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.

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.

Ray’s Camino Reflection

Ray’s Camino Reflection

Pilgrim Stories

The question that I heard often on the Camino is ‘Why are you walking the Camino What was the event that prompted the desire to leave behind your daily life and to walk across Spain?’ This journey started when my […]

Via Romea Germanica: Pt 1 Germany & Austria

Via Romea Germanica: Pt 1 Germany & Austria

Pilgrim Stories

About 18 months ago I received a short email from one of our members and at the end he asked “Have you heard of the Via Romea Germanica?” No I hadn’t. I immediately searched for information about it and found […]

A Dummies Guide to Starting a New Camino Group

A Dummies Guide to Starting a New Camino Group

Walking the Camino

I am well qualified to write a ‘dummies guide’ because a year ago I knew nothing about starting a group/club and, as for Facebook, I wanted nothing to do with it. But I did have a fair knowledge of walking […]

Book review: Born to Walk by Dan Rubinstein

Book review: Born to Walk by Dan Rubinstein

Book Reviews

The humble act of putting one foot in front of the other transcends age, geography, culture and class and it’s one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit. Yet with our modern fixation on speed, this healthy […]

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Passport Credencial

Australian Friends of The Camino are authorised to issue Credencials

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.

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