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.

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

Bookings Open for the 2nd National Conference

Bookings Open for the 2nd National Conference

News

Bookings are now open for the 2nd National Conference. The conference is at ‘Amberley’ in Lower Plenty, Melbourne from 17 to 19 February 2023. This will be a celebration of ‘all things Camino’ and a chance to reconnect with other pilgrims for a weekend of memories, information, and fun including an exciting mix of presentation, displays, walking and reflection time.

A Camino Tale Tears and Healing on the Way

A Camino Tale Tears and Healing on the Way

Pilgrim Stories

On my first Camino Francés I met a lovely Australian couple, David and Lynn, over dinner in Roncesvalles. They had previously walked the CF so had some knowledge of what I should expect. I told them my life had been […]

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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.