Outdoor Community


Life’s for living and what better way than to live it to the fullest. See what we’re into when we’re not inside the shop!

Trailblazer Challenge 2010

The Scout Outdoor Centre is an enthusiastic supporter of the Trailblazer Challenge, a unique team endurance event that raises funds for Operation Flinders and the Heart Foundation. The dates for the 2010 event have been set for October 8-9. So get cracking, organise a team, choose your distance, get into training and experience a walk with a difference. www.trailblazer.org.au

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 jamie@soc.com.au

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.

Parks SA

A wealth of information on the network of parks in South Australia maintained by the Department of Environment and Heritage.

Friends of the Heysen Trail


Walking SA

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

Bushwalking Australia

Bushwalking Australia is the peak body representing walkers throughout Australia. www.bushwalkingaustralia.org

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

WEA Ramblers Bushwalking Club

Hiking in areas in the conservation parks within a radius of 30km of Adelaide. members.optusnet.com.au/~gsmith5/

ARPA Bushwalkers

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!



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


 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