WA Family Bushwalking Club

Getting Families Outdoors

Upcoming events

    • 22 Nov 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Kent street Weir park
    • 5
    Come and join us for a a bike ride and then a picnic and kayak.

    Meet near bridge.

    Organizer- Peta Wells

    Bring- bike and helmet, kayak if you have one, change of clothes, sun protection, water
    • 14 Jan 2021
    • 3:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 11:00 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • Camp kennedy, Torbay

    Torbay Beach Camp 2021 (Members Only)

    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, outdoor 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 Talent show Evening, walks, swimming, canoeing, boogie boarding, fishing, coffee drinking at local cafe, etc.

    As in previous years, the site is deemed alcohol and smoking free.

    Indicative costs are: $20 per person per night for everyone 12yrs and up.
    5-11 yr olds are $16 per night. 4 yrs and under are free. There may be a surcharge for anyone staying 4 night or less, as determined by the Event Organiser. 

    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.  Outdoor kitchen / BBQ area has some supplies.
    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 - a roster will be made for during the stay AND everyone needs to help on the final day.

    Booking and part payment will be required by 1st October 2020.

    Contact: Peta

    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.
    3. Games to play.
    4. Books to read.
    5. Food.
    6. Participation in Concert night act. (If you choose to participate)
    7. Activity based gear e.g. hiking, swimming, fishing etc.
    8. Any family is able to host an activity

    9. Optional: Overnight hike to a Bibulmum hut and return the next morning.

    • 18 Jan 2021
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • 19 Jan 2021
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • Torbay, Albany.

    Albany Wind Farm to Torbay Camp Kennedy Bibbulmun Overnight Hike (Members only)

    Expression of interest is sought from WAFBC members attending Torbay Beach Holiday 2020.

    This is a ~18km one way overnight walk suitable for walkers with some overnight experience. Starting from Albany Wind Farm, Sandpatch Road, we will follow the coastline to Mutton Bird Campsite for an overnight stay and then continue the next morning to Camp Kennedy. Transport is required to initially shuttle walkers to Albany Wind Farm for the start of the walk.

    If there is sufficient interest and another walk leader, there is an option for day walkers (especially with small children) to join us for the initial part of the walk with amazing view of the rugged southern coastline and the Albany Wind Farm.

    Please consult the whiteboard in the mess hall at Camp Kennedy for up to date information. Date and Time are to be confirmed at Camp Kennedy.

    For more information, please see Bibbulmen Track Web site

    Detailed equipment guide is at:
    1. Bibbulmen Track Overnight Equipment Checklist

    2. WAFBC Resource page for members (Accessible only if you are a WAFBC member)

    Gear suggestion:

    • Adult: Try to keep it under 12kg. Children: ~10% of their bodyweight.
    • Overnight backpacks.
    • Tents and Sleep system: We cannot rely on the shelter as they may be full.
    • Food.
    • Water Minimum 2-3L water per person, we can fill up at the shelter for the journey home.
    • Sturdy shoes.
    • Clothes for all weather.

    Event organiser: Michael Lee, mastcell@gmail.com

Past events

28 Sep 2020 Camping at Kalgen River Caravan Park
25 Sep 2020 Stirling Ranges Camp
13 Sep 2020 Wildflower walk trail
15 Aug 2020 Bibbulmun Overnight - PHDC to Helena Return 24km
25 Jul 2020 Whiteman park trail
09 Jul 2020 Lesmurdie Falls
05 Jul 2020 Bold Park Walk, 2km
21 Jun 2020 Piesse Brook
06 Jun 2020 Portagabra Track
24 May 2020 CANCELLED Paruna Sanctuary walks
03 May 2020 CANCELLED Hiking expo
21 Apr 2020 CANCELLED Bibbilmun track Camel farm to Hewetts hut , Kalamunda
16 Apr 2020 CANCELLED Bells Rapids River Walk
09 Apr 2020 CANCELLED Easter camp
05 Mar 2020 Cervantes Camp
02 Mar 2020 Canning River ride and kayak
20 Jan 2020 Torbay Beach Holiday 2020 (Member only event)
20 Jan 2020 Camp Kennedy to Torbay Campsite Bibbulmen Overnight Hike (Members only)
20 Jan 2020 Albany Wind Farm to Camp Kennedy Bibbulmen Overnight Hike (Members only)
14 Jan 2020 Night stalk
27 Dec 2019 Post Christmas picnic
12 Dec 2019 Christmas Party
22 Nov 2019 Camping at Geographe Bay Busselton (Members Only Event)
09 Nov 2019 Canning river ride and kayak
13 Oct 2019 Ellis Brook Valley Wildflower Walk 2.8km
12 Oct 2019 Kings Park Picnic - 2019 AGM and Free Pizza
19 Sep 2019 RAC Nature Park Margaret River (Members Only Event)
31 Aug 2019 F.R. Berry Reserve Walk Trail, Swan Valley
11 Aug 2019 Fred Jacoby Park
15 Jul 2019 Whistlepipe Gully 3.5km Loop
15 Jun 2019 John Forest – Glen Brook Trail
08 Jun 2019 Whiteman Park – Wunanga trail
17 May 2019 Camping and Tour at Dryandra Woodland, Narrogin (Members Only)
11 May 2019 Beeliar Park, Spectacles Aboriginal Heritage Trail 5km loop
25 Apr 2019 Walyunga National Park Walk 4km Loop
19 Apr 2019 Camp at Barrabup Sanctuary (Nannup) Easter (Member only event)
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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