Central Australian Bushwalkers Association

Bushwalking to enjoy the central desert region! We are a friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable group of walkers who love connecting with the great expanse of arid lands, ranges, waterholes and trails. We welcome new members on our variety of walks that include well known as well as lesser travelled tracks. 

We grade all our walks using the Australian Walking Track Grading System. Walks in the Central Desert start at Grade 2. Every walker is expected to wear strong boots, sun protection and carry at least 3 litres of water and snacks. 

Our walk leaders are volunteers who love to get out every Sunday and find the best views for morning tea and lunch! The walk leader carries a first aid kit and sat phone and has a pre-planned walking route. 

If you would like to become a member and join us for walking that connects us to place and each other, view the walk schedule and contact the walk leader. 

Walks are most Sundays throughout the year, with a short break in summer. Membership is $35 for the year, March to March. Experienced walkers visiting Mparntwe / Alice Springs can join a walk for a $20 fee. 

White cypress pine (Callitris glaucophylla) on Simpson’s Gap Ridge
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Bushwalk schedule Summer 2022-23

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More walks + planned September October 2022

11 SeptJennings gorges Grade 4Ken0430 526 925
18 SeptGoat Camp Creek Grade 5Ken0430 526 925
25 SeptEmily Gap to Jessie Gap Grade 3Liz0425 772 612
2 OctWiggley’s Waterhole Grade 3Sezzajai0435 428 199
AGM17 October Lot 7842 (46) Lillecrapp RdSue0417 814 745
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Changes to the schedule

This weekend (June 18-19) the scheduled walk to Bowman’s Gap has been re-scheduled to the following weekend, June 26-27.
There will be an alternative walk.

Please contact Nick – 0468331502 – for the walk details.

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Spring walking schedule

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Winter walking schedule

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Schedule change for Sunday 6th June 2021: N’Dhala Gorge off-track circuit

Change to schedule for this Sunday 6th June 2021: N’Dhala Walk Circuit, 6 hours off track, grade 4-5.

Contact Ken on 0430526925.


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Newly added to schedule for Sunday 16 May 2021: Ormiston Pound Walk

Contact Steve for details 0417 923 047

Outcrop near Ormiston Pound
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Sunday 9th May 2021: Larapinta Trail section 8 Serpentine Gorge to Counts Point

Sue to lead – contact 0417 814 745.

14km return walk to Counts Point, a high point on the Larapinta Trail.

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Recent walks

The recent rains and cooler weather meant that longer walks could be planned without the need to carry a lot of water.

The black colours after the bushfires of recent years have been replaced by greens and the diverse floral colours that Central Australia can reveal to and enthrall onlookers.

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