Entries in this list are alphabetical. As such, no preference for any organisation or supplier should be construed. See the separate Notices page for local events, services, blogs etc.
As a space to debrief after your pilgrimage, Camino Companions comes highly recommended. From their Fb page, they provide "an opportunity for reflection, sharing and quiet space in Santiago de Compostela for those who have walked the Camino".
Forums & Groups
Australian Pilgrims on the Camino is a Facebook group set up to enable pilgrims to ask questions and share information, experiences and feelings about the Camino de Santiago. Its membership is primarily but not exclusively Australian.
Camino de Santiago Forum - whatever you have thought to ask has probably already been asked and answered here. Guests can read posts but only members can ask questions or contribute responses.
The Australian Friends of the Camino is based in Adelaide. A regular newsletter is sent to members and later made available on the website. A credential (pilgrim passport) is available to members of this Association.
The Australian Friends of the Camino 2nd National Conference "The Journey and Beyond" will be held in Melbourne on 17-19 February 2023. The 1st Conference was a huge success so best book early. Follow the link for Conference booking and information.
The U.K. Confraternity of St James has a detailed website which gives information about each of the Camino routes. It also has an excellent FAQ section. Guidebooks are available through the Bookshop and a credential is available to Confraternity members.
Planning & Practical Information
Beyond the Way is a series of videos from Australian filmmaker Andrew Suzuki. The videos are entertaining and informative with lots of practical advice for pilgrims.
Forwalk has information about several of the Camino routes complete with maps, information about villages, sites and accommodation as well as the opportunity to read and post reviews. It can be used to make your own printed guide or to download a GPS track of your chosen route.
The Godesalco website contains an interactive planning tool for a number of the pilgrim routes in Spain and in France. The coverage includes the Camino Francés, Vía de la Plata (from Seville) and the Via Podiensis (from Le Puy-en-Velay in France). Put in your stages and it will give you a daily profile complete with accommodation availability.
A sample pack list from one of our members.
A shoelace tying method to prevent blisters.
My Camino - the Podcast will explore pilgrims' motivation for undertaking their Camino, what they carried and where they stayed. It will also explore the mystical nature of the Camino and what makes it so special to so many pilgrims around the globe. Hosted by Sydney broadcaster and producer Dan Mullins.
The Camino Cafe with Leigh Brennan features the stories of Pilgrims. It hopes to inspire those who want to walk the Camino and to nurture the Camino essence for those who have already walked it.
The Camino Podcast is a podcast hosted by Dave Whitson. The podcast focuses on pilgrimages like the Camino de Santiago. It shares stories and technical aspects associated with undertaking a pilgrimage.
Camino Forum Shop has a range of Camino-related items including credentials.
Trek and Travel 447 Kent Street, Sydney sells outdoor clothing and equipment. They also stock Camino guidebooks.