Ghost Walks

Ghost Walks is a popular annual program that takes participants on a fully guided 5.5km moon lit walk along a well-marked bush track to explore the history of the Mason and Bird Timber Mill Company and the bustling community that thrived there in the 1860’s.

Participants will meet friendly ghost performers (all volunteers) who tell tales of life as it was, living in the village at Hills Station, which was built to support the mill workers and their families. An historic bridge still remains in the area which was part of the gravity powered, horse drawn railway that was built by the convicts to transport the timber down to Maud’s Landing in Cannington.

Ghost walks is a wonderful mix of entertainment, bush walking, enjoying the local environment by night with views of the Perth city lights and a fun way of learning local history. The walks are suitable for moderately fit individuals, families and social groups. The event hosts 4 walks each evening, catering for 100 – 120 participants per night.

The walks attract participants from the local area as well as wider Perth and country areas. There have also been many visitors from overseas.

The program would suit sponsors that have a local history within the Cities of Gosnells and Canning, have an interest in outdoor activities, historical performances, or a link to the timber, horse and rail industries.

Programs and Events Booklet

The City Programs and Events Booklet provides a summary of seasonal activities available in the local community, upcoming community events, volunteering opportunities and information on local city facilities.

Programs are available for:

  • Babies and Toddlers
  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • All ages

The City of Gosnells is always seeking like minded sponsors to support our Programs and Events Booklet. The Programs and Events Booklet is developed and distributed twice per year (Summer and Winter) and is delivered to over 42,000 residential addresses within the City of Gosnells. It is a great medium level sponsorship opportunity for which the City seeks two sponsors each year. If you are interested in sponsoring this great initiative that has stood the test of time, the City's Sponsorship and Funding Officer would like to hear from you.

How to get involved

If you wish to find out more or sponsor one of the City's programs, please contact the Sponsorship and Funding Officer on 9397 3116 or email