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. All ages are welcome. At present the membership age 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.

Canning River Regional Park …

Meeting at the Lo Quay Cafe at Riverton, this is an easy walk of about 9kms through the park. We finish back at the Lo Quay where there is the option to have a coffee and catch up, or even lunch if so desired.
09:00 h
Summer Walk

Film Night

Somerville UWA. "Venice Calling". BYO food and drinks or purchase at venue.  Gates open 6pm  Movie 8pm
18:00 h
Movie Night

Restaurant Night

An evening of fun with friends at L'Antica Trattoria, 60 Walcott Street, Mount Lawley (near corner of Beaufort Street and Walcott Street).  Note they allow BYO and separate billing.  They may be able to accommodate any special requests if known in advance.  Contact Julie by Wednesday 29th January if…
19:00 h - 22:00 h
Restaurant Night

Bibra Lake Circuit

An easy 6km walk on path around this busy popular lake.   Please park towards the southern end of this carpark (toilet at northern end).  No convenient coffee stops - instead we will have BYO picnic morning tea after the walk.   Check the event info close to the day - may cancel if too hot.
09:00 h
Summer Walk
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Perth, Australia

Mostly Clear
Humidity: 72%
Wind: SSE at 8.7 K/H
Sunday 15°C / 31.11°C Sunny
Monday 17.78°C / 31.67°C Sunny
Tuesday 15°C / 25°C Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 13.33°C / 26.67°C Mostly Sunny
Thursday 13.33°C / 28.33°C Sunny
Friday 15.56°C / 32.22°C Sunny
Saturday 17.78°C / 33.89°C Sunny