There's a reason why walking is one of the most popular forms of activity in Australia. Walking helps to reduce stress, be more alert, have a healthier body and build strong relationships.
Walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It can be done just about anywhere and is free. Walking also has a very low risk of injury as it is low impact (not jarring on the joints) and doesn’t require any special equipment or training.
There are a number of free Heart Foundation walking groups available for community members to join around Rockingham, explore the local walking groups in the below table or check out the many walking groups throughout Perth on the Heart Foundation website.
New groups wanted
If you are interested in starting a new Heart Foundation Walking Group in your area, why not become a Walk Organiser? We would love to help you get a group started and can provide ongoing support. New groups are wanted for all areas of Rockingham. You may want to start one around your local park, start a specific parents with prams group, have an early walk, weekend group or after work walking group.
What is a Walk Organiser?
Walk Organisers are volunteers that organise and lead walking groups. Walk Organisers plan the group's walking routes and meeting place, the time and day of your walks, and will welcome new members to your group. Walk Organisers attend walks and welcome new walkers, promote the group and keep the group's contact details up to date. As a Walk Organiser, the Heart Foundation provides training and access to your online profile where you can manage the group. You'll get a thank you gift for signing up, ongoing communication and invites to events and workshops. The City of Rockingham's Health and Wellbeing Officer is a Heart Foundation Local Coordinator and can provide you support to get your group started and ongoing support as needed.
If you would like to discuss starting a new group please contact the City's Health and Wellbeing Officer on 9528 0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for the current Heart Foundation Walking Groups in Rockingham and start walking today.
|Baldivis Pole Walking Group||Wednesday 8.30am|
(9am in winter months)
|Arpenteur Park (Settlers Hills Oval Grandstand, Arpenteur Drive, Baldivis)||Gerry - 0499 988 073|
|Baldivis Walking Group||Various||Various (private Facebook group to update walkers of times and days of walks)||Erica - 0408 401 270|
|Golden Bay Walking Group||Saturdays 8am||Daniel Kelly Memorial Skate Park, Aurea Boulevard, Golden Bay||Kate - 0407 733 831|
|Harbour Family Chiropractic Walking Club||Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am||Secret Harbour (Secret Harbour Anglican Church) and Safety Bay (Pengo's Cafe)||Nikki - 0424 126 055|
|Rockingham Senior Recreation Council Pole Walking|
(Cnr Patterson Road and Flinders Lane)
|Chris - 0439 934 100|
|Rockingham Walking for Health and Fitness||Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 7am|
(Start at 8am from March)
|Various locations around Rockingham (Safety Bay Yacht Club, Waikiki Beach, Warnbro Beach, Rockingham Beach)|
Sue - 9592 1839
Barbara - 0418 935 988
|Walkie Talkies||Monday 10.15am||Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore near the Granite Ball (Flinders Lane car park)||Kieran - 9528 0336|
|Warnbro Sound Walkers|
|Waikiki Beach car park gazebo (Cnr Safety Bay Road and Warnbro Beach Road)||Colin- 0429 836 660/|
|Westie Walkers Southside (Westie Dog Walking Group, open to everyone)||Wednesday 9am||Rockingham Foreshore||Kieran - 9528 0336|
Visit the Heart Foundation website for more information about Heart Foundation walking. If you are interested in starting a walking group, contact us on 9528 0333 or email email@example.com.
parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from walkers or those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; parkrun welcome you all.
- Every Saturday at 8am
- Starts at Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore
Visit Rockingham parkrun for more information.
Tamworth Wetlands parkrun
- Every Saturday at 8am
- Starts at Tamworth Wetlands, corner Safety Bay Road and Nairn Drive, Baldivis
Visit Tamworth Wetlands parkrun for more information.