Australian Ignatian Trail 2022 – 7 days/9 nights

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Australian Ignatian Trail 2022 – 7 days/9 nights

Monday, 22 August - Wednesday, 31 August

A Pilgrimage along The Australian IgnatianTrail in the footsteps of the first Jesuits in Australia.

7-day walking pilgrimage (9 nights) Barossa and Clare Valley South Australia.
Monday 16 May – Wednesday 25 May 2022
Monday 22 August – Wednesday 31 August 2022


This camino experience provides an opportunity to encounter Ignatian Spiritualty, discerning and listening to God’s presence in Nature. Step aside from everyday life, walk, reflect, experience nature day after day, time in silence, conversation and listening to God’s presence. The group will be supported by two experienced leaders from JISA’s Being with God in Nature ministry: Ignatian Spiritual Director Geraldine Naismith and Jesuit priest Iain Radvan SJ.

As a small group of pilgrims, you will walk part of the route in South Australia taken by the first Jesuits who arrived in 1848. The Trail brings a focus to the history of the first Jesuits in Australia at Sevenhill where the Jesuits established the first vineyard of the Clare Valley in 1851. It complements the Mary Mackillop-Woods Way (Portland Victoria to Penola SA) and other Australian pilgrimages/caminos.

This trail starts in Gawler with overnight accommodation in motels and caravan parks – stopping in Lyndoch, Tanunda, Kapunda, Tarlee, Riverton, Auburn and ending in Sevenhill. The route includes sections of the Heysen, Barossa Trail (formerly Jack Bobridge), Rattler and Riesling trails that link the Barossa and Clare Valleys.

Seven consecutive days of walking covering 141km. A good degree of fitness is essential with daily distances between 15km and 30km. 


Cost: $2725 per person, including:

  • Two retreat leaders / walking guides
  • Small group (maximum 10 participants)
  • 8 nights country accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts, two dinners, one lunch
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • A day at Sevenhill to explore the vineyard & Retreat Centre surrounds
  • Information Booklet
  • Ignatian Prayer Guide

Costs not included are

  • Travel to our starting point at Gawler and that night’s accommodation
  • Travel from our finishing point at Sevenhill Clare Valley
  • Travel insurance
  • Some meals along the way


BOOKINGS NOW OPEN – phone 1300 EXAMEN (1300-392-636) or email (please put BwGiN in the subject line).


Monday, 22 August
Wednesday, 31 August
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