour hikes. A number of camps are held each year within Australia with a range of different walks each day. Camps are also used as a way of completing long distance trails such as the Heysen Trail. Occasionally camps are held overseas. The club also encourages members to support various friends groups such as Scott Creek or Sturt Gorge and attend their weeding days.

All the walks and camps are organised by members on a voluntary basis. Members are all over fifty, many well into their eighties, but this is a vibrant group which inspires confidence in life’s possibilities.

Who can join?

ARPA Bushwalkers are part of ARPA Active over 50s and therefore membership is only available to financial members of the Association. Anyone over 50 can join and any active ARPA member can be a member of the Bushwalkers group.

Visitors are always welcome. You can come on two or three walks as a visitor to find out what a friendly bunch we are and try the different grades. Please start with a C or D walk.

If you decide to walk regularly with the Bushwalkers, you will need to join both ARPA and the Bushwalking Group. Feel free to contact us via the Contact page.

To download membership forms please go to the Membership page.

Details of membership of ARPA can also be obtained from:
ARPA office (Office hours: Tue-Fri 10 – 4)
Mezzanine floor 54 Currie Street
Adelaide, South Australia
Telephone: 08 8211 9711
Fax: 08 8211 9244.