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.

Common meeting points on the walks programme are:

  • Armadale (Railway Station)
  • Midland (Railway Station)
  • Kalamunda
  • Kelmscott
  • Mundaring Hills Visitor Centre

Departure time is precisely as on the programme (usually 9.00 am). For convenience cars are pooled to go from the meeting point to the start of the walk with passengers making a contribution for petrol. The walk leader leads the group along the predetermined route. There may be short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a break for lunch.

At the walk end the pool vehicles return the group back to the meeting location. The return time varies with the length of the walk
and the length of the drive to and from the meeting point. It is usually between 3.30 pm and 5.00 pm.

If you are interested in joining our club or would like to walk as a visitor go to the How do I get started page.

Annual General Meeting

March
Sunday
7
The annual BOWA AGM is to be held at Scarborough Tennis Club, 101 Deanmore Road, Scarborough. This is always a very popular event as it provides the opportunity to review the Club’s previous 12 months, elect our new Committee for the coming year, and for all members to have a voice …
17:00 h
Special Event

Armadale Common

March
Sunday
14
A 12 km walk starting and finishing at Armadale Station. Walking is all on path, with some partly gravel and gum nuts. There is one steep hill at the beginning...while we are still fresh. Mostly in shade in the morning and stopping for morning tea break - BYO. There is an opportunity for coffee…
08:30 h
Summer Walk

Easter Walk - RSVP

April
Sunday
4
An easy 8-10k walk around Black Swan island and the Swan River. Hot cross buns and coffee provided after the walk. Please confirm with Francine if attending for catering purposes.  
08:30 h
Summer Walk

Autumn Camp

April
Thursday
29
Walks will be organised on Friday30/4, Monday 1/5 and Sunday 2/5. Meet & Greet at Dwellingup Caravan Park on Thursday 29/4 at 5pm to discuss details for the following days walk.
17:00 h
Special Event
Mostly Cloudy

28.33°C

Perth, Australia

Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 49%
Wind: ESE at 5.59 K/H
Monday 18.89°C / 26.67°C Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 20°C / 31.67°C Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 21.67°C / 30.56°C Scattered Thunderstorms
Thursday 20.56°C / 26.11°C Mostly Cloudy
Friday 19.44°C / 25.56°C Scattered Thunderstorms
Saturday 16.11°C / 24.44°C Mostly Sunny
Sunday 14.44°C / 25.56°C Sunny