WA Family Bushwalking Club

Getting Families Outdoors

Upcoming events

    • 19 Apr 2019
    • 22 Apr 2019
    • Barrabup Sanctuary Campsite 2
    • 12
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    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.


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


    What to bring: Usual camping stuff and potable water to last the duration of the stay (Non-potable ground water on tap is available at the camp ground). 


    Cancellation: Cancellation is at the discretion of the event organiser and camp ground manager. 


    Contact: Debbie Carrapietta: goinghome2perth@hotmail.com



    • 23 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Walyunga National Park
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    Date & Time: 23rd April 2019


    Location: Walyunga National Park, meet Walyunga Pool


    Activity: 4km loop (with option for shorter walk)


    Contact: Peta Wells: petaeei@bigpond.com


    Minimal equipment: Sturdy shoes, Sun protection, 2L water per person. Parents are responsible for their own children.


    Cost: Nil


    Additional information: http://trailswa.com.au/trails/kangaroo-trail/need-to-know


    • 11 May 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Beeliar Park
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    Date & Time: 11th May 2019 1pm


    Location: Beeliar Park, Spectacles Aboriginal Heritage Trail


    Activity: 5km loop


    Contact: Peta Wells: petaeei@bigpond.com


    Minimal equipment: Sturdy shoes, Sun protection, 2L water per person. Parents are responsible for their own children.


    Cost: Nil


    Additional Information: http://trailswa.com.au/trails/spectacles-aboriginal-heritage-trail


    • 17 May 2019
    • 20 May 2019
    • Dryandra Woodland, Narrogin
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    Camping and Tour at Dryandra Woodland, Narrogin

    Camping at Congelin Campground, Dryandra Woodland, Narrogin


    There are minimal facilities available: Water Tank, Picnic Table, Eco Toilets and little else.

    The camping cost per night is approximately $11 Adult, $7 Concession and $3 Children.

    Note that the campground cannot be pre-booked, it is first come best site but the staff member has assured me that campsite will not be full outside of long weekends and school holidays.


    Tour: We will take a tour of the Barna Mia Animal Sanctuary on the night of the 18th May. This tour is not recommended for children under 5 y.o

    The indicative costs for the tour are:

    Adult: $22
    Adult Concession: $16
    Child* (16 years and under): $11
    Family (2 adults and 2 children 16 years and under): $55
    (Payment is made on the night; EFTPOS facilities are available.)


    For further information, please contact the organiser: Peta Wells, petaeei@bigpond.com








    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Whiteman Park
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    Date & Time: 1st June 2019 10am


    Location:  Whiteman Park – Wunanga trail, Meet at car park 1


    Acitivity:  2.1km or 4.3km walk


    Contact:  Peta Wells: petaeei@bigpond.com


    Minimal equipment:  Sturdy shoes, Sun protection, 2L water per person. Parents are responsible for their own children.


    Cost:  Nil


    Additional information:  https://mk0whitemanparke5hte.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Wunanga-Trail-Map_2018.pdf

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • John Forest – Glen Brook Trail
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    Date & Time: 15th June 2019 @ 9.30am


    Location:  John Forest – Glen Brook Trail, Meet at main picnic area


    Activity:  2km loop


    Contact: Peta Wells: petaeei@bigpond.com


    Minimal equipment: Sturdy shoes, Sun protection, 2L water per person. Parents are responsible for their own children.


    Cost: Nil


    Additional information:  http://www.westernaustralia-travellersguide.com/glen-brook-walk-trail-john-forrest-national-park.html 


    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM
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    Date & Time: 17th July 2019


    Location: Whistlepipe Gully


    Activity: 3.5km loop


    Contact: Peta Wells: petaeei@bigpond.com


    Minimal equipment: Sturdy shoes, Sun protection, 2L water per person. Parents are responsible for their own children.


    Cost: Nil


    Additional information: http://trailswa.com.au/trails/whistlepipe-gully


    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM
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    Date & Time: 17th August 2019


    Location: Fred Jacoby Park


    Activity: 3.3km Walk and campfire (Bring your own marshmallows)


    Contact: Peta Wells: petaeei@bigpond.com


    Minimal equipment: Sturdy shoes, Sun protection, 2L water per person. Parents are responsible for their own children.


    Cost: Nil


    Additional information: https://www.thelifeofpy.com/portagabra-trail

    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM
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    Date & Time: 31st August 2019


    Location: F.R. Berry Reserve Walk Trail, Swan Valley


    Activity: 2.7km walk


    Contact: Peta Wells: petaeei@bigpond.com


    Minimal equipment: Sturdy shoes, Sun protection, 2L water per person. Parents are responsible for their own children.


    Cost: Nil


    Additional information:  http://trailswa.com.au/trails/f-r-berry-walk-trail



    • 07 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM
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    Date & Time: 7th September 2019 @ 10am.


    Location: Ellis Brook Valley Wildflower Walk


    Activity: 2.8km Blue Wren Ramble


    Contact: Peta Wells: petaeei@bigpond.com


    Minimal equipment: Sturdy shoes, Sun protection, 2L water per person. Parents are responsible for their own children.


    Cost: Nil


    Additional information: http://trailswa.com.au/trails/blue-wren-ramble-trail-ellis-brook-valley-banyowla-regional-park-gosnells


    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Gooseberry Hill
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    Date & Time: 15th September 2019


    Location:  Hill Street Walk Gooseberry Hill


    Activity: 2.4km.


    Contact: Peta Wells: petaeei@bigpond.com


    Minimal equipment: Sturdy shoes, Sun protection, 2L water per person. Parents are responsible for their own children.


    Cost: Nil


    Additional information: http://trailswa.com.au/trails/hill-street-walk-gooseberry-hill-perth-hills 


    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 23 Sep 2019
    • Margaret River
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    Date & Time: 19 - 23rd September 2019.


    Location: RAC Nature Park Margaret River


    Activity: Camping (Members Only Event).

    Book your own campsite. Mention WAFBC and Peta Wells when booking for extra discount, and also discount available for RAC members. Try and book Site 35-40 so we are all closeby, which is also near a playground and camp kitchen.


    Contact: Peta Wells: petaeei@bigpond.com


    Minimal equipment: Contact organiser.


    Cost:  Contact organiser


    Additional information: https://parksandresorts.rac.com.au/margaret-river/


    Cancellation Policy: Check with organiser/Camp manager.




    • 22 Nov 2019
    • 26 Nov 2019
    • Busselton
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    Date & Time: 22nd - 26th November 2019.


    Location: Geographe Bay Busselton


    Activity: Camping (Members Only Event).

    Accomodation is in dorm rooms, one room per family with bunk beds, a semi outdoor shared kitchen and shared bathroom facilities. It is right on the beach which is beautiful and calm. Maximum 10 families


    Contact: Peta Wells: petaeei@bigpond.com


    Minimal equipment: Contact organiser.


    Cost: Payment is required to Peta Wells (BSB 016363, ACC 481338976) by end of May.  $22.15 per person per night (Children under 5yo free).  10% off if booking 4 nights. Please indicate which nights you are staying when registering. 


    Additional information: TBA


    Cancellation Policy: Check with organiser/Camp manager.


    • 20 Jan 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Torbay (between Albany and Denmark)
    • 13
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    Torbay is an annual Club event held at Camp Kennedy (Torbay) on the south coast west of Albany (http://www.campkennedy.com). 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 available again as of 2019. The outdoor cooking, fridges and BBQ area is also available for use. Please 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 Tea Towels (BYO) and washing-up liquid. Dining hall has tables and benches. There is a large undercover BBQ. 


    ALL families are expected to help with clean-up during our stay of the communal Dining Hall, Kitchen, Showers and Toilets.


    Contact: Debbie: goinghome2perth@hotmail.com & Mel: melvyn.lintern@gmail.com


    What to bring/Expect:

    1. Bedding.

    2. Tea Towels (Bring a few) - You are expected to clean your dishes and pots ASAP so others can use them during busy period. Don't leave them lying around.

    3. Games to play.

    4. Books to read.

    5. Food.

    6. Participation in Concert night act.

    7. Activity based gear e.g. hiking, swimming, fishing etc.

    8. Each family should try to sponsor/host an activity for everyone.











Past events

18 Jan 2019 Torbay Beach Holiday 2019 (Member only event)
21 Dec 2018 Xmas Party 2018
21 Oct 2018 Kings Park Picnic - 2018 AGM and free Pizza
28 Sep 2018 Blackwood River Canoe weekend - camping (Member only event)
15 Sep 2018 Ellis Brook Valley
02 Sep 2018 Walk in John Forest National Park 2018
01 Jul 2018 Whistlepipe gulley walk, Mundy Regional Park
09 Jun 2018 Piesse Brook 2018
27 Apr 2018 Perth Hills Discovery Centre Walk
21 Apr 2018 Coral Bay April 2018
14 Apr 2018 Walyunga National Park 2018
30 Mar 2018 2018 Camp at Barrabup Sanctuary (Nannup) Easter (Member only event)
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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