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Walk My Way Barossa Valley

UPDATE: The COVID-19 challenge means we must postpone Barossa Walk My Way.


The good news is you can instead do Walk Your Way!




Would you like to immerse yourself in the heart of German Lutheran country - and help others at the same time?


Then Walk My Way Barossa is for you!


What makes Walk My Way Barossa special?

  1. Start your day with a Big Barossa Brekkie at Redeemer Lutheran School.
  2. Walk through rolling landscapes, rows of vineyards, and stunning autumn colours.
  3. Enjoy a barbie at beautiful St Hallett winery - PLUS wine and cheese if you choose!
  4. Reflect on the lives of early German settlers as you pass old cemeteries. Will you see any names you recognise?
  5. Help refugee children in East Africa to go to school!

What does the day look like?

We’ve planned a 26km walking challenge from Redeemer Lutheran School in Nuriootpa to St Jakobi Lutheran Campus in Lyndoch.


After your Big Barossa Brekkie, and an opening ceremony, it's time to get walking!


You'll walk through beautiful countryside, townships, and past wineries. There'll be drink and toilet stops along the way.


After lunch at St Hallett winery, you'll continue on to St Jakobi for a finish line celebration!


There’ll be buses to take you to and from the start and finish (including St Hallett winery if you decide to do a shorter Walk), so you can leave your car at either end.


You can even bring a team of students and teachers from your school. What a great way to bring your school community together to help others! 


Lunch at a winery?! Can I enjoy a glass of red??

You sure can!


We'll provide a simple sausage sizzle for all Walkers. If you'd like something more, you can purchase a St Hallett platter or glass of wine. Simply call the cellar door on 08 8563 7070 to order, or buy on the day (NB: the vegetarian platter must be ordered in advance).


Platters on offer:

  • Cheese Platter, $35.00 - includes a selection of cheese, fruits and crackers

  • Vegetarian Platter, $35.00 - includes a selection of vegetarian dips, cheese, fruits and crackers (these must be ordered before the Walk day)

  • Barossa Platter, $50.00 - includes a selection of cheese, fruits, crackers, local produce/small goods

  • Chocolate and wine flight, $15.00 - includes 3 wines paired with 3 handmade artisan chocolates.

Sounds great. How can I join the Walk?

Simply click on the red Register button above and complete the form.


Online registration will close at 9am on the day before the Walk, but you can still register in person at Redeemer College from 7am on the morning of the Walk.


How much does it cost?

It's $50 for an Adult, $20 for a Child, and $100 for a Family (up to 4 kids). All of your registration fee goes straight to helping refugee children go to school.


Thanks to a generous grant from the Lutheran Laypeople's League, you'll receive a Walk T-shirt, bag sewn by former refugees, breakfast, and sausage sizzle lunch. Thank you, LLL!


What if I can't get to the Barossa?

There are also Walks in Melbourne, on the Gold Coast and in Albury (coming soon!)...


...or you can hold your own Walk!


If you want to do a Walk at your school, church or with friends, click here to find out how.


If you want to do a Walk by yourself, click here to find out how.


Can I run instead of walk?

Yes, runners are very welcome; however, be aware that there will not be a truck to carry packs from your start location to the finish.


Run?? I can hardly walk!

If you can't walk 26km, you can walk 13kms from Redeemer to St Hallett Winery. Simply choose this when you register online.


Or, if you're a wheelchair or pram user, join us in Wheel My Way - details below!


If you're not up to walking or wheeling at all, there are so many other ways to participate. Sponsor a walker, sponsor a team or simply donate.


We also need lots of volunteers. Please drop us a line to find out how you can help!


I'm in a wheelchair. Can I join in?

You certainly can! We'd love you to join us for the 5km Wheel My Way.

Join us for the breakfast and the Opening Service, then set off along the track with the Walkers, finishing at Chateau Dorrien Winery.


There are two bus options for you:

  1. You can leave your car (or be dropped off) at Chateau Dorrien Winery before Wheel My Way in the morning. A specially-equipped bus will pick you up and take you to Redeemer in time for breakfast and the Opening. 
  2. Leave your car (or be dropped off) at Redeemer in time for registration, breakfast and the Opening, which starts at 7am. When you finish at Chateau Dorrien Winery, we will have a bus to return you to Redeemer.

To join, simply click on the Register button above. When you're asked for your Walk End Point, choose 'Chateau Dorrien' and let us know if you need the bus before or after.


(If 5km is too far for you, feel free to just Wheel as far as you can - and then arrange for someone to pick you up. Make sure you let Kirra know you've finished wheeling, so we're not still looking for you at midnight!)


I'd like to know more about the timing on the day and what I should bring.

Sure! Have a read of the Walkers' Information sheet. 


What time are the buses?

We will be offering a bus shuttle service between Redeemer Lutheran School, St Hallett Winery, and St Jakobi Lutheran Campus. Details on the Walkers' Information sheet.


Is there a bus to take me home from St Jakobi at the end of the walk?

Sorry, no. If you have no one to collect you from St Jakobi, then you can leave your car there in the morning and take the bus to the start location.


What happens if the weather is bad?

If high temperature is forecast (35 Celsius or above) or if other extreme weather conditions are forecast (lightning, gale force winds), the Walk will be cancelled. You'll be informed at the start locations, via email, SMS and Facebook.


What happens if I or a person in my group injures themselves?

There will be a First Aid officer on duty at different points along the trail and at the end. There is an emergency contact number provided. Please refer to the Walkers' Information sheet for what to do in an emergency.


I've got more questions...

Not a problem. Please have a look at:

If your question still isn't answered, please get in touch!


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