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.

Settlers Common Armadale

This is an easy/medium walk. About 10 km with the option of adding another 4, depending on weather conditions.There will be approx 400 m on the road.Some hills at the beginning but mostly flat.  
08:30 h
Medium Walk

Restaurant Night

Please come along & enjoy an Italian meal with fellow members. Kappy’s Restaurant 120 Swan St Guildford @ 7PM Restaurant is fully licensed, BYO is $7.50 corkage please let Francine know by Wednesday 26/2 if you will be attending 
19:00 h
Restaurant Night

Mt Henry and Canning Bridge …

This is a late afternoon walk around the Canning River of approximately 8km, starting and finishing at the Mount Henry Tavern car park. This is a popular walk and those who wish to have a get-together afterwards are welcome to join Elaine and John for dinner at the Tavern.  Those intending to dine m…
16:00 h
Summer Walk


5pm meeting, Pizza provided. BYO salad or dessert & drinks
17:00 h
Special Event


Perth, Australia

Humidity: 25%
Wind: ESE at 12.43 K/H
Wednesday 21.11°C / 32.22°C Thunderstorms
Thursday 21.67°C / 33.33°C Partly Cloudy
Friday 22.22°C / 33.33°C Partly Cloudy
Saturday 22.22°C / 28.33°C Rain
Sunday 20°C / 27.22°C Scattered Thunderstorms
Monday 18.33°C / 27.22°C Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 16.67°C / 27.78°C Partly Cloudy