Definition of bushwalk in English:



NZ, Australian
  • 1A recreational hike into wild or uncultivated country.

    ‘the rain cleared in time for a bushwalk’
    as modifier ‘bushwalk trails are plentiful, as are lakeside picnic areas’
    • ‘Remember that incident with the phone call on the bushwalk?’
    • ‘When their car won't start after a bushwalk, the three resign themselves to having to spend the night in the car.’
    • ‘This was a big deal for our new recruits on their first bushwalk.’
    • ‘Congratulations if you've completed any kind of bushwalk faster than the suggested time.’
    • ‘On a long bushwalk, we had been frozen with fear by a black snake guarding its babies.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, good light and shoes and clothes suitable for a bushwalk are required.’
    • ‘I went with them to the Dandenong Ranges for a bushwalk.’
    • ‘These excited Year 2s are going on a bushwalk.’
    • ‘Here's another picture taken during a bushwalk.’
    • ‘We started our bushwalk at the edge of another clear-cut, this one beside Diogenes Creek.’
    1. 1.1 A path in or through the bush.
      ‘there's a neat little bushwalk with gnarled gum trees and a quaint waterfall’
      • ‘The bush walk was 500 metres away from Jen and Steph's street.’
      • ‘They can be seen from the road, but it is best to take the bush walk to the riverbed to appreciate them fully.’
      • ‘The bush walks were beautiful.’
      • ‘Robbers took off with 100 m of rope and 30 battens used to mark out a bush walk.’
      • ‘Here are some of my finds from the Nikau Palm Reserve bush walk located on the other side of the motorway from the campus.’
      • ‘Tourist drawcards include wholesome food, beautiful scenery, golf, tax-free shopping and bush walks.’
      • ‘Tasmania's most famous bush walk, the 50-mile Overland Track winds through St. Clair National Park, in the alpine heart of the island.’
      • ‘Here there is another five minute bush walk - a loop walk from the picnic ground.’
      • ‘Tasmania is an island made for touring - uncrowded beaches, rugged mountains, spectacular bush walks and celebrated vineyards.’
      • ‘Extensive grounds include beautiful gardens and a 20-minute bush walk.’
  • 2A journey on foot made by an Aborigine living in the traditional manner; a walkabout.

    ‘it was necessary to go on a bushwalk to meet this land’
    • ‘They would take a short bushwalk to look for native medicines.’


[no object]NZ, Australian
  • Go for a recreational hike into wild or uncultivated country.

    ‘he vanished while the pair bushwalked with his mother and cousins’