If you are as fond of the outdoors as we are, you will probably find some of these links quite useful!
World Challenge – Members receive 15% discount.
Schools & Special Interest Groups
The Scout Outdoor Centre offers a specialist service, tailoring advice, equipment purchase and resourcing to suit your organisation. Whether you’re a school group or rescue team, we can assist you to outfit your members with the right gear for the job. If we don’t have it in stock that’s not a problem at all. With our extensive local, interstate and international network of suppliers we’re able to source equipment far and wide. Contact Jamie Fry who heads up our Commercial Division on (08) 8223 5544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bushwalking in South Australia
South Australia has the ideal climate and is the ideal location for bushwalking and walking for pleasure. With the Adelaide Hills only 20 minutes from town and scenic regions from the Flinders Ranges to Kangaroo Island, there’s a walk that suits just about every level of fitness. Before you set off visit the Scout Outdoor Centre and check out our extensive range of maps and books, packs, boots, walking poles, clothing and accessories.
The South Australian bushwalking season commences on the 15th of April every year and runs through to October. Contact any of these organisations for more information.
Adelaide Bushwalkers (ABW)
Opportunities for walking and other outdoor activities (from rock-climbing to conservation work). The club holds regular weekend overnight hikes and Sunday day-walks. www.adelaidebushwalkers.org
The Walking Federation of South Australia is the peak body representing bushwalkers in South Australia, currently with 40 member clubs and also a body of individual members. We work in conjunction with the Office for Recreation and Sport to promote walking as a healthy, life-long activity and to ensure that walkers have access to areas of high natural and scenic values. www.walkingsa.org.au
Friends of the Heysen Trail
Vertical Reality Climbing
The ultimate indoor climbing experience for beginners and experienced climbers.
Climbing Club of South Australia
A meeting point for climbers in South Australia. http://climbingclubsouthaustralia.asn.au
Uni SA Rock climbing club
Join the rock climbing club that’s really going places! If you need gear for your climbing adventures then drop into Scout Outdoor Centre. Check out the board in-store where climbers can display information about their activities or latest events. http://www.climbunisa.com.au
A wealth of information on the network of parks in South Australia maintained by the Department of Environment and Heritage.
Bushwalking Australia is the peak body representing walkers throughout Australia. www.bushwalkingaustralia.org
ARPA Bushwalkers (Australian Retired Persons Association) is for walkers over 50 years of age. www.arpabushwalkers.org.au
Bushwalking Leadership SA
Walking for fitness and pleasure
Phone (08) 8232 3944
See the World with Peregrine Travel Centre
Co-located upstairs in the Scout Outdoor Centre, Peregrine Travel Centre Adelaide specialise in small group adventure tours, walking and trekking tours and general travel worldwide.
Consultants are well travelled and provide first hand advice on adventures from exploring the Polar regions, trekking to Everest Base Camp, walking through the Annapurna, meeting the gorillas in Rwanda, cycling through France, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro or tackling the Kokoda trail. Whatever your adventure, we have most likely been there!
When you book your travel with Peregrine Travel Centre receive a 15% discount voucher to be used in the Scout Outdoor Centre.
Book a Geckos tour with Peregrine Travel Centre, and mention this post, to receive a $100 Scout Outdoor Centre voucher! www.peregrinetraveladelaide.com.au
Mawson Bike Trail
The Mawson Trail is Australia’s finest off road cycling trail. A 900 kilometre journey that takes you across the Adelaide hills, through rolling pastoral country and rambles alongside some of Australia’s premier wine country. Most of the ride is done on quiet country lanes, back roads, forest trails and single track that leaves the world behind and creates a very special ambiance of its own as it unwinds its way into the more remote outback areas of the Flinders Ranges. www.mawsontrailbiketours.com.au