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. 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 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. People aged 18 years or above are welcome in the club. 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.

Movie Night

  Movie at UWA Somerville. “Gods Own Country” BYO picnic dinner and drinks at Somerville Auditorium UWA.  
19:00 h
Movie Night

Stroll Upper Swan, Viveash.

Easy shady, walk along Upper Swan river, followed by coffee.  Meet Midland station at 8.30am - cancelled if temp. more than 34!
08:30 h
Summer Walk

Finding Freo

Explore the historic streets and buildings of Fremantle with someone who grew up there. Contact Simon on 0411 139 475 Meet at South Fremantle, Near South Beach Cafe
08:00 h
Summer Walk

Swan River Circuit

Check out the Stadium and other foreshore sights from Burswood to Maylands.   
08:30 h
Summer Walk


Perth, WA

Humidity: 60%
Wind: ESE at 35.40 km/h
Wednesday 19°C / 32°C Sunny
Thursday 17°C / 29°C Sunny
Friday 15°C / 26°C Sunny
Saturday 16°C / 27°C Sunny
Sunday 16°C / 27°C Sunny
Monday 16°C / 26°C SP_WEATHER_BREEZY
Tuesday 17°C / 28°C SP_WEATHER_BREEZY

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  • Midweek walks

    Midweek walks are a new addition to the club's activities.