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  • Waggaroos at Easter in Tassie Several current and former Waggaroos took part in the just completed Australian 3 Days in Tasmania.Of the current club members, Lucy McGarva (now living in Melbourne but still a ...
    Posted 5 Apr 2018, 04:26 by Alex Davey
  • Encouraging performances by younger brigade at Livingstone A number of WaggaRoos junior orienteers did well at the WaggaRoos orienteering event held in the Livingstone National park last Sunday. Brothers Tom and Jack Janetski won their respective courses ...
    Posted 26 Mar 2018, 02:45 by Alex Davey
  • Bush season start at Pomingalarna Waggaroos juniors, Rob and Cameron McDougall, impressed in the orienteering event held at Pomingalarna. The 1.9km Easy course proved popular with family groups being mainly along tracks with some ...
    Posted 19 Mar 2018, 02:25 by Alex Davey
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What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a sport, which combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills. It involves navigating though the bush, parks or streets with the aid of a specially produced map and orienteering compass, with the aim being to locate checkpoints (controls) on various natural and man-made features along the way, such as a boulder, track junction, bench seat or street lamp. Controls are generally represented by distinctive orange and white flags (pictured).

The skill in orienteering is in choosing the best route between controls — while beginners' courses may not offer choice, as you progress you will learn to decide between options — perhaps over a hill or a longer route which goes round it. It is this stimulating mental challenge as well as the physical activity that makes orienteering so popular. Each event may have a number of courses of differing lengths and levels of difficulty occurring at the same time.

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