Big Heart Adventures wellness and walking tours

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Big Heart Adventures is a family owned walking company providing wellness walks, nature therapy, forest bathing, ocean therapy and walking tours. Based in Adelaide, Big Heart Adventures aims to improve the world through active travel and wellness experiences. Each walking tour and event aims to raise community and self-awareness. Their people are big-hearted, adventure-loving, and experienced travellers and trekkers.

What they do is connect you with yourself, the natural environment, and the walking community. They do this by providing authentic walking experiences locally and abroad, with a focus on your well-being, fitness, and confidence. A strong emphasis is placed on personal development and positive mental health outcomes through nature. Their wellness walks and tours cater for all abilities (beginner level to advanced trekkers), so there are plenty of options available and no pressure.

Big Heart Adventures’ focus is to provide the best opportunity for others to grow personally while reaching their walking goals. They provide a pathway to reach your walking goals, while having a laugh, making new friends, and re-charging mentally along the way.

Facilities

Service Types

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Food and Wine Tours Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours Walking and Biking Tours Broadband Internet Access

Fitness

Basic High Moderate

Membership

Council of Australian Tour Operators Tourism Industry Council of SA

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation Camp/Adventure Activity Accreditation Program COVID Clean Practicing Business EcoStar Accreditation

Services

From $200 to $985

Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself, in Yorke Peninsula and Narungga Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to Yorke Peninsula also possible.

Travel in a small group (max 11) in comfortable private transport to beautiful Yorke Peninsula. Once there you will walk sections of gorgeous Walk The Yorke trails.

Each night, staying in comfortable accommodation. As-well as enjoying tasty food and delicious 2 course dinners. Allowing time to relax and connect with yourself and other like-minded women.

This trip is perfect for beginners (able to walk up to 13km) and requires a basic level of fitness.

All meals and snacks are included plus a local winery visit with tastings.

This is a fully supported and guided pack-free wellness adventure. Including private transport and transfers on and off the trail each day to nearby quiet accommodation.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

$50

Experience the healing benefits through ocean therapy.

We offer nature therapy experiences on Kaurna Country. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands in which we visit.

Our nature therapy ‘ocean therapy’ experiences in Adelaide occur along a quiet and picturesque beach location. Our meeting point has carparking and bathroom facilities nearby.

Each small group experience includes slow mindful walking along sand dune and beach. The sand dune walk is through coastal vegetation on a compacted trail. Invitations to connect with nature and a tea ceremony with snacks are also included. Each sessions duration is around 2.5 to 3 hours. And all experiences are facilitated by our certified nature therapy guide.

Nature offers a unique therapy that gives us the opportunity to slow us down, deepen our connection to the earth and heighten the senses.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre event due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund.

Visit our website for full details.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $200 to $860

Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself, at the Flinders Ranges in Nukunu and Banggarla Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to the Southern Flinders Rangers also possible.

Travel in a small group (max 11) in comfortable private transport to spectacular Southern Flinders Ranges. Once there you will walk through ancient landscapes on bush trails. Each night, staying in comfortable accommodation. As-well as enjoying tasty food and delicious 2 course dinners. Allowing time for daily yoga, to relax and connect with yourself and other like-minded women.

This trip requires a good level of fitness. Also, we recommend you do some hilly walks (up to 12km) beforehand to maximise your enjoyment of the climbs and views.

This is a fully supported and guided pack-free wellness adventure. Including private transport and transfers on and off the trail each day to nearby quiet accommodation.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

From $200 to $1390

Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself, on the Fleurieu Peninsula in Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to Fleurieu Peninsula also possible.

Travel in a small group (max 11) in comfortable private transport to stunning Fleurieu Peninsula. Once there you will walk sections of dramatic coastal and bushland trails. Including the Heysen trail. Each night, staying in comfortable accommodation. As-well as enjoying tasty food and delicious 2 course dinners. Allowing time to relax, daily yoga and connect with yourself and other like-minded women.

This trip is perfect for beginners (able to walk up to 12km) and requires a basic level of fitness.

All meals and snacks are included plus yoga sessions are included each day.

This is a fully supported and guided pack-free wellness adventure. Including private transport and transfers on and off the trail each day to nearby quiet accommodation.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

From $400 to $1690

Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself, in the Flinders Ranges and Nukunu, Banggarla and Adnamathyna Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to the Northern Flinders Rangers also possible.

Travel in a small group (max 11) in comfortable private transport to spectacular Northern Flinders Ranges. Once there you will walk through ancient landscapes on bush trails. Including the Heysen trail. Each night, staying in comfortable accommodation. As-well as enjoying tasty food and delicious 2 course dinners. Allowing time to relax and connect with yourself and other like-minded women.

Plus, included is a cultural walk with an Adnamathyna guide.

This trip requires a good level of fitness. Also, we recommend you do some hilly walks (up to 12km) beforehand to maximise your enjoyment of the climbs and views.

This is a fully supported and guided pack-free wellness adventure. Including private transport and transfers on and off the trail each day to nearby quiet accommodation.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

From $200 to $1590

Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself, in Clare Valley on Ngadjuri Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to Clare Valley also possible.

Your wellness activities include daily yoga, nature therapy (Forest Bathing), a native food + culture masterclass, and a paint and plonk session. Plus guided pack-free walking on easy trails each day amongst bushland and between wineries.

At night you stay in quiet and comfortable accommodation away from busy streets. This historic accommodation is where you will enjoy relaxation and freshly cooked meals.

Travel in a small group (max 11) in comfortable private transport. As-well as enjoying tasty food and delicious 2 course dinners. Allowing time and space to relax and connect with yourself and other like-minded women.

All adventures are professionally led by our qualified and experienced female bushwalking leaders and yoga instructors. So ladies, it’s time to walk Clare Valley with us!

This trip requires a basic level of fitness.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

$450

An opportunity to accompany your daughter (or granddaughter/niece) on an overnight camping adventure.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Take the time to share the challenge and fun, and help your Strong Daughter appreciate her strength, resilience and personal capability. These events are aimed for girls aged 9-14 and encourage outdoor skills and knowledge building.

Strong Daughters and their mums (grandmothers/aunties) will hike 12km over 2 days carrying belongings in a backpack, along undulating bush and forest trails. Activities include learning to build a simple shelter, erecting tents, camp cooking, wristband making, campfire skills, safe hiking techniques and more. A backup vehicle is on hand to carry heavy or excess items so only a comfortable weight is carried in the backpacks.

All adventures are lead by a peer mentor and an experienced female outdoor leader. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.

We supply backpacks, 2 person tents, sleeping bags and liners, sleeping mats, cooking stoves and fuel, meals, snacks, drinks, and all materials for the activities.

Visit our website for full details.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$450

An opportunity to accompany your daughter (or granddaughter/niece) on an overnight camping adventure.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Take the time to share the challenge and fun, and help your Strong Daughter appreciate her strength, resilience and personal capability. These events are aimed for girls aged 9-14 and encourage outdoor skills and knowledge building.

Strong Daughters and their mums (grandmothers/aunties) will hike 12km over 2 days carrying belongings in a backpack, along undulating bush and forest trails. Activities include learning to build a simple shelter, erecting tents, camp cooking, wristband making, campfire skills, safe hiking techniques and more. A backup vehicle is on hand to carry heavy or excess items so only a comfortable weight is carried in the backpacks.

All adventures are lead by a peer mentor and an experienced outdoor leader. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.

We supply backpacks, 2 person tents, sleeping bags and liners, sleeping mats, cooking stoves and fuel, meals, snacks, drinks, and all materials for the activities.

Visit our website for full details.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$395

Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself at Mount Crawford Forest on Peramangk Country.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

This Micro Adventure brings beautiful trails, fun and adventure over 2 days. It includes walking a section of the Heysen Trail.

This Micro Adventures involves carrying a 60-75 litre backpack on moderately challenging trails and camping overnight. On this overnight hike we teach you how to manage your backpack, erect a tent, and cook a light weight meal. We also share hiking tips along the way.

Professionally led by our qualified and experienced female bushwalking leaders – ladies, it’s time to overnight hike with us.

Visit our website for details.

Disabled Access

$395

Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself at Kuitpo Forest on Kaurna Country.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Join us for a weekend micro-adventure in Kuitpo Forest. Perfect opportunity for women hikers wanting to carry what they need to be self sufficient but lack the gear, or perhaps for those wanting to feel the satisfaction of achieving an overnight hike for the first time.

This Micro Adventures involves carrying a 60-75 litre backpack on moderately challenging trails and camping overnight. On this overnight hike we teach you how to manage your backpack, erect a tent, and cook a light weight meal. We also share hiking tips along the way.

We supply the gear, including backpacks, tents, sleeping mattress, thermal underlay, stove, fuel, and food. You will need rain proof clothing and warm layers and/or sun protection depending on the weather forecast.

Professionally led by our qualified and experienced female bushwalking leaders – ladies, it’s time to overnight hike with us.

Visit our website for details.

Disabled Access

From $500 to $2250

Challenge | Discover | Fulfil, in beautiful Yorke Peninsula on Narungga Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to Yorke Peninsula also possible.

Travel in a small group (max 10) in comfortable private transport to beautiful Yorke Peninsula. Once there you will hike sections of gorgeous coastal and bushland trails along Walk The Yorke. Each night, staying in comfortable accommodation. As-well as enjoying tasty food and delicious 2 course dinners. Allowing time to relax and to connect with yourself.

This tour requires a good level of fitness. You will be walking up to 21km each day.

All meals and snacks are included. Plus a visit to the regions local chocolatier, gin and vodka distillery, winery and an oyster farm. Enjoying locally produced delights.

This is a fully supported and guided pack-free adventure. Including private transport and transfers on and off the trail each day to nearby comfortable accommodation.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

From $400 to $1630

Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself, in the Grampians and Gariwerd Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to the Grampians also possible.

Travel in a small group (max 11) in comfortable private transport to the beautiful Grampians. Once there you will walk sections of spectacular bushland trails. Each night, staying in comfortable accommodation. As-well as enjoying tasty food and delicious 2 course dinners. Allowing time to relax and connect with yourself and other like-minded women.

This trip requires a good level of fitness. Also, we recommend you do some hilly walks (up to 12km) beforehand to maximise your enjoyment of the climbs and views. The terrain is a mixture of inclines, declines, rocky scrambling, steep sections and loose ground.

This is a fully supported and guided pack-free wellness adventure. Including private transport and transfers on and off the trail each day to nearby quiet accommodation.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

From $500 to $2699

Challenge | Discover | Fulfil, as we share with you a Fire Recovery Experience and the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail on Karta Pintingga Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to Cape Jervis possible.

With a maximum of 10 walkers, this is your opportunity to experience the entire trail safely and in a sustainable small group. Be amongst the first to witness and feel the regrowth and rebirth of its ecosystems. Each night, staying in comfortable accommodation. As-well as enjoying tasty food and delicious 2 course dinners. Allowing time to relax and to connect with yourself and nature.

This tour requires a good level of fitness. You will be walking up to 25km each day.

All meals and snacks are included. Plus a visit to the local gin distillery and winery for tastings, or an optional wild dolphin swim.

This is a fully supported and guided pack-free adventure. Including private transport and transfers on and off the trail each day to nearby comfortable accommodation.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

From $500 to $2599

Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself, as we share with you a Fire Recovery Experience and the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail on Karta Pintingga Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to Cape Jervis also possible.

A maximum of 10 women walkers. Your opportunity to experience the entire trail safely and in a sustainable small group. Witness and feel the regrowth and rebirth of its ecosystems. Each night, staying in comfortable accommodation. As-well as enjoying tasty food and delicious 2 course dinners. Allowing time to relax and to connect with yourself.

This tour requires a good level of fitness. You will be walking up to 25km each day.

All meals and snacks are included. Plus a visit to the local gin distillery and winery for tastings, or an optional wild dolphin swim.

This is a fully supported and guided pack-free adventure for women. Including private transport and transfers on and off the trail each day to nearby comfortable accommodation.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

To $0

We offer a variety of women’s walks through stunning locations in Kaurna and Peramangk Country.

We walk on Weekends & Wednesdays!
First time beginners with us walk free!

Our walks range from short distances through to full day adventures. And we only walk in small groups.

We cater for beginner bush-walkers who want to give it a go in a supportive and friendly environment, and also for those more experienced.

Our women’s wellness walks are social and not a training session. The pace will be comfortable to allow us all to chat, laugh and meet new friends.

For your peace of mind, all walks are guided by our experienced female Leaders who are certified in remote area first aid and qualified in bush-walking leadership. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre event due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund.

Visit our website for full details.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $200 to $1725

Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself, on the Murray River in Erawirung Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to the Murray River also possible.

We adventure gently by houseboat on this wellness Weekender with leisurely guided pack-free bushwalks, canoeing and yoga on deck with space to relax and an opportunity to connect with like-minded women. All meals, transport and accommodation are included plus a winery visit with a wetland walk, tastings and lunch.

This trip is perfect for beginners and requires a basic level of fitness. We focus on wellness, reflection and connecting with yourself and nature both on land and water with this relaxing Weekender.

Professionally led by our qualified and experienced female bushwalking leaders and yoga instructors, ladies, it’s time to cruise the Murray River with us!

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

$445

Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself on the Yurrebilla Trail in Kaurna Country.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

This endurance event brings beautiful trails, climbs, views and a healthy 56km of hiking over 2 spectacular days.

With accommodation conveniently placed on trail, we cover 36km with day packs on our first day making an early start from Black Hill to just below Mt Lofty summit. Our final push to the end is a 20km adventure through to Belair Railway Station, covering visits into some of the most scenic sections of National and Conservation Parks in the Adelaide Hills.

Professionally led by our qualified and experienced female bushwalking leaders – ladies, it’s time to overnight hike with us.

Visit our website for details.

Disabled Access

From $400 to $1295

Challenge | Discover | Fulfil, and join us on a geo-nature immersive adventure through South Australia’s incredible Limestone Coast in Boandik Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to Mount Gambier also possible.

Think caves, sinkholes, rivers, craters, limestone cliffs and volcanoes. This adventure includes opportunities to get up close (and inside!) some of these awe inspiring earth creations with everything taken care of. An active adventure for those wanting to get outside of the comfort zone and feel the experience through all the senses.

Travel in a small group (max 18) in comfortable private transport to the unique Limestone Coast. All meals and snacks are included. Plus a Coonawarra winery tasting and locally produced delights.

This is a fully supported and guided pack-free adventure. Including private transport and transfers each day to nearby comfortable accommodation.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

$50

The Heysen Trail is a long distance hiking route covering 1200km. It starts in Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Then extends north to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. It passes through Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna, Peramangk, Ngadjuri, Nukunu, Banggarla and Adnamathyna Country.

Complete the Heysen Trail the Big Heart Adventures way. Small groups (max 20), Environmentally friendly, Pack-free (day packs only), Safe, Fun and supported, Qualified bush walking leaders, Private bus transport, Catered morning tea on the trail, Connections with nature.

Experience the beauty of South Australia’s Heysen Trail and complete the full Heysen Trail pack-free this year. Completed over a series of day walks, weekend getaways and week long adventures.

Join our small group departures on weekends from April to October. Choose either a mixed group or a women only group to walk with.

For peace of mind, all walks are guided by our experienced female Leaders who are certified in remote area first aid and qualified in bush-walking leadership. Leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre event due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund.

Visit our website for full details.

Disabled Access

Carpark

$25

We offer a variety of twilight hikes along stunning bush trails and through forest reserves in Kaurna Country. These walks are a great way to de-stress and to get a nature boost mid-week.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre event due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund.

Twilight hikes operate on Wednesday nights and require head torches as they finish after sunset. They are a great way to explore Adelaide’s bush trails at night. It is a completely different experience. Also, the routes we walk are different to our regular day time walks.

All our twilight hikes are designed for great views as the sun settles down over picturesque Adelaide. Destinations are always changing and the walking time is generally 3 hours. They are rated moderate and do include a challenging hill section.

For your peace of mind, all walks are guided by 2 experienced Big Heart Adventures Leaders who are certified in remote area first aid. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.

Visit our website for full details.

Disabled Access

Carpark

$25

We offer a variety of full moon hikes along stunning bush trails and through forest reserves in Kaurna Country.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre event due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund.

Full Moon Hikes require a head torch as it will be dark even under a full moon. They are a great way to explore Adelaide’s bush trails at night. It is a completely different experience. Also, the routes we walk are different to our regular day time walks.

All our full moon hikes are designed for great views of the moon. Destinations are always changing and the walking time is generally 3 hours. They are rated moderate-hard due to night conditions.

For your peace of mind, all walks are guided by 2 experienced Big Heart Adventures Leaders who are certified in remote area first aid. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.

Minimum age requirement is 15 years old if accompanied by a supervising adult.

Visit our website for full details.

Disabled Access

Carpark

$50

Experience a deeper connection with nature.

We offer nature therapy experiences on Kaurna Country. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands in which we visit.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre event due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund.

Our nature therapy with forest bathing experiences occur amongst stunning and quiet surrounds in Belair National Park and McLaren Vale. Our meeting point has carparking and bathroom facilities nearby.

Each small group experience includes a slow mindful forest walk and invitations to connect with nature. A tea ceremony and snacks will also be provided in natures peaceful surrounds. Each sessions duration is around 2.5 to 3 hours. And all experiences are facilitated by our certified nature therapy guide.

So what is Forest Bathing? Forest Bathing or Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese practice that originated in the 1980’s but its roots go back centuries. The term ‘shinrin-yoku’ loosely translates to ‘forest bath’. Meaning to connect with nature and soak in its beneficial atmosphere.

Visit our website for full details.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $500 to $2399

Challenge | Discover | Fulfil, and hike the first 5 days of the Heysen Trail on the Fleurieu Peninsula in Ngarrindjeri (Ramindjeri) Country.

Tour starts and ends in the Adelaide CBD. With pickup points en-route to Fleurieu Peninsula also possible.

Travel in a small group (max 10) in comfortable private transport to stunning Fleurieu Peninsula. Once there you will hike sections of gorgeous coastal and bushland trails. Including the full coastal section of the Heysen Trail. Each night, staying in comfortable ocean view accommodation. As-well as enjoying tasty food and delicious 2 course dinners. Allowing time to relax and to connect with yourself and nature.

This tour requires a good level of fitness. You will be walking up to 15km each day.

All meals and snacks are included. Plus a winery lunch and tastings. Enjoying locally produced delights.

This is a fully supported and guided pack-free adventure. Including private transport and transfers on and off the trail each day to nearby comfortable accommodation.

COVID-19 Guarantee!
If we need to cancel pre tour due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will provide a full refund of this tour.

Visit our website for full itinerary.

Disabled Access

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