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?

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?).

Joining our club

To become a full member of Bushwalkers of Western Australia  a prospective member must complete 3 club walks as a visitor in one year. The walk leader will sign a combined walks record and application form at the end of each walk. This form has entries for all 3 walks. The $5 non-members fee charged on walks becomes the joining fee ($15) at completion of the probationary walks.


Annual Fees are :  $25 single or $45 double.

Fees are used for these expenses:

  • Public liability and personal accident insurance policy for our club.
  • Recurring costs of our web site.
  • Maps which any member may use for walks planning.
  • Membership of associate organisations such as the WA Federation of Bushwalkers Inc (Bushwalking WA).
  • AGM and Christmas party expenses.



Pleasant 9km half-day walk along South Beach and inland to historic Manning Park. Optional coffee afterwards. Note 8:30 start.
08:30 h
Easy Walk

Restaurant Night

Somerville Chinese Restaurant Run by Gerard and his caring family with the love of good cuisine.  147 Somerville Blvd Winthrop Park underneath shops.
19:00 h
Restaurant Night

Kalamunda Zig Zag

Hilly, 16 km walk, mostly on track, in the hills around Kalamunda.  Great views.
09:00 h
Medium/Hard Walk

Christmas Tree Creek

A 10km hilly walk in John Forrest National Park.  All on track, including a section of the Eagle View Walk Trail.
09:00 h
Medium Walk
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Perth, Australia

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Humidity: 28%
Wind: SE at 8.08 K/H
Sunday 16.11°C / 26.11°C Mostly Sunny
Monday 14.44°C / 23.33°C Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 12.78°C / 25.56°C Sunny
Wednesday 13.33°C / 24.44°C Partly Cloudy
Thursday 12.22°C / 26.67°C Sunny
Friday 14.44°C / 31.11°C Sunny
Saturday 17.78°C / 32.78°C Sunny