Australian Friends of the Camino

The Australian Friends of the Camino Inc. was founded in 2011 to promote the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The Camino is known by many different names.  In France it is called Chemin St Jacques, in Germany it isJakobsweg, in English the Way of St James and in Spanish it is called the Camino de Santiago, Camino de Compostela or simply The Camino.

There are many routes, but each path leads to one place –the city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, where, according to legend, the remains of St James were discovered around 1200 years ago.   Pilgrims have for centuries journeyed to the shrine of St James in the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela.

Featured articles

We've listed some of our best articles with tips and advice about Walking the Camino. View all our Walking the Camino articles.

Twenty Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Twenty Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Walking the Camino

1. Cathedral The great Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela dominates the medieval city. As other buildings were constructed over time none were allowed to be higher than the towers of the Cathedral. Legend has it the Cathedral is the burial […]

Walking the Camino – How do I Begin?

Walking the Camino – How do I Begin?

Walking the Camino

Here are a few simple steps you can take to start you on your Camino. But first, the Spanish El camino simply means the way or the path in English. There is not just one Camino to Santiago de Compostela in […]

Getting To The Camino Frances

Getting To The Camino Frances

Walking the Camino

(Note:   Of course there are other ways to get to St Jean Pied de Port …. for example, flying into Barcelona and catching a train or bus to Pamplona, then a bus to St Jean Pied de Port or Roncesvalles […]

Latest articles

Our latest articles about Walking the Camino, book reviews, news and pilgrim blogs.

Camino Walking Retreats 2017

Camino Walking Retreats 2017

Walking the Camino

Two retreats led by the recently appointed Director of the Camino Chaplaincy – Fr Gerard Postlethwaite are organised for 2017. Both of these retreats are currently heavily booked. If there is sufficient interest more retreats maybe organised. For more information […]

a way with words

a way with words

Book Reviews

Rob Jorritsma arrived in Australia from Holland not long after completing his first Camino when he walked from his home in the Netherlands to Santiago in 1999. In 2001 he and Inés, the partner he met on that Camino, returned […]

St James Day Celebrations around Australia

Newsletters

St James’ Day is celebrated on July 25 and is the occasion for festivities in Spain (being their patron saint), especially in Santiago when the Cathedral is lit up and pilgrims and locals party all night.

Latest Newsletter

Passport Credencial

Camino Chronicle, Newsletter No 18, September 2016

Camino Chronicle, Newsletter No 18, September 2016

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Australian Friends of The Camino are authorised to issue Credencials

Passport Credencial

We provide a Pilgrim Credencial to members upon request and free of charge. The Credencial is for pilgrims who are walking, cycling or on horseback to use as proof of their pilgrim status and to provide a record of their Pilgrimage.

Pilgrim Gatherings

There are many pilgrim groups around Australia where you can get your Camino ‘fix’ and catch up with other pilgrims past, present and future. View all Pilgrim Gathering groups.