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.

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

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis travel on the Camino is not possible

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis travel on the Camino is not possible

Walking the Camino

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis travel on the Camino is currently not possible. Albergues and Pilgrim offices are closed. In Australia we have travel restrictions, but in Spain, and much of Europe, there are very severe travel restrictions, accompanied with heavy fines. We need to keep safe, and we need to keep those who live and work on the Camino safe. Keep your Camino dreams on hold until such times as it is safe to travel.

Camino Routes in France

Camino Routes in France

Walking the Camino

There are 5 Camino Routes in France: Via Podiensis (Le Puy); Via Lemovicensis (Vezelay); Via Turonensis (Paris); Via Tolosana (Arles); Les Chemin du Mont Saint Michel.

Latest articles

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

A View of Santiago from a Resident Aussie

A View of Santiago from a Resident Aussie

Pilgrim Stories

Hello Aussie Pilgrims! I am Garry, an Aussie who has been living here in Santiago de Compostela for many many years. I organise a self-guided and guided walks (and cycle rides) on the various Caminos… So here are my thoughs […]

Camino Trees

Camino Trees

Pilgrim Stories

I was somewhere along the Meseta, the flat central plateau between Burgos and Astorga. The height of summer along the Camino Francés, and yet there wasn’t a single pilgrim in sight. The weather was hot, dry and glorious. Fields of […]

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Passport Credencial

Pilgrim 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.