Bushwalkers of Western Australia

Winter

 

Summer

 

Walking is a year round activity. Bushwalkers of Western Australia Inc (BOWA) based in Perth has a complete annual programme. In Winter (May to October) longer walks of up to 20km in length are undertaken. These require a full day and most of the information about walking presented here applies to these walks. From time to time the Winter programme will include, for variety, a shorter half day walk.  In Summer members maintain fitness by shorter walks around the Perth environs which are completed before midday. On almost every Sunday of the year it is possible to sample the experience of walking with our club. How do I get started?

Winter walks are the mainstay of our walks annual programme. They take place on most Sundays between May and October. The meeting time and location is given in the events calendar. Walks may vary in length from 12 to 20 km or more (shorter for half day walks) depending on the terrain and nature of the course. We walk in all weather. The Bibbulmun track, Monadnocks region, Avon Valley, Toodyay and Serpentine areas are some of the walk locations.

Summer walks are half day walks in and around Perth. These are held on Sundays during the warmer months. They provide a pleasant way to stay fit. Locations such as Fremantle, Cottesloe beach, The Swan River and Herdsman and Joondalup Lakes are popular. Many of these walks are designed to go past a cafe where walkers may pause for a while to enjoy a refreshment. Equipment required for these walks is very basic - shoes, hat, sunscreen and water. Meeting points are as decided by the walk leader and are on the programme. Visitors are welcome - just telephone the walk leader a few days prior.

Our club has about 60 members. Anyone aged 18 or over is welcome. At present the membership ranges from early middle age upwards. 

We welcome visitors who wish to sample the experience of bushwalking. Walking as a visitor is the starting point for prospective members (How do I get started?).

 

Bushwalkers of Western Australia Inc (BOWA) is a small informal bushwalking club. We promote and facilitate bushwalking mostly on weekends in the wild areas around Perth. Less frequent outings are held in the more distant reaches of Western Australia such as the Stirling Ranges and Dwellingup. 

A reasonable level of fitness is essential. This would be the level attained by a moderately active person. If you walk regularly and can walk 3-5km at a steady pace without a break then you are probably fit enough to go bushwalking. If you know that you are very unfit it is important that you work on your fitness level before commencing bushwalking.

Camel Farm, Hewitt’s Hut

May
Sunday
23
Approximately 20 km on the BibbulmanTrack with some hills and good views.
09:00 h - 16:00 h
Medium Walk

GPS mapping course (Theory)

May
Saturday
29
Learn how to use your smart phone as a navigation device and take advantage of the many walks listed online. There'll be a 2 hour theory course on Saturday afternoon and a 3 hour prac on Sunday morning in Bold Park. Prior setup of your mobile will be required and online instuctions will be provi…
17:00 h
Special Event

GPS Mapping course (Practica…

May
Sunday
30
Learn how to use your smart phone as a navigation device and take advantage of the many walks listed online. There'll be a 2 hour theory course on Saturday afternoon (venue TBA) and a 3 hour prac on Sunday morning in Bold Park. Prior setup of your mobile will be required and online instuctions w…
09:00 h
Special Event

Karalee Tavern

June
Thursday
3
Restaurant evening at Karalee Tavern. RSVP by Tuesday 1/6 to Warren or Wendy on 93378337 or 0403777907
19:00 h
Restaurant Night
Thunderstorms

16.11°C

Perth, Australia

Thunderstorms
Humidity: 95%
Wind: S at 4.35 K/H
Wednesday 13.33°C / 22.22°C Partly Cloudy
Thursday 12.22°C / 24.44°C Sunny
Friday 12.22°C / 22.78°C Partly Cloudy
Saturday 13.33°C / 18.89°C Showers
Sunday 11.11°C / 17.22°C Scattered Showers
Monday 10°C / 16.11°C Rain
Tuesday 8.33°C / 17.78°C Partly Cloudy