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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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.

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

Victoria Conference Postponed


DEFERRED: Date: 16-18 September, 2022 Venue: Lake Dewar Lodge, Myrniong, Victoria. After much discussion and deliberation, it is with enormous sadness the Victorian Camino Conference Committee and the Australian Friends of the Camino have together decided that due to uncertainty […]

The Camino Heritage — and the Holy Year

The Camino Heritage — and the Holy Year

Pilgrim Stories

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela – a name now familiar around the world – was once an exclusively Catholic religious pilgrimage, that is, a journey made to a sacred place with the purpose of venerating it, or asking there […]

A Pilgrimage or a Long Walk?

A Pilgrimage or a Long Walk?

Pilgrim Stories

This question played on our minds when we were hiking the Chemin de Stevenson in the mountains of southern France in 2018. The route follows the path that a young Scottish writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, took in 1878 when he […]

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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.