What we're about

Bushwalking is a winter activity in this part of Australia. The season runs from about April to October each year. We bushwalk regularly during those cooler months, sometimes overnight, or extended trips.

We love the outdoors and bushwalking, but it's the company that makes this group what it is.

Our ages at the moment range from late 20s to late 50s and beyond. This group is not suitable for young kids, however young people over about 12 who can manage the walks are very welcome.

Walkers should have "a reasonable level of walking fitness, and able to walk a minimum of 15km over variable terrain in a total of 4-5 hours (in the cooler months)".

We limit numbers on walks. For a full explanation, please see our page Numbers and RSVPs. (https://www.meetup.com/redtail-bushwalkers/pages/RSVPs%2C_Waiting_Lists%2C_Cancellations_and_No_Shows/)

We enjoy a cold beer and good discussion at the end of a day out, almost as much as being out there in nature.

If you're into the natural world, science, flora, fauna, or just simply enjoying the bush, then this may be the group for you.

Looking forward to meeting you!

* We're named after the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, specifically the local subspecies Calyptorhynchus banksii naso.

You can also find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/175078449774132/).

Upcoming events (1)

Occidental Rock

Needs a location

A 15km loop, with about 375m of cumulative ascent (uphill walking).

Another walk from WalkGPS. Dave Osborne writes:
"‘Occidental Rock’ is just one of the features of a worthwhile bushwalking experience in this state forest area. [It offers] interesting scattered granite outcrops; plus the Little Darkin River likely flowing after winter rains; pleasant sections of open, mixed jarrah-marri forest; and the historic ‘footprint’ of an extensive bush railway network that was operating in the early 1900’s."

More info here at WalkGPS - Occidental Rock
(a subscription may be required)


NUMBERS ARE LIMITED, YOUR RSVP IS IMPORTANT. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THAT YOU HAVE A SPOT, using your chosen app or the website. If you're listed as Attending on the day of a hike and fail to turn up, you'll be marked as a No Show, which may result in your removal from the group. See Numbers, RSVPs, Waiting Lists, Cancellations and No Shows.

RSVPs close at 5.00pm the Friday (two days) before the walk.
If you see a place available after that time, you may Message the organiser via Meetup (no texts or emails) and ask to take it.


⚑ Getting there
The Gull Karragullen service station is about 45 minutes from the Perth CBD, on the corner of Brookton Hwy and Canning Rd.
The Meetup map pin is spot on. Click on it to get directions.
PLEASE PARK AWAY FROM THE MAIN BUILDING near the grass on the northern side.

⌚ Itinerary
8.00am - meet at the Gull service station
8.15am - carpool/convoy to start point (route map coming soon)
8.45ish - best foot forward ... we start walking
Lunch - along the way
3.30/4.00ish - back at the cars

🗺 Walk map - see WalkGPS link in the description above.

⛅ Weather forecast (local)
Willyweather - Flint
We walk even if it's raining. If the weather is looking very bad, we may cancel and give notice the day before.

☎ Contact details
Please leave a contact number with your RSVP, in case there's any late changes. Mike's is[masked]. Please note that reception is not guaranteed in the walk area, and we don't have time to check Comments on the day. You can find more info here Communicating with Members and Organisers.

$ Donation
$5.00 towards the Meetup website fees will be very much appreciated. (It is not a membership fee, nor does it cover insurance or any other liability. Walkers attend at their own risk.)

☛ See also Be Prepared - things a walker should know

🔍 Our events are very popular and can quickly fill up. The good news is we're not the only show in town. Have a look at other bushwalking groups and clubs for options.


Past events (187)

Darkin Ridge - Beraking Hut

Needs a location

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