Orienteering is a cross-country navigation sport. Participants use a map and compass to find their way around a marked course, traditionally on foot and in the bush although newer orienteering disciplines involve metropolitan areas, mountain biking or even skiing.
Orienteering is a sport for all ages and abilities. All events have a variety of courses ranging from the 1km string course where toddlers can follow a string between checkpoints, to courses of up to 12km of technically difficult cross-country
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navigation. Children, families and groups can enjoy some exercise and a fun outdoor challenge.
The best way to find out more about orienteering is to come along to any event! Speak to the friendly volunteers about how to get started, come along to a beginner’s briefing before an event, enjoy yourself in the outdoors and get involved in a fun, healthy activity.