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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.

Walks programme 2019-4 released

Please call the contact person for walk details and requirements including walking experience, footwear, clothing, food & water, transport, car pooling cost, and starting time, and register. Leaders will assess your capacity for the walk and have the right to … Continue reading

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Updated schedule – Paisley Bluff 22nd Sept.

Announcements: 1. September 22nd Steve’s walk at Redbank Gorge has been cancelled. Ken is leading an alternative walk to the top of Paisley Bluff – Hard and Steep, about 7 hours’ duration. For the details, please call Ken on: 0430 … Continue reading

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Bushwalking Schedule July to Oct 2019

Walking schedule July to October 2019 has been uploaded under current schedule. Have fun!

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Burnt but still worth a visit

The Tyuretye/West MacDonnell National Park was extensively burnt at the beginning of 2019. Much of the Larapinta Trail has been damaged, but has been cleared and is now re-opened. The red gums and cycads are all sprouting again. The country … 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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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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