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 news

  • New permanent courses are now open at Shepherds Hill Recreation Park.(see article below) Thanks to Adrian Uppill for his work in setting up these courses. Go to DIY Orienteering for more information on this and all the other courses. An ideal activity for the school holidays..
  • The December edition of the SA Orienteer is now available to read online. Go to About Us -> SA Orienteer. Lots of interesting articles.
  • Links to upcoming major national events can be found if you scroll down and look in the right hand column.
  • The December edition of the Australian Orienteer is now available for viewing online.Also if you have renewed full membership for 2020 you can place an order for 2020 hard copies if you wish. Go to About Us -> Australian Orienteer
  • Well done to those members who received OY awards at the recent presentations. A link to the complete list of OY results can be found on the Results Page.  Results from previous years can be found on the Results Archive Page
  • New memberships & Renewals for 2020 are now open. For details Go to About Orienteering -> Join Now.

Summer Orienteering 2020

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Summer orienteering continues through January and February on Friday evenings with the Twilight Series followed by the Snap Sprint Series.  All events are listed under upcoming events. Note that events go ahead if the forecast temperature is over 35 degree for the time of the event, but may be cancelled on very hot days (40+) depending on the location.

Additional sprint format events and training are planned for the weekend of 22-23 February. Details are being finalized and are to be listed in our event program on Eventor.

Less formal orienteering training is held on Wednesday evenings, generally at 6 PM – these activities are also listed in upcoming events.

And if you can’t make to one of the scheduled events, the DIY courses are also available – with the newest set now in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park. The start location for these courses is at the National Park sign adjacent to the car park on Ayliffes Rd. All DIY courses are listed here and maps (PDFs) can also be downloaded free of charge.

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A link to a Google Map – Location map shows you where the various courses are available.

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For some armchair orienteering – view this set of videos by several British Orienteers covering the important orienteering techniques. Some terms may vary from Australian usage e.g. "re-entrant" = "gully". From this first video you can access the whole set (will list at the right on the You-Tube page) - https://youtu.be/3r0pQf-Phsc

Summer Orienteering

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Friday night summer orienteering begins on Friday 15th November at Springfield, the start is in Mitcham Reserve. Old Belair Rd.  Details are here

The series continues through to Mid- December, recommencing in the New Year.  The event areas are a mixture of suburban parks and streets.  Each event has three line courses, the shortest around 2 km for newcomers and younger juniors, with 2 longer courses around 4 and 6 km.  A Scatter courses where you choose the controls to visit is also available. 

The Twilight Series is followed in February 2020 by the 4 event Sprint Series, where shorter courses on more detailed urban maps are used for each event.

Other orienteering activities are also held including Wednesday evening orienteering training.

For all events details see our event calendar page:

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New Foot and Mount Bike Orienteering Permanent Courses at Renmark

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New permanent orienteering courses that can be completed on Foot or on a Mountain Bike, have been opened at Paringa Paddocks, Renmark.

The project to create these courses was instigated by the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at Renmark and funded by Renmark- Paringa Council. This required the making of a new orienteering map over part of Paringa Wetlands, followed by consultation between OSA and the Visitor Information Centre over course design and the placement of control points. The orienteering courses will enable visitors to explore some generally unseen parts of the wetland including points of historical  interest. Some example control sites are shown below.

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Courses start and finish at the information centre on the riverfront, or alternatively at a second venue at the Lions Park, near the Big 4 Holiday Park. Maps for all courses can be downloaded as PDFs here.

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SA Office for Recreation and Sport

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