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 Orienteering in South Australian is managed by Orienteering SA and is a sport in which participants navigate to complete a course using a map & compass. Newcomers click here.


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Entries now open for upcoming bush events
  • Lady Alice Goldfield (Para Wirra NP) on Sun 3rd July. Entries through Eventor close on Tues 28th June. Enter on the day also available.
  • Narrinyeri Hills Orienteer of the Year event near Murray Bridge on Sun 10th July. Broad sandy creeks and rocky hillsides with native pines! Pre-entries through Eventor close on Wed 6th July. Enter on the day, and non-age-class entry, is also available. Courses suitable for newcomers. Driving time approx 1hr from Adelaide CBD.

Upcoming Training Event Women's Training Training Day (WOMENS TRAINING POSTPONED MORE DETAILS SOON)on Sat 2nd July at Lady Alice Goldfield

Introduction to Orienteering (Easy & Very Easy Courses) at Wadmore Park (Athelstone) on Wed 13th July. Registration by dusk on 10th July essential. For Juniors & Adults

Looking for Something to do in the School Holidays? Check out the Life be In It School Holiday Programme from11-15th July which includes Orienteering.

Entries now open for the SA Schools' Orienteering Championships to be held at Woodhouse Activity Centre on Mon 15th August. Primary and secondary students are eligible to enter, through their schools. Entries close on Mon 1st Aug. Note that a signed waiver must be submitted as per request from WAC.





Burra Orienteering Weekend

Monday, 13 June 2016

Link to all results including Badge Splits for the Twigham event

SA Orienteers travelled to north of Burra on the June Long Weekend to enjoy 3 orienteering events in the mallee spur gully terrain.

Saturday afternoon event on southern Meridee was set by Will Kennedy for Wallaringa OC, the course format was Middle Distance style with the hard courses having many controls in the complex of the deeply eroded creek systems, with some controls in the flatter vague areas to test the orienteers skills.


Course 2 at Meridee


After the orienteering, Peter Kreminski launched his book “The Stewarts of Meredey” describing the history of the Stewart family who were early pastoralists on what we now call Meridee. Ruins of their homestead are on the north of the map overlooking Wonna Creek.  Local landowners who now own the properties leased by the Stewarts were on hand for the book launch. Peter has also offered to contribute all profits from the book sales to the SA juniors.  So to purchase copies contact Peter on 0414 810 058.


Peter Kreminski presents his book to Robyn and Andy Thomas the
current owners of Meridee


Sunday’s orienteering was a Long Distance Badge event, with Yalanga Orienteers the organising club, Gerry Velaitis setting the courses with Andrew Kennedy the event controller.  Courses covered the complex eroded creeks in the north of the map, with longer courses traversing the steeper spur gullies in the southern half of the map.  Courses ranged from the M21A 12.9 km through to 1.6 km for the very easy junior course.  The course planner had encountered nesting emus when placing controls but these were generally able to be avoided by the runners.


OSA President Rob Tucker at the last control at Twigham Badge Event


Many orienteers camped on southern Meridee for the weekend, and Sunday night tested their camping gear as temperatures fell to around -6 degrees overnight.  A heavy frost and many frozen water containers greeted the campers on Monday morning.

Frost was still on the ground in the shady areas around the assembly areas for the Monday morning event at Mulga Valley.  Tintookies OC provided the third weekend of the weekend, with John Nieuwenhovn setting courses on the Mulga Valley map, last used for the 3rd day of the Australian Three Days in 2015.

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