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Jack's Bus(h) Walkers' Page
For those who can use the weekend free public transport for seniors, and go Bushwalking. Suggested Walks
C.A.L.M.
Perth Bush Walkers

Note: I am a Bushwalker and a Seniors Card holder.
P
ublic transport in Perth is free for Seniors on weekends and public holidays. Timetable connections are for Sundays and public holidays. Saturday timtables are better.
Weekday transport is also free but only after 9:30am until 3:30pm. Some walks with free transport may not be possible.
I want to put together some bushwalks where public transport is used to get to the starting point (and home again) Existing published walks are to be used. As no cars are used, a through walk is possible. Walks that end near a nice coffee house or hostelry would be nice.

Suggestions: are welcome. Please e-mail me: Jack Moore

Most "walks" start at Perth City as it is accessible by public transport.

Disclaimer: There is no formal club organization. Form a group or go alone. You must be responsible for your own welfare and safety. Please get necessary timetables from Transperth as times shown below are subject to change.

TRANSPORT

Public Transport is free for seniors as mentioned above. However, it is only $3.50 all day for seniors and $7.50 full fare at other times if travel starts after 9.00 am.

Please note changes to bus routes and timetables discovered where marked * below.

SUGGESTED WALKS

These walks are from Kalaunda Shire publications.

1. Whistlepipe Gully, Lewis Road and Palm Terrace

Bus No. 288* from stand #43? (near Pier Street) at 9:50 Get off in Lewis Road approx 10:35.
Walk North to car park, (2 km). Walk Whistlepipe Gully and return. Suggest lunch stop on rock near end of walk (3 km).
Walk Lewis Road and return to car park (4 km).
Return to bus stop via western side of Palm Terrace walk (3 km).
Bus 288 leaves Hawtin Rd. terminus at 4:46 and bus stop is in Anderson Road. Be early as next bus is in two hours!

2. Lesmurdie Falls
Palm Terrace, Lewis Road and Whistlepipe Gully.
(Kalaunda Shire publications).

Bus No. 288* at 9:50 as for walk #1. Walk North from same stop in Lewis Road and turn right into Palm Terrace and walk to car park.
Take new Lions Club walk to bottom of the falls. It was opened on October 28, 2001.
Return to car park to do Palm Terrace walk. (Note there is now a shorter way to the falls through the bush).
Walk via Lesmurdie Falls, then follow the Girl Guides' trail past the UHF radio mast until you join Lewis Road walk.
This is point 18 on the Palm Terrace walk and point 15 on the Lewis Road walk.
Do this walk in reverse until bridge at Whistlepipe Gully, which you can do in reverse if you have time.
Continue with Lewis Road walk until you reach Panoramic Terrace (2.5 km)
The next section is much less used and you will need to refer to the street directory.
Now follow walk trail North. At the end of the long downhill section, bear right to climb the hill and go along West Terrace, passing the water tower. This joins Kalamunda Road (2 km). Bus stop is to your right.

NOTE:-
Catch bus # 299* by 3:23 on Kalamunda Road.
Be early as busses are hourly IF you count route 296*! This route is via Goosberry hill Rd. and can be caught down Kalamunda Rd. and past the traffic lights.
Services to/from Kalamunda run on Sundays from Perth City Busport (296/299 buses).

3. Mundaring Weir
From "Twenty bushwalks around Perth". (Creative Research)
Train to Midland leaves Perth 10:25
Bus No. 330 from Midland station at 11:00 Get off in Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring, near Stoneville Road approx 11:21.
Follow the "Mundaring Weir" walk from Mundaring. Walk follows Mundaring Weir road for
4.5 km. Do not go to Mundaring Weir as time is limited. Walk goes north along pipeline and west near Great Eastern Highway. Your bus to Midland leaves at 4:25. Be early as next bus is tomorrow!
Train leaves Midland at 5:00 arrives Perth 5:25.

3A. Mundaring Weir (Alternative)
Follow walk No. 3: Midland, Mundaring, and the "Mundaring Weir" walk from Mundaring.
This time go to Mundaring Weir. Return north along pipeline to Great Eastern Highway.
Turn right to Sawyers Valley. Bus stop is on Great Eastern Hwy, near the intersection of Sawyers Rd.
Your bus to Midland leaves around 4:20.

3B. Lake Leschenaultia
Stay on the 330 bus to the terminus in Chidlow.
Walk to Lake Leschenaultia (via Rosedale road). Entry is free for walkers, but a charge is made for cars.
Your bus to Midland leaves at 4:10.

4. Perth and Fremantle
Plenty of busses and trains to the cities where you see the sights or you can walk round the river in Perth or the port at Fremantle.

5. Joondalup
Plenty of trains to Joondalup. Why not go to Neil Hawkins Park, walk south along Lake Joondalup to Ocean reef Road, then to Edgewater station?
Or in reverse, and get lunch at Joondalup.
Don't forget you can take your bike on the train.

6. Byford
Train to Armadale. Here you can explore the Settlers common, do the historical walk, or have lunch. No. 251 bus to Byford goes at 9:12, 1:12 or 5:17 and returns at 1:30, 1:30 and 5:30.

Suggestions from Transperth

Sunset Coast and Fremantle
The 458 bus runs hourly up and down the Sunset Coast from Whitfords to Scarborough. The 381 from Fremantle-Warwick, via Scarborough runs on weekdays.

Mandurah
GO by frequent train service. Or use the 168 bus (hourly service Rockingham-Mandurah), or Fremantle with the 920 service.

Form a group and go walking.

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