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-Oct)
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 bush style orienteering in local parks before stepping out into the bush. Also includes a night event. (Mar-April)
Navigate around bush tracks and trails on your mountain bike. The BOSS series offers 75 minute score & line+score events. (Oct-Mar)

Last Minute Information

Please drive slowly on the West Wallsend to Killingworth road. The recent rain has resulted in the road being very potholed in a number of areas whether approaching from either direction.

Parking will be only on the Eastern side of the gravel road, towards the top of the hill, roughly half-way between West Wallsend and Killingworth. Not at the substation as previously advertised.

The assembly area is in the large powerline clearing. Follow the tracks west, approximately, 100m from the parking.


The safety briefing will begin at 10am. The competition area is undulating with a large number of tracks. The forest is still quite wet in the lower areas.

Punching will be using the pin punches located on the top of each control stand. There are many control stands in the forest. Competitors must ensure the check the control codes (located on the top of the stands) and punch the correct control stands for their course, and in the correct punch box.

The course finish is at the Finish Tent, where your time will be recorded. Those competing as pairs must remain together at all times.

A reminder that competitors and helpers will need to bring all their own food and drinks for the day.

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