- When: Sunday 9 June 2019 at 9:00am to Sunday 9 June 2019 at 2:30pm
- Where: Near Mundaring (check your web profile after booking) to Near Mundaring | Section/s: The Darling Range
- Rating: Beginners to Intermediate | Category: Day Walks
Take a step back into the 1890’s when C Y O’Connor began work on engineering the longest freshwater pipeline in the world.
Explore the history and controversy surrounding the construction of the Mundaring Weir, the pump stations and the 560km pipeline with our expert guide from the National Trust.
Bill's personal connection with the history of the weir and the pumping stations, and his infinite knowledge of CY O'Connor brought the history to life, and I was totally engrossing and fantastically interesting. - Event participant
Discover the secrets of this industrial heritage icon whilst following the O’Connor Trail, Bibbulmun Track and the Weir Walk.
Our tour ends at the historic Mundaring Weir Hotel.
This was a simply marvellous day that we haven't stopped talking about all week. Looking forward to participating in another day walk in the not too distant future. - Event participant
Includes National Trust guide, experienced Bibbulmun Track Foundation guide, entry into and tour of No1 Pump Station and morning tea. Beverages at hotel not included. BYO lunch.
Bill's photos (both National Trust photos and his personal photos) were most interesting. Bill should himself be classified by the National Trust as a National Treasure, and subject to special preservation orders! - Event participant
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The muffins at Pump Station 1 were to die for! - Event participant
- Your Event Guide/s:
Hi folks. I have been with the Foundation since 1997, when I first joined as a member and maintenance volunteer. I wanted to get involved in the 'new' Track after getting terribly lost on the 'old' Bibbulmun Track. From there I began leading walks and then came on staff in the office in 1999 as Events Manager and Lead Guide. I love walking and have done a few end-to-ends. I really get a kick out of sharing this passion with everyone. I am still a volunteer and look after Nerang Campsite. Come and join me on this event!