Camino Resources

Looking for Camino resources to help plan your holiday? See an extensive list below.

Camino de Santiago Guidebooks & Apps

There are nearly as many books about the Camino as there are kilometres of it! Here- is a list and brief description of some of the more popular and useful ones.

Camino de Santiago Maps & Courses

For anyone contemplating walking the Camino independently taking a course before you go is recommended as a worthwhile investment that can ensure you are adequately prepared.

Travel to and from the Camino

Wanting to know which flights go where, what train to catch to get you to the start of your chosen Camino route or how to get to your next destination.

Camino de Santiago Websites

The Australian Friends of the Camino
This is a great informative website with lots of good articles written by members on various aspects of the Camino experience.

The Confraternity of St. James
Based in the UK and has an excellent forum that covers many aspects of the Camino experience.

Pilgrims in Sydney
A support group for the Camino de Santiago.

Camino Forum
A comprehensive and broad forum about the Camino, covering many topics with many thousands of posts from members who have walked it and ‘newbies’.

Catholic mission Pilgrimage
Catholic Mission organises a 20-day pilgrimage. Leon to Santiago. Catholic Mission offers a Camino—walking the way of St. James—in the spirit of ancient Christian pilgrimage. Catholic Mission’s pilgrimage balances walking with times for silence, personal reflection, and prayer, in the companionship of a small group, led by an experienced, multi-lingual guide.

The Australian Camino
The Australian Camino is a local pilgrimage route which starts from Portland, Victoria to Penola, South Australia. It is inspired by the life and journeys of Australia’s Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Gear outfitters for the Camino

Two recommended outfitters in Sydney and Melbourne who can help advise you on suitable lightweight gear for your Camino Walk.

Trek and Travel, Sydney
The staff at Trek and Travel are walking focused experts who have walked and lead treks themselves.
447 Kent St. Sydney
(02) 9261 3435

Backpacking light, Melbourne
the staff at backpacking light are ardent outdoor enthusiasts who carry a great range of lightweight gear and can help you get ready for your Camino adventure.
Look for the Camino Scallop shell outside their shop off Little Bourke St.
29 Somerset Place, Melbourne
(03) 9670 5144

In the news

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-09-12/lifestyle/42004938_1_camino-de-santiago-pilgrims-wildflowers

http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/europe/spain/Walking-the-Camino-de-Santiago-A-Beginners-Guide.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k96exTLtz6A