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.

Manns Gully

July
Sunday
3
18Kms of picturesque, undulating mixed forest and granite outcrops with some small creek crossings. Over half off track but through open forest.    Members and Visitors who are proposing to attend this walk are reminded that in accordance with the Club’s COVID-19 vaccination policy they …
09:00 h
Medium/Hard Walk

Winter in Kings Park

July
Sunday
10
Easy 12 km Winter walk in Kings Park along mostly sandy paths. BYO morning tea or purchase. Optional picnic lunch after. Members and Visitors who are proposing to attend this walk are reminded that in accordance with the Club’s COVID-19 vaccination policy they may only participate if they have pro…
09:00 h
Easy Walk

Wungong Gorge Loop

July
Sunday
17
A medium to hard walk of 13 km starting near Wungong Dam. We walk westwards then loop back to the starting point. There are two steep ascents , two steep descents and a little creek to cross. At the start point there are toilets and picnic tables. There is no entry fee. Please bring your morning tea…
09:00 h
Medium/Hard Walk

Bibbulmun Track and Shelter …

July
Sunday
24
BOWA has been monitoring and maintaining the Mt Dale shelter, campsite and about 10 kilometres of track for many years now and do so to make a small contribution towards WA's world class walking track. Join us for this once a year club event and help us with this task while enjoying a good bushwalk.…
09:00 h
Special Event