WA Family Bushwalking Club

Getting Families Outdoors

Upcoming events

    • 02 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • John Forest National Park
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    Two walks:

    - Wild Flower Walk (4.5km Loop) for the smaller kids

    - Eagle View Walk (15 km Loop) for the bigger kids


    Description: A popular Walk in Spring that highlights the diversity and colour of the many wildflowers in the park. Expect some short steep section and slippery surfaces.

    • Propose start time: 9am, meet at the Car park next to the toilet block, near the Ranger's Office
    • Minimum equipment to bring: Wet weather gear, water (1L per person suggested), food on the go, hats/sunscreen, sturdy shoes.
    • Weather: Walk may be cancelled if thunderstorm is expected.
    • Cost: National Park entry cost applies, currently is $13 or buy an Annual Pass. Meal at the Tavern at own cost. Or BBQ. To be decided on the day.
    • Suitable for 2 years and up. Not suitable for Pram/Stroller.

    Contact fbwcwa@gmail.com or Lizelle (bigger kids)/ Michael (smaller kids) for more detail.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 11:00 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
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    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.

    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Western Power Playground, Kings Park.
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    Picnic at Kings Park with free Pizza, nibbles and cake.

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    October committee meeting will also take place after the AGM.

    Main discussion topics: first new committee meeting, targets for the year and upcoming events for term 3.

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

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

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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