Aussie Camino – Portland to Penola
Pil·grim·age (n): a journey...where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature. (Wikipedia).
When we first think of pilgrimage walks our thoughts may naturally turn to Spain’s life-affirming Camino de Santiago or Japan’s wonderful Kumano Kodo walk. Australia has its own unique caminos which celebrate the traditions of European pilgrimages while linking us to our own past and celebrating our connections to nature.
For many of us in this rapidly changing new world a pilgrimage is about creating an opportunity to slow down and reflect. The meditative rhythm of placing one foot after the other can be soothing, allowing time for solitude, quiet contemplation, or good conversation and the chance to make new friends.
RAW Travel’s Australian caminos, including the Aussie Camino from Portland to Penola, the Pilgrim Trail in Western Australia, and our Camino and Kumano Kodo training hikes in the Blue Mountains and Great Ocean Walk are perfect opportunities to connect yourself with people and places.
Come with us to explore wild craggy coastlines, tiny pockets of lush rainforest, white pristine beaches, dusty outback roads and quintessential Australian bushland. Enjoy abundant flora and fauna and rich regional towns. All you have to do is enjoy fine walking, good camaraderie and bring along a spirit of adventure.
We've operated high-quality hiking tours in Australia since 2007. Our experienced first-aid trained guides provide an authentic, environmentally responsible and professional experience. There are opt out options for walkers on most days. For added safety and support our guides carry a first-aid kit and satellite phone, all backed by RAW’s private transfer vehicle to help move us along the trail.
We have sourced the best quality local accommodation along the way. From beautifully restored 4-star heritage hotels to cosy cabins set in delightful bushland surroundings. Enjoy the privacy and luxury of ensuite accommodation and the country hospitality of your friendly hosts who extend a warm welcome to ensure you wake refreshed each day.
From advanced eco-certification to proudly becoming the only Australian walking company to attain the rigorous standard of Benefit Corp accreditation, RAW Travel tours meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance. This means when you walk with us, you’re not only experiencing our exceptional nature-based tours you’re giving back to the environment and regional communities.
Our unique specially designed guided Australian Camino walking and tours offer fabulous local experiences and inspiring hiking trails. We design and operate our own trips so we are with you through your entire journey. Relax, allow yourself the time to enjoy the company of your fellow walkers and connect with nature while we take care of the rest.