PARENTS are encouraged to ‘walk the talk’ by enjoying the great outdoors with their children in the July school holiday.
The Bibbulmun Track from Kalamunda to Albany has walks for little legs to more experienced hikers.
Bibbulmun Track Foundation’s Ashley Gibson encourages families to spend a day on the trail or stay overnight at one of the many campsites.
“We want families to enjoy the natural beauty of the Australian bush, stimulate minds and bodies, and get children away from the X-Box and PlayStation,” she said.
For those families new to hiking, she suggested a 3km walk for children aged four and under between Asher Road to Hewett’s campsite.
The track passes through jarrah and marri forest along a gravel pathway to the first campsite from the northern terminus in Kalamunda.
Work on the new northern terminus and interpretive trail at Kalamunda is due for completion at the end of July.A walk of 5km through forest with interpretive signage is a good choice for intermediate walkers and children aged six years and over.
The walk starts at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre in Mundaring and ends at the Ball Creek campsite.
Another mid-level return walk begins at Calamunnda Camel Farm in Paulls Valley to Hewett’s Hill campsite and passes through jarrah and marri forest over undulating terrain.
Families interested in learning more about the above walks will need map one, Darling Range or the Darling Range day walk map pack.
Parking is available at walk access points.
For more about the Bibbulmun Track, call 9481 0551 or visit www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au.