Bushwalkers of Western Australia





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.

Warrin Brook

Wariin Brook. A pleasant 18Km walk through open Wando forest with some low hills. Including a stop at one of WA's oldest known navigation cairns. As a full day walk you'll need morning tea, lunch and at least 2 litres of water plus wet weather gear in case of rain. Please call if you need any othe…
09:00 h
Medium Walk

7 Spices Indian Restaurant

Join Peter Moss for an evening at the 7 Spices Indian Restaurant. There is a buffet for $35 or a la crate & is BYO wine. The restaurant is upstairs & parking can be tight. Please RSVP by Wednesday 10th on 9478-1407
19:00 h
Restaurant Night

North Nettleton State Forest

Meet at Armadale 9 A.M. Then drive 14 kms to the car park where walk commences. Medium walk, gentle hilly terrain, mostly on track. 12-16 Kms ? May go off track for short periods
09:00 h
Medium Walk

Kalbarri Camp

Walks will be organised on Friday 20/8, Saturday 21/8 and Sunday 22/8. Meeting at the Kalbarri Beach Resort at the pool area near the BBQs each evening from Thursday 19/8 at 5pm for happy hour & to discuss the following day's walk. 
17:00 h
Special Event