Locals say our hills are home to the spirits of Mason and Bird’s timber mill workers, who built a thriving community in Orange Grove in the 1860s.
Find out for yourself when you experience the City's popular annual Ghost Walks.
Enjoy a guided 5.5km moonlit walk along a well-marked bush track from the historic Victoria Dam to the Bickley Reservoir in the Orange Grove Hills. Along the way, you'll explore the history of the Mason and Bird Timber Mill Company and the bustling community that thrived in the area more than 150 years ago.
Meet the friendly ghost performers who tell colourful tales of the many characters who lived and worked in the district at the time. Beware the convicts you encounter near the railway bridge who provided much of the hard labour during construction. Experience the local environment in a new way with this exciting family entertainment as you enjoy the magnificent bush scenery and views of the Perth city lights.
Ghost Walks season
Tickets for the 2022 Ghost Walk season go on sale 31 October 2021: purchase tickets here
Ghost Walks are held on Friday evenings closest to the full moon – 21 January, 18 February and 11 March 2022.
Each tour night, four groups of about 25 walkers enjoy the entertainment. Walks are spaced at 15 minute intervals with the first group departing at 7pm. Each walk takes about three hours, starting with a comfortable 20 minute bus ride from Hardinge Road picnic area to the starting point at Victoria Dam car park.
On return from this dynamic bush walk you can enjoy a delicious supper, chat with the volunteers who have returned from the track, earn your Ticket of Leave and pick up some brochures and information about local history and coming events.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event please visit City Programs - Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities.
Calling performers and walkers
If you have a flair for acting, a love of history or a passion for the great outdoors, why not become a Ghost Walks volunteer?
The 2022 City of Gosnells Ghost Walks series is fast approaching and we encourage fresh faces to join the cast of ghosts and walk assistants.
Previous acting experience is not necessary and all volunteers receive training.
To become a volunteer or find out more information contact Leisure Services:
Phone: 9397 3111