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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.

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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%27Dhala_Gorge_Nature_Park

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

Contact Steve for details 0417 923 047

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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 The black colours after the bushfires of recent years have been replaced by greens and the diverse floral … Continue reading

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First walk program for 2021 released!

Greetings and welcome to season 1 walking for 2021. Please visit our bushwalks & activities page to view and/or download the schedule.

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Eastern Barn Owl, Tyto delicatula

Thanks Ken for this amazing photo

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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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The art of walking country, a response

This article, a curatorial response to the 2012 exhibition, was written and considered for the prestigious national magazine Art Monthly. It was not used. When I saw the cover image of Philip Jones’s Images of the interior: seven Central Australian … Continue reading

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Hot weather walking, drink lots of water

With an October heat wave and temperatures soaring into the high-30s and 40s, it is a timely reminder to make sure before you leave the carpark that everyone has at least 3 litres of water, and that you plan to … Continue reading

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