Waggaroos Orienteers

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 these distinctive orange and white flags.

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.


Next event: Sunday 1st August 2021, Goombargana Hill (new AWOC map) Interclub #7 with AWOC. All welcome, 4 courses from Easy to Hard navigation with assistance for newcomers. Travel south to Culcairn (Olympic Hwy or Holbrook Rd), cross the railway line and drive straight ahead (west) through the roundabout to Walbundrie. Turn left into the main street and drive through Walbundrie and across Billabong Creek. Turn right at the intersection into Daysdale Rd and follow for approximately 15km, turn left into Hopefield Rd and drive south for approximately 3.5 km. Look for O signs to the left and follow to the Assembly area. Starts 10:00am to 11:00am. Organiser: Wayne Bajenoff for AWOC. Please note the following COVID restrictions will apply: face masks must be worn at Assembly area (before and after running), observe 4sqm per person rule, DO NOT ATTEND if you have visited a notified COVID hotspot on or after June 21st 2021.

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