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About centralozbushwalkers

We are an incorporated association, but really we are an informal group of bushwalkers. We conduct day and overnight walks in Central Australia, both on- and off-track. Visitors and new members are welcome on the walks.

Inarlanga Pass circuit – Sunday 27th May 2018

A wonderful walk to open our autumn walk program, from the Ochre Pits, through Pioneer Gorge, with shoes off for a knee-deep wade.   A couple of kilometres along Section 9 of the Larapinta Trail, which was quite busy at … Continue reading

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Vale Ernie: August 16, 1939 – February 19, 2018

Ernie Richards (or Ernie ‘Ridges’), long time member of the Central Australian Bushwalkers Association of over thirty years, was born in the Samuel Merritt Hospital (now the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center) in Oakland, California in the United States of … Continue reading

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First bushwalking program for 2018 released

The Central Australian bushwalking program for walks up to the end of April 2018 is now out. View it on our Bushwalks & Activities page.

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Introducing the McDoualls – the ‘distinct’ high peaks of the NT

Peak baggers in Scotland have the Munros – the high peaks over 3000 feet (910 metres) in elevation. In response Bill Wilkinson devised the Tasmanian Abels – the high peaks of Australia’s mountainous southern isle over 1100 metres with a distinct … Continue reading

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Bushwalking in Australia’s “adveNTure” Territory

The latest edition (Volume 11, June 2015) of Bushwalk Australia’s e-magazine is now out, featuring bushwalking in the Territory. Included are features on the best walks in the NT, a profile on our bushwalking club, and much more. Enjoy the read. … Continue reading

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Direction finding by the stars in the southern sub-tropics

by Michael Giacometti In the southern hemisphere, all of the stars and constellations rotate around the South Celestial Pole (SCP). Unlike the northern hemisphere with its North Star, there is no ‘South Star’ situated at the point of the SCP. … Continue reading

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Leaders Guidelines updated – Driver responsibilities

It may seem like common sense, but all drivers have a duty of care to their passengers. This applies on our bushwalks too. To clarify this, the following has been added to the Leader Guidelines: Driver Responsibilities In terms of … Continue reading

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