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To do orienteering in your own time - choose a  DIY Permanent Course or download the MapRun App for Android and iOs.New maps are added regularly.

Ask us about Day & Evening Training Sessions - After-School Orienteering - Kid-O for the under-8s. 
 Latest News

Be a part of history - Australian 3 Days 2024 entries close March 3rd!

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 The Australian 3 Days Orienteering Carnival is just around the corner - don't delay to get your entries in, with the Sunday March 3rd deadline just a few days away! There will be ONLY 1 week for late entries, at a 25% premium, so get in early to save.

The Carnival Committee and all SA orienteers are looking forward to being there to welcome interstate and overseas orieteers to enjoy our exciting courses, set in the lush green Adelaide Hills and Murraylands. We've had a moderate summer, not as dry as we're used to, so the land looks amazing.

This year's carnival is extra special because it celebrates 50 years since the first national 3 Days was held over Easter in 1974, at the Royal National Park in NSW.

All events take place in convenient locations barely an hour's drive from Adelaide. The Monarto campsite is selling out fast, so get in quick if you plan to bring your tent or trailer. And don't forget to make a small donation to our landowners by clicking the Services tab.  A3D 50 1974 SM SACROP

The four-day program includes:

  • World Ranking and National Orienteering League races for elite classes 
  • Family Teams Event and Sprints on Good Friday
  • Free KID-O orienteering for children aged 0-7 (all days except the Prologue, as Bridget is the course setter)

Dates for your diary:

  • 29th March – Heathfield High School: Elite Prologue, WRE, NOL, Public Sprints
  • 30th March – Pymton (Rockleigh):  Middle Distance, WRE, NOL Event
  • 31st March – Ngaralta Country: Long Distance, NOL Event
  • 1st April – Narrinyeri Hills: Relay Length, NOL Event

Book all events and camping on Eventor

Find out more about the terrain and courses on the Australian 3 Days 2024 carnival website: https://aus3days2024.saorienteering.au/

Email questions to CONTACT US

New Permanent & MapRun Courses near Callington

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20231219 160925Five new MapRun courses, including two using permanent controls, have been established at the Adelaide Hills 4WD Park near Callington. All courses start and finish at the park Office on Eclair Mine Road St Ives. Permission must be obtained at the office before starting any of the courses. The shortest two courses, using permanent controls, are of Easy and Moderate navigation and are suitable for families. The longer courses of 1.8km to 2.6km involve hilly terrain although the climb is still less than 5%. Some great views are obtained on these courses.To download the permanent courses go to About Orienteering -> DIY Orienteering

Click MapRun to find out more about using MapRun

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Facilities at the Park include parking, camping, playgrounds and of course its main attraction comprising
several kilometres of well signed 4WD tracks that are classified into 4 levels of difficulty. Information on Adelaide Hills 4WD Park is available at its web site : https://www.adelaidehills4wdpark.com.au/   Phone 0488 551 116


3 Days Carnival O Gear Ready to Order

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Thanks to the work of Merchandise Coordinator Jan Hillyard and the design talent of Bridget Uppill, the Australian 3 Days Committee is pleased to announce the Carnival Clothing Collection is now available for order.


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 In addition to the Aus3Days Running Top pictured, also on offer is a range of comfortable hoodies, lined long-sleeve tops, polo tops and hats, embroidered with the carnival logo.

All items are Australian made.

Some important deadlines: All deadlines are now 16th Feb 2024

  • Colourful commemorative Running Tops need to be ordered by 31 JANUARY 2024. 16th Feb 2024
  • Other commemorative clothing orders have a deadline of 16 FEBRUARY 2024.

See the carnival website or Eventor for details:




We recommend you get in early to secure one of 50 spots at Monarto Sporting Complex, a centrally located base for all 3 Days events:


Event Entries close on Sunday 3 March (just a few weeks away!)

Orienteering SA looks forward to hosting national and international competitors at the iconic 3 Days, held by tradition over the Easter long weekend (29 March-1 April 2024) in the Adelaide Hills and Murraylands. Let your friends know because the more the merrier - spectators are welcome!

If you have any questions, email the Carnival Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Time to celebrate at the Annual Orienteering SA Awards!

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Bring friends, family and fellow orienteers to the Orienteering SA Awards, on Sunday 19 November - we'll be setting up from 4.30PM and starting at 5PM sharp so please be there before 5. The presentations will be followed by a BYO picnic in the grounds of Glandore Community Centre - see the map below. Looking forward to seeing you there and sharing the war stories and achievements of 2023!


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Australian 3 Days 2024 – Entries Open

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We’re excited to Aus3Days 2024 Logoannounce that registration for the Australian 3 Days 2024 is now open. The carnival committee expects over 600 orienteers, their friends and families to attend the events from 29 March to 1 April, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Adelaide Hills and Murraylands regions. 

What’s in store:

- Four days of challenging orienteering: NOL, WRE, Sledge, and more. Test your skills in diverse and demanding terrain.

- Social fun: Reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

- No shortage of ways to spend your free time: this is an area world-famous for its wines, locally grown food, and the world’s largest safari experience outside Africa.

For campers seeking affordable accommodation options, don’t delay in booking a spot for your tent or trailer (no RVs). The communal campsite for up to 50 people is conveniently situated near the Monarto Safari Park. 

Download Bulletin 1, enter events, book camping and order merchandise on Eventor.

For more information, including events, campsite and places to stay, and local attractions, visit our official website.

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Orienteering at the Nature Festival

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Orienteering SA offered a choice of free orienteering courses for individuals and families to do around Pakapakanthi Park and Victoria Park Wetlands as part of the Nature Festival. Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park has undergone a transformation to create a wetland with path network, boardwalks, viewing points and picnic areas, enhanced with plantings of trees, grasses and aquatic plant species.

Orienteering helpers were on hand to introduce newcomers to orienteering, and they could try courses ranging from short introductory courses from around 0.5 to 1 km, to longer ones around the wetlands.Courses used SPORTident to record course time. One of the longer courses around the wetlands is shown below.

Also offered were free children’s KID-O orienteering activities for the younger ones up to around 8 years of age.These were:

  1. Number Ob- a basic maze course based on numbers
  2. String courses - with controls punched selected from animal cards
  3. Make your own map - of the surrounding park using orienteering symbols
  4. Scavenger Hunt - find varous items in nature
  5. Wombat Hunt
  6. Playdough Mountains.

Each child received a card to be stamped at each activity.

Over 100 participated in all the activities, and some of the younger ones doing KID-O are below.



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