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  April 3 (2022)          9:30am to 11:30am      Course Closure  1PM

Map:        “HEBBURN ROAD”    1: 10 000   5M contours

Planning. Denis Lyons.     Vetting. Bob and Pam Montgomery.

The area is of Werakata NP. Which straddles the flatter (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 Rd. 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) 730m from the turn off.

Parking: DO NOT PARK IN THE FIRST 720M FROM THE TURN OFF. “Runners will be crossing.”

                                                                                                                               TAKE CARE!                                         

                    Most parking can be found in mowed areas on the eastern side of the road, immediately north of the assembly point. Mostly park at right-angles to the road. Some spots may need angle or parallel parking. Further on, use the western side of the road. MAKE SURE TO LEAVE ROOM FOR TWO-WAY TRAFFIC. Don’t block trail bike tracks. (A number of vehicles access the old mine site on some Sundays. Also a large refrigerated van may need access.)

COURSES: Courses will be mostly on the western side of Hebburn Rd. The three HARD courses will cross to the eastern side of the road, and have a separate FINISH on the eastern side, near the registration area. The Finish for the HARD courses will be marked with an Orienteering flag rather than a Finish banner.

The start for all courses will be 70m NW. of the registration. Follow signs.

The start triangle will be at a bend in one of the trail bike tracks. IF YOU HEAR BIKES IN THE AREA, IT MAYBE WISE TO DELAY YOUR START UNTIL THEY HAVE MOVED AWAY.

Course                                length     climb                             

VERY EASY.                  1.8 KM      35m Follows tracks and streamer trails.

EASY.                            2.1 KM       40m Controls near tracks or streamer trails. You need to be able to recognise, and possibly follow, a watercourse.

MODERATE SHORT.   2.1 KM       40m        Moderate cross-country navigation

MODERATE LONG.     3.0 KM        50m                            “

HARD SHORT.              3.5 KM       50m                                Difficult navigation

HARD MEDIUM.          5.2 KM       70m                                            “

HARD LONG.                7.1 KM       95m                                            “


(a) The start TRIANGLE will be at a track bend, approximately 20m in front of the START UNIT.

(b) TRAIL BIKES and 4WD’s use the area. KEEP OUT OF THEIR WAY.

(c)  The area does contain SPIKEY VEGETATION.

(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 pink/ purple dashes.

(e) At least 5 helpers are needed to collect controls at every event.