WA Family Bushwalking Club

Getting Families Outdoors

Upcoming events

    • 30 Mar 2018
    • 02 Apr 2018
    • Barrabup Sanctuary
    • 11

    This is a private campground next to the Blackwood River and off the beaten track.  Camping fees are low.  This is the real bush experience.  There are basic toilet and shower facilities.   Hot water is available when we light the boiler.  We have a very large undercover area for cooking, basic BBQ and a marshmallow-friendly camp fire. There is a wonderful natural swimming pool nearby and we are close to Nannup town. We hunt for the Nannup Tiger (often seen but never captured!) and Easter eggs.  After the Easter egg hunt we put them in a large container and share them around.  There is a large sandy pit to play.

    Cost is $20 per adult per night kids under 18 are free. Fees are payable on arrival at camp site.

    Members can contact Shane D for more details about this camp. His contact e-mail address is available when clicking on members already registered for this event.  
    Non-members can send an email to fbwcwa@gmail.com for more information.

    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Walyunga National Park

    Aboriginal heritage trail-1.6km return, ideal for families with young children. 

    We will follow the trail which has Aboriginal interpretation signs, from Walyunga pool to Boongarup pool.  The walk will be at a slow pace, allowing the children to explore and enjoy.  We will then picnic and play at Walyunga pool which has toilets and BBQs.  There is a longer Syds Rapids trail which links to this trail for those wanting a more challenging walk.

    Contact fbwcwa@gmail.com or Peta for more detail.

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 28 Apr 2018
    • Coral Bay
    • 3

    3 Unpowered tent campsites are available. You must book directly with the caravan park: (08) 9385-6655

    The van Wyk's is going and it will be nice if more families can join us.

    Click Here To Review Your NINGALOO_CORAL_BAY_BOATS_1718.pdf
    Click Here To Review Your OVERFLOW_CAMPING_INFORMATION_.pdf

    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Whiteman Park

    A stunning 3.4km trail dotted with interperative signs telling you about the flora and fauna. The walk meanders beside Piesse Brook, perfect for children to don gumboots and jump in the shallow stream.

    Piesse Brook  http://www.experienceperthhills.com.au/single-post/2017/07/27/Top-3-Little-K


    Contact fbwcwa@gmail.com or Peta for more detail.

    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Whistlepipe gulley walk, Mundy Regional Park

    3.5km return

    Start point-End of Orange Valley Road, Kalamunda

    The walk trail winds its way along the brook.  We will stop at a couple of points to allow the children to play in the stream.  The trail interjects with the more difficult Lewis Road walk.

    Contact fbwcwa@gmail.com or Peta for more detail.

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Ellis Brook Valley

    2km loop

    The falls and wildflowers are the main feature of this walk.  There is a picnic spot above the falls.

    Contact fbwcwa@gmail.com or Peta for more detail.

    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 01 Oct 2018
    • Blackwood River
    • 9

    Camping 3 or 4 nights + canoeing over 1 or 2 days (Sat & Sun). Note - this registration is for the camping portion only.


    Lizelle or fbwcwa@gmail.com


    Canoes have been $25/canoe/day (will take 3 people) and camping will be about $10/adult/night and $5 for kids. You can bring your own white water capable canoe / closed in kayak.


    The aim of Saturday will be to work on skill level and just having an enjoyable day on the canoes. Neville will provide some instruction and we will canoe between Neville's house and the campsite. For those that want a a more in-depth training it will be $25/person/day (1/2 price for kids) where Neville will paddle with you upstream - this cost include canoe hire.


    The group to break into two groups with the more experienced canoers tackling ~15 km trip from Sues bridge which include some rapids etc. The other less experienced group/ younger children can either do some bushwalking and/ or biking around the camp site.

    The river section paddled will be decided on arrival after discussion with Neville, the onsite property & canoe owner (based on river heights, group experience & numbers).  If Neville need to take us up stream the cost will be $35/person/day (1/2 price for children) - this cost include canoe hire.

    This is a relaxing weekend on and by the river at a “rustic private camp” located on the banks of the Blackwood. 


    There is a giant wooden shelter in the camp that contains large tables for playing games and keeping out of the rain – enough to fit everybody.  There is no power except for a small solar powered light in the shelter.   

    Campsite also have:

    - Flushing toilet

    - Hot shower (need to warm water with fire)

    - Drinking water

    - Fire place

    The Family Bushwalkers Club (as with Barrabup and Torbay) are the only ones staying at the camp adding to the security and peace of mind for the parents.

    • 20 Jan 2019
    • 25 Jan 2019
    • Torbay (between Albany and Denmark)
    • 12

    The club might be able to extend  the booking (i.e. 5 nights to 7/ 8 nights), closer to the time.

    Torbay is an annual Club event held at Camp Kennedy (Torbay) on the south coast west of Albany (http://www.albanybaptist.com.au/camp-kennedy.html ). Families rent and stay in separate huts and share a large hall, kitchen, shower/toilet and dining facilities. If there is enough of us, and there usually is, the Family Bushwalkers, take over the camp to exclusion of others.  It is a special absolute beachfront holiday in the last week of the school holidays. Past activities at the camp have included Concert Evening, Quiz Night, walk, swimming, canoeing, boogie boarding, fishing, mountain biking, coffee drinking at local cafe, etc.  As in previous years, the site is deemed alcohol and smoking free ..


     Indicative costs are: $18.00 per person per night, $12.00 per 4 yrs-15 yrs per night, 3 yrs and under free. The commercial kitchen and cool room are off limits this year onwards.  The outdoor cooking, fridges and BBQ area is what we'll use from now on - bring your eskys and engels as space may be at a premium. Check-in time is 3.00pm and check-out time is 11.00am.

    There are between 2 and 11 beds in each hut and we allocate one family per hut.  The huts have a bed base and mattress but little else – they are basic.  Shared kitchen has everything including plates, cutlery, pots, pans, stoves, fridges – but not T towels and washing-up liquid.  Dining hall has tables and benches.  There is a massive undercover BBQ.  We are expected to clean-up during our stay including the communal showers and toilets.

    Contact: melvyn.lintern@gmail.com

Past events

25 Jan 2018 Torbay Beach Holiday 2018 (Member only event)
03 Dec 2017 Xmas Party 2017
26 Nov 2017 Picnic for the Park
23 Sep 2017 Piesse Brook
17 Sep 2017 Whiteman Park- Werillyup Trail
10 Sep 2017 2017 AGM
15 Aug 2017 Ellis Brook Valley, Martin
06 Aug 2017 Eagle View Walk - John Forrest National Park
05 Aug 2017 Star Swamp Fungi Walk
14 Jun 2017 Whiteman Park- Werillyup Trail 2017
02 Jun 2017 Camping weekend - Logue Brooke/Lake Brockman - Dwellingup
25 May 2017 Camping weekend - Dwellingup
14 May 2017 Glen Brook Trail Mother's Day walk &
22 Apr 2017 Helena & Aurora Trip - ANZAC "long weekend" (Members Only Event)
14 Apr 2017 Camp at Barrabup Sanctuary (Nannup) Easter (Member only event)
19 Mar 2017 Yancep National Park -Wetlands walk
22 Jan 2017 Torbay Beach Holiday (Member only event)
04 Dec 2016 Xmas Party
25 Nov 2016 Committee meeting (Nov)
20 Nov 2016 Moore River (Member only event)
07 Oct 2016 Blackwood River Canoe weekend - camping (Member only event)
01 Oct 2016 Overnight Hike on Bibbulmun Track (Members only event)
25 Sep 2016 Stirling Ridge Walk - Part of Stirling Ranges Camp (Members only event)
23 Sep 2016 Stirling Ranges Camp (Members only event)
04 Sep 2016 Araluen Fathers Day Walk (Members only event)
21 Aug 2016 AGM
14 Aug 2016 Eagle View Track Walk
07 Aug 2016 Noble Falls walk and ‘found treasure art competition’
10 Jul 2016 Kalbarri camping (members only event)
19 Jun 2016 The Portagabra Track
04 Jun 2016 Possum Lane (members only event)
29 May 2016 Kitty’s Gorge Trail (Cancelled)
20 May 2016 Committee meeting (May)
15 May 2016 Bike Ride
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