WA Family Bushwalking Club

Getting Families Outdoors

Upcoming events

  • AGM

    • 30 Jan 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • Stickybeaks Playground , Kings Park

    Annual General Meeting for the WAFBC

    • Saturday 10am Annual General Meeting, all members invited and encouraged to attend. 
    • Pizza will be provided.
    • Committee meeting will commence immediately after the AGM for committee members and anyone else wishing to stay.
    • 14 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • 18 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • Barrabup sanctuary, Nannup

    Barrabup Camp (Members Only).

    Peta is organising the Easter camp this year at Barrabup Sanctuary, Nannup. This is a private campground next to the river and off the beaten track.

    This is the real bush experience. Bring your own power and water. Available are basic toilet and shower facilities with hot water when we light the boiler.

    We have an under cover area for cooking, basic bbq and camp fire, if the restrictions are lifted. Bring your camp oven. There is access to the river. There is a wonderful swimming pool nearby and we are close to Nannup town.

    We have a hunt for the Nannup tiger and Easter eggs.

    What to bring (Suggestion)

    • Tent, Camper, Trailer, Swag.
    • Sleeping equipment
    • Cooking equipment
    • Swimming gear optional
    • Unpowered site - Bring your own battery/powerbank.
    • Food and potable water. There is underground water suitable for washing but not for drinking.
    Cost (to be confirm with camp operator): $20 per adult per night. Children free. Money to be collected at the camp. Bring cash.

    Contact: Peta Wells
    • 02 May 2021
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • Perth hills discovery centre
    All the hiking groups in WA are getting together to run this event. There will be stalls, activities for children and a variety of guided bushwalks. Our club is going to host a stall as well as lead the shortest of the walks. I need volunteers to help with this. Please let me know if you are willing to help by manning the stall for a couple of hours or leading the walk (or being “tail end Charlie”).

    Peta Wells
    • 08 May 2021
    • 10:15 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • 09 May 2021
    • 1:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Perth Hill Discovery Centre

    Members only Overnight Hike from Perth Hill Discovery Centre to Helena Campsite and return.

    • Approximately 24km total.
    • Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
    • Walk is graded as 'Difficult' due to narrow and uneven ground. There are short sections with steep terrain.
    • Helena Campsite is 'new' and very comfortable. 
    • Appropriate gear is required for this walk. Please refer Members' Only resource page of the web site for more guidance.
    • The nighttime temperature may be low.
    • Members may be refused participation if the safety of the group or the participant is compromised by inappropriate equipment.
    • I have a PLB for emergency use, for the safety of the group.

    Assemble Point: Perth Hill Discovery Centre Carpark 15mins before departure time.

    • Note that there is weak or no mobile network service at the PHDC and on most of the track, so we will not be waiting for long if you are late to the assembly point as there is no way of determining if you are coming or not. 
    • There is no Mobile service at Helena campsite for Optus/Vodafone, weak for Telstra (Unsure about Telstra). PHDC should be a reasonable safe to park your car overnight. 
    • Registeration is necessary, this event will be cancelled if there is no registered participants.   

    Hiking equipment must include these:

    • Suitable attire, sturdy shoes and other personal protection equipments.
    • Water (Minimum 2L per person at departure).
    • Food (Lunch, Dinner, breakfast and snacks)
    • Hiking backpack.
    • Warm sleeping gear  - Sleeping bag and mattress.
    • Tent (The shelter may be busy and space may not be available).
    • Personal Hygiene and toilet paper.
    • Basic First Aid kit.
    • Please keep total pack weight below 10-12kg, including water. Children should not carry more than 10% of their body weight. 

    There may be option for a day walk, or short overnight walk (eg PHDC to Ball Creek, or PHDC to Mundaring Weir etc) if another family is willing to lead.

    Please contact Michael Lee for further information.

    E: mastcell@gmail.com

    M: 0421 783 083


Past events

18 Jan 2021 Albany Wind Farm to Camp Kennedy Bibbulmen Overnight Hike (Members only)
15 Jan 2021 Torbay camp 2021
22 Nov 2020 Canning River Ride
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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