A pilgrimage along The Australian Ignatian Trail in the footsteps of the first Jesuits in Australia.
7-day walking pilgrimage (9 nights) Barossa and Clare Valley South Australia
2022 Dates TBC
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.
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.
Seven consecutive days of walking covering 136km. A good degree of fitness is essential with average daily distances between 13km and 22km.
Cost: $2725 ($341 per day) per person, including:
- 8 nights’ country accommodation
- 4 breakfasts, two dinners, one lunch
- Daily luggage transfers
- Free day at Sevenhill to explore the vineyard & Retreat Centre surrounds
- Two retreat leaders / walking guides
- 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
- Meals required along the way