Aside from the main French Camino routes listed on our Walking the Camino page, there are numerous other pilgrimages of interest to Australians:
The Aussie Camino
A pilgrimage route from Portland, Victoria to Penola, South Australia. It is inspired by the life and journeys of Australia’s Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, and her mentor Fr Julian Tenison Woods.
Following the way of St Ignatius of Loyola. The route is from Loyola (near Santander) to Manresa (near Barcelona), Spain.
This is not an easy Camino. It begins outside San Marcos, known otherwise as the Parador, in León. Click to read the full article.
The Via Francigena
This is the route from Canterbury Cathedral in England to St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy. The Confraternity of pilgrims to Rome is an English speaking Association, formed in 2006. There are also routes coming from the South of Italy to Rome.
Other helpful website (also in English) are:
The Cammino di Assisi / Cammino Di Francesco
This pilgrimage runs from Davadola in Italy, down the Apennines, to Rome. It is, in parts, very strenuous as it visits the sites (such as monasteries and churches) important in the life of St Francis of Assisi. There are a number of Associations and routes.
The Cammino di Sant’Antonio
A pilgrimage following the way of Saint Anthony of Padua.
St Olav’s Way
A pilgrimage from Oslo to Trondheim in Norway. There are other routes crossing Sweden – all culminating in Trondheim.
This route travels from Durres in Macedonia, through Albania, and Greece to Istanbul in Turkey.
The Jesus Trail and the Israel National Trail
The 1,000 km long Israel National Trail crosses the country form South to North and the 65 km long Jesus Trail is in the Galilee region of Israel.
Lycian Way & St Paul’s Way
Turkey’s first Long Distance walking on the Southern Coast.
The Pilgrims Way
From Winchester to Canterbury, UK.
St Cuthbert’s Way
From Melrose to Lindisfarne, known as Holy Island, in the UK.
St Oswald’s Way
From Holy Island to Newcastle, UK.
88 Temple Route
Around Shikoku, Japan.