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.

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.

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

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