Montage side panel 1DWe are the largest and most active Western Australian bushwalking club - and one of the oldest - with a considerable depth of experience to share.

Members enjoy a range of bushwalking activities, most of them within an hours drive from Perth, where we always to endevour to carpool.

Our peak walking program is from March to November, and includes midweek and weekend walks in the Perth region, plus multi-day hikes and basecamp hiking in the greater WA region. 

Our summer activities involve walking, cycling and kayaking in and around Perth, and we offer our members the opportunity to meet socially at various club events throughout the year, often with interesting speakers and a variety of related topics.

We encourage and support our members to develop bushwalking skills and self-reliance, through skills development in navigation (map, compass and GPS), first-aid and walk leadership. 

Non-members are very welcome to visit us at our Club meetings held on various week-days throughout the year from February to November, usually at the Heathcote Cultural Centre, Applecross (email pbwsocial@gmail.com for details).

Even better: Book your place now to join us on one of our regular introductory walks for intending new members.

We offer:

  • a Wide range of activities – Our Club provides members with a choice in activities, from on-track and off-track day walks, base-camps, more challenging multi-day pack-carries, and catering to a range of abilities and preferences. If you are just starting out in bushwalking you will have an opportunity to build confidence and progress from easy to more challenging activities.
  • Knowledge & Experience - Our Club - through its leaders -  has knowledge and experience of a wide range of W.A’s best bushwalking opportunities, probably unmatched by other Perth groups.
  • Skills Training & Development -  Our Club offers members opportunities for largely free training and development in leadership, navigation, camping and backpacking skills, abseiling, first aid, and wilderness survival.
  • Safety Standards - We have a long history of conducting safe activities. Through our policies and practices we foster high standards of risk management among our leaders. Safety can be overlooked or neglected by more informal  groups.
  • Protection - Through public liability and personal accident insurances our Club provides our members and visitor walkers with the comfort that if something does go wrong they are far more protected than they would be otherwise from costs many walkers may not have considered.
  • Walking Fellowship – You will share walking activities with a large group of like-minded individuals and form many new friendships.
  • Access to bushwalking areas – Through its common meeting place policy, our Club offers members the opportunity to easily get to walk areas that they may otherwise find too expensive or difficult to reach as individuals or as part of smaller groups. The benefits include car pooling which reduces fuel costs and results in fewer cars parked at less secure start points.
  • Informality - Our Club doesn't have a formal book-in policy for most day walks, so  members have the flexibility to turn up on the day of an activity without requiring prior commitment. Some walks may require pre-booking for safety reasons.
  • Gear Hire – Our Club maintains an inventory of bushwalking and camping equipment for hire at very low rates to members for Club activities.
  • Strong Program – Our Club maintains a strong program, including many activities every month of the local bushwalking season (April-November).
  • Environmental Responsibility – Our Club’s practices ensure our activities have minimal impact on the natural environment  that provides us with so much pleasure.
  • ‘Permanency’ - Our Club has moved with the times, but is also a 'stayer' of substance, with a proud history of  50 years, providing a lasting stable Club environment for its members. Unlike some more informal groups, it doesn't rely on just one or two short-term ‘champions’ to thrive.
  • Opportunity to Contribute in a Club's Organisation – Club Committee positions can provide a great opportunity for personal development, for those wanting to feel more directly involved and willing to give something back to the Club and community while also gaining valuable experience in Committee processes and organisational governance. This is helped by the Club having strong governance policies and procedures in place.