We are here in the Blue Mountains to support all Caminos in Spain and we are excited and willing to share the wonderful spirit of the Camino that so many of us call - life changing, wonderful and amazing.
We try to emulate the Camino spirit and camaraderie through regular Camino Meetups, dinners, movie nights and self-guided training walks from a few hours up to 5 days in our stunning Blue Mountains.
Stories and information readily shared to help those who dream of walking, Pilgrims who have walked as well as to the curious and just wanting to know more; to understand the power and the healing that can be derived from this ancient pilgrimage are welcome. Buen Camino
JOIN in conversation on our new Blue Mountains Camino Community group on facebook. This is a fourm where you can post photos, share interesting Camino, walking/hiking related articles, news, ask any questions (there are no dumb questions), tell us if you walked somewhere new or interesting recently. We have our facebook page of Blue Mountains Aust Camino Supporters which lists upcoming events.
COME at our regular Camino Meetups which are now held on the last Saturday of the month, 2.00-4.00pm at our base, Glenella Guesthouse, 56 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath. Come along to learn, share your Camino stories; give back and get involved. Meet like minded people, make new friends. Pilgrims and newcomers are welcome! FIND NEXT MEETUP
Friday 30 August 7.30pm The Camino Voyage fundraiser movie event hosted by Blue Mountains Supporters of the Camino at Mount Vic Flicks. Tickets $20 movie, Q&A, Flamenco dance performance by FlamencoVero and free Santiago tart. Reservations highly recommended through Mount Vic Flicks BOOK HERE
Fundraising for a wheelchair that will allow our local Veteran, Graeme, to attempt the inaugural I'll Push You team's "Accessible Camino 2019" from Sarria to Santiago de Compostella in late September 2019. More information about this event click here We hope to see you there for this good cause and an enjoyable evening at Mt Vic Flicks.
Saturday 31August 2019
Note: this Walk & Meetup moved to the last Saturday of the month to follow the Friday movie event.
*Walk: 8.50am for 9.00am departure - Meet at Glenella Guesthouse by 8.50am. The route for today's walk TBA, however there is always the aternative walk you may choose to do. Walk the reasonably flat track along the Fire Trail from Blackheath to Medlow Bath return which is a good self-guided walk. This is approx 7-8kms taking about 3 hours return and you can get a cuppa at Medlow Bath!
No matter which option you choose, it is a great chance to test your Camino gear and chat to others who may have done the Camino whilst you walk. Wear study footwear, suitable clothing, bring ample water, snacks, money for refreshments if shop/cafe available, Opal card (depending on route and if you need to get train back to Blackheath).
*Camino Meetup 2.00-4.00pm - a great afternoon of informal chat and information/discussion about everything Camino. Held at Glenella Guesthouse, 56 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath. $5.00 donation for afternoon tea. If you are about to embark or have recently returned from your Camino, you might like to show us what's in your pack or tell us what 'worked' for you?
22-26 October 2019: 5 Day Camino-style Walk
It's on again this year: 22-26 October for the 5 Day Walk Camino-style from Penrith to Blackheath, approx 84kms. You can join us for all 5 or fewer days if you wish. This year the walk has been moved from September to October to co-inside with John Brierley's visit to the Blue Mountains, 25-27 October 2019. More information and registration for the 5 Day Walk HERE
25-26 October: You are invited to an audience with John Brierley in the Mountains
We are excited to announce John Brierley, renown UK author of the most popular and used Camino guide book A Pilgrims Guide to the Camino de Santiago, a Practical & Mystical Manual for the Modern-day Pilgrim covering the Camino Frances, Portugues, Ingles, Finisterre & Muxia routes will be in Blackheath 25-27 October 2019 for his first visit to the Blue Mountains. See the program HERE
Many of the venues have limited capacity so it is recommend to book early as we anticipate high demand.
National Conference in Adelaide
- 11–13 October 2019 - The Australian Friends of the Camino first National Conference will be held in Adelaide - El Camino ~ The Way Ahead. John Brierley will be one of the guest speaker! You will find the details how to attend/participate here
**See the What's On calendar of events hosted by the Blue Mountains Camino group for more details of dinners, Camino Meetups, walks, special events and movies....
We are seeking volunteers - do you know some local walks and are willing to share with other walkers doing the monthly Saturday morning Camino walks (prior to the scheduled Camino Meetups).