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  • Summer Series moves to Sundays! Waggaroos have changed the day and timing for their Summer Series of park and street orienteering, with this season's events to be held on Sunday mornings, with starts between ...
    Posted by Alex Davey
  • Rocky Hill ends bush season Tom Janetzki, Phil Roy and Stuart Young were the big winners at the Waggaroos orienteering event at Rocky Hill last Sunday. Starting from the eastern end of Mount St in ...
    Posted 23 Oct 2019, 02:25 by Alex Davey
  • Oceania Carnival and Rawlings Park wanderings! Waggaroos Deb Davey has been selected in the Australian team to contest the Australia-New Zealand Challenge during the Oceania Orienteering Carnival to be conducted in and around Wagga in ...
    Posted 7 Oct 2019, 03:58 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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