From bush +‎ walk.


bushwalk (plural bushwalks)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand) A hike; an off-road walk in the countryside, possibly wearing a backpack, undertaken as a leisure activity.
    • 2003, Margo Daly, Rough Guide to Australia, page 225,
      There are also bushwalks in Sassafras Gully.
    • 2007, Terry Carter, Lara Dunston, Perth & Western Australia, page 138,
      The 24-sq-km Porongurup National Park is 12km long and has 1100-million-year-old granite outcrops, panoramic views, beautiful scenery, large karri trees and excellent bushwalks.
    • 2008, Marc Llewellyn, Lee Mylne, Australia for Dummies, page 176,
      Some offer a guided coach tour during which you just stretch your legs, while others let you get your circulation going with a couple of longish bushwalks.



bushwalk (third-person singular simple present bushwalks, present participle bushwalking, simple past and past participle bushwalked)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand) To undertake an off-road walk in the countryside.
    • 1999, Drew Hutton, Libby Connors, A History of the Australian Environment Movement, page 115,
      In 1913, Myles Dunphy and Bert Gallop had bushwalked through the area when it was still a wilderness, its paths and depths known only to the locals.
    • 2002, Patricia McCune Irvine, A Tinkling Cymbal, page 30,
      When he′d grown tall and lanky, he bushwalked on Magnetic Island, with its secluded bays and hiking trails to Mt. Cook through groves of coconut palms and tamarinds and mangoes.
    • 2008, Alan Murphy, Justin Flynn, Paul Harding, Olivia Pozzan, Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef, Lonely Planet, page 61,
      Throughout the state you can also go bushwalking in rainforests, camping on isolated tropical islands, horseriding along coastal beaches, and wildlife-spotting in the plethora of national parks and reserves.