Big Heart Adventures is an adventure travel agency offering culturally authentic and unique adventure travel experiences.

Each of our tours aims to raise community and self-awareness in addition to raising funds for charities and non-profit organisations.

In addition to our challenge trips, where we welcome both men and women, we also offer themed trips for women only. Our all-female tours are hosted under our Wise Women Walking brand.

All Big Heat Adventure hiking trips are designed to showcase the most scenic of locations and offer physical challenge.

Weekend Walks for Women

Our monthly walks are designed for those new to bush walking wanting to give it a go in a supportive and friendly environment. These walks are social and not a training session – the pace will be comfortable to allow us all to chat, laugh and meet new friends.  We meet on the second Wednesday of the month February through to October (excluding July) and the second Sunday of the month except long weekends – we meet on the third Sunday of the month.  Our walking locations vary from coastal trails to the Adelaide Hills.

To register for these walks, you need to join our Wise Women Walkers and Big Heart Adventurers Group find full details here or check out our Events on our Facebook page here.

Please bring water, sun/rain protection, personal first aid items, snack and gold coin or product donation for Essentials 4 Women SA.

What got me hooked on hiking

What got me hooked on hiking

I wasn't the sportiest of kids. I liked reading and collecting things back in the 80's like stamps, coins and stickers.  I wasn't a huge fan of the outdoors but I didn't hate it either.  I kicked the footy with my brother and had the occasional hit of tennis but I...

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Trek Peru, The Inca Trail – September 2017

inca trail machu picchu

Join Lisa from Big Heart Adventures on this exclusive G Adventures National Geographic Journey experience.

Challenge yourself by hiking the Inca Trail and peering up into the canopy to search for jungle wildlife, this two-week trip throughout Peru is the ideal Incan-Amazon adventure. Whether you catch the scenic train to Machu Picchu or embark on one of the world’s best-known hikes to its peaks, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning combination of ruins, mountainscapes and cloud forests.

WISE WOMEN WALKING

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK CHALLENGE – NEW ZEALAND – MARCH & APRIL 2017

 

Queen charlotte pass wise women walking

You are invited to join Big Heart Adventures on a whole-hearted exploration of one of the most picturesque landscapes in New Zealand, on the Queen Charlotte Track walking tour, exploring the beautiful Marlborough region.

Up to 11 female explorers, will take on the 72km Queen Charlotte Track, resting along the way to enjoy local water activities and finishing their journey with a rejuvenating stay in Picton, where additional activities including day spa experiences, winery tours with lunch or water activities can be arranged for those wanting to extend their experience

WISE WOMEN WALKING

HIMALAYAN SOUL REVIVAL: NEPAL – NOVEMBER 2017

Join Big Heart Adventures for a spiritually enriching journey in Nepal  Enjoy a stunning low altitude trek through the lower Everest region visiting communities and villages offering connection to the Buddhist way of life in rural Nepal.  Enjoy daily yoga and meditation while trekking on paths less travelled in the Solu region.

This journey takes you off the beaten track affording magnificent views of the world’s highest mountains while allowing you to authentically connect with yourself and with the people of Nepal.

WISE WOMEN WALKING

BHUTAN: JOURNEY TO THE SOUL – NOV/DEC 2017

You are invited to join Big Heart Adventures on a spiritual and cultural exploration of the Kingdom of Bhutan.  Shrouded in mystery in a land where time almost forgot, for a culturally and spiritually enriching journey with beautiful nature walks and lower altitude hikes to 8th century monasteries and villages offering connection and understanding of the Buddhist way of life in Bhutan.

Up to 12 female adventurers, will enjoy nature walks, historical cultural and spiritual experiences on a journey that will show you how modernisation and keeping strong cultural traditions are measured in Gross National Happiness.

KANGAROO ISLAND WILDERNESS TRAIL

JUN/JUL 2017, SEPT 2017 AND OCT/NOV 2017

 

Join Big Heart Adventures on the latest multi-day walking trail in South Australia: the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

Ranked 3rd in the Lonely Planet’s 2017 “must do” walks, we have taken out the heavy packs and offered a glamping option with nature experiences by day and comfortable accommodation each night.

Soak in the various landscapes, the symphony of wildlife and stunning trails through rocky riverscapes, coastal cliff lines, sandy beaches and geological formations while enjoying famous landmarks such as Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

Bring your boots, your day pack and an adventurous spirit for this small group hosted travel experience.

GIVING BACK

Big Heart Adventures is grateful to the organisations who have been right behind the Big Heart vision from the start. We also acknowledge and thank organisations who have donated goods and services to our Fundraising Events

 

Many organisations have been beneficiaries either for our fundraising events or corporate donations with part proceeds from our tours.  We encourage all our travellers to participate in our Give Back projects either through fundraising themselves or participating in our fundraising events.

We believe in 2 things: travel that gives back and together we can change the world through travel.  We look forward to growing the number of organisations listed here AND the funds raised and donated.  We LOVE to Give Back and you can too by checking out the amazing products, services and people behind these.