Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or just for a family day out. The bush series caters for all in the great outdoors. (April-Nov)
Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Mar)
Preparation for the Bush. Try out bush style orienteering in local parks before stepping out into the bush. Also includes a night event for the adventurous. (Feb-April)
Grab your mountain bike and ride around bush tracks in either a street style event, bush style event or a combination of the two. (Oct-Mar)

Sunday 18 April (2021) 9:30am to 11:30am Course Closure 1PM

Pre-Enter here (thank you for pre-entering prior to the Event for COVID tracing. This also allows us to provide sufficient maps and supplies)

New map – New area. “HEBBURN ROAD” 1:10,000 5 metre contours

Please REPORT TO REGISTRATION before going to the Start.

Planning team: Denis Lyons and David Kitchener.

The area is part the part of Werakata National Park. Which straddles the flat (Southern) end of Hebburn Rd. There are no large hills, but a number of areas of thick ti-trees will add to your route choices.

DIRECTIONS: From the junction of Leggetts Drive and Lake Road travel on Lake Rd for 4.8km to turn right onto Hebburn Rd. (GRAVEL road –SPEED HUMP and CAMERA).
From Kearsley, follow Lake Rd (to the east) for 3km to turn left onto Hebburn Rd.
The registration area will be (Approx) 1.2km from the turn off.

PARKING: DO NOT PARK IN THE FIRST 600M FROM THE TURN OFF. “Runners will be crossing.”
Most parking can be found in mowed areas on the western side of the road.
Park at right angles to the road. This would be from adjacent to the Start area to north of Registration.
Additional "parallel" parking may be possible on the east side of the road.
MAKE SURE WE LEAVE ROOM FOR TWO-WAY TRAFFIC. Don’t block trail bike tracks.
You may need to follow Hebburn Road, until it leaves the powerline, to find a few other "non-mowed' spots.


COURSES: The three HARD courses will cross the road twice. Drivers and runners please show caution.
The start will be just off the eastern side of the road, 180m south of the registration area.
Preliminary information only, as many sites and tracks are currently underwater.

Click here to download the WORD Control Descriptions
Click here to download the SYMBOL Control Descriptions

NOTE: There is NO DRINKING WATER on the Course. Please bring your own drinking water.


VERY EASY 1.3km  Follows streamer trails and tracks
EASY 1.9km  The first part of the course follows a streamer trail or track,
then you need to know where you are along the track, before turning off.
 You need to be able to recognise, and possibly follow, a watercourse.
MODERATE SHORT 2.2km  Moderate cross-country navigation
MODERATE LONG 2.7km  Moderate cross-country navigation
HARD SHORT 3.5km  Difficult navigation
HARD MEDIUM 5.4km  Difficult navigation
HARD LONG 7.5km  Difficult navigation

(a) The start TRIANGLE will be at the map collection area. The VERY EASY, EASY, MODERATE SHORT, MODERATE LONG courses will use a streamer trail along an old indistinct track to move away from the start. The HARD courses will “go bush”.(With water views.)
(b) TRAIL BIKES and 4WD’s use the area. KEEP OUT OF THEIR WAY.
(c) The area does contain SPIKEY VEGETATION hidden in areas of light or dark green.
(d)  1. Brown triangle represents small termite mounds.
      2. Prominent tree-root mounds are shown with a green X. Meat- ant nests are NOT SHOWN.
      3. Streamer trails are shown on all maps with purple dashes.
(e)  At least 5 helpers are needed to collect controls at every event.

2021 Bush Event Entry Fees:

    Adults   Juniors   Family
  Members   $14   $10   $38
  Non Members   $17   $12  
First Timers $14 Inc Stick Hire  

*Family - Two Adults and two children (or more children)

Second map $5

SportIdent stick hire $2

2021 Bush Calendar1

Bush Event Entry Fees:

    Adults   Juniors   Family
  Members   $14   $10   $38
  Non Members   $17   $12  
First Timers $14 Inc Stick Hire  

*Family - Two Adults and two children (or more children)

Second map $5

SportIdent stick hire $2

Your Event Entry Fee Destination 2

Jesmond Park Bush Event

Click here for the RESULTS

The first bush orienteering event for the season will be held at Jesmond Park this Sunday 28th March.

Very Easy, Easy, Moderate, Short Hard and Medium Hard courses will be available.
An all controls map will also be available for those wanting to practice for transition to a hard level this year and for those wanting to try a variety of controls of differently levels.

All courses have a mixture of bush controls and park controls.

If you are new to orienteering or new to bush orienteering please talk to one of the officials at the event who will be able to provide you with advice on the course you should try and some guidance and instruction on orienteering in the bush.

Details and entry are available via Eventor - Jesmond Park

Assembly will be adjacent to the intersection of Robinson Ave and the Jesmond Cycle Path.

The best parking is along Robinson Ave or in the car park off Robinson Ave.

Starts are from 9:30am.

Course Closure is 1pm.

For those undertaking the moderate and hard courses full body cover is recommended.

All courses head first into the bush to the south of the Jesmond Cycle Path and finish in the park on to the north of the Jesmond Cycle Path.

A score/progressive course is available for people looking to transition to a harder level course this year. If you would like to try this talk to the course controller or one of the officials who will be able to recommend controls to visit and give you some coaching.

New Entry Fees for Bush 2021

   Adults  Juniors  Family
  Members $14 $10 $38 (max)
  Casuals $17 $12  
  First Timers $14 Includes
Stick hire
  Second Map $5    
  SportIdent stick hire $2    

* Family = 2 Adults and two children (or more)