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.

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

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Monday 17.78°C / 31.67°C Sunny
Tuesday 15°C / 25°C Partly Cloudy
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