Welcome to Orienteering in South Australia

Orienteering: An Adventure Based Navigation Sport

 Orienteering in South Australian is managed by Orienteering SA. Orienteering is a sport in which participants navigate to complete a course using a map & compass.   READ or  SUBSCRIBE to ENEWS.

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Event Information for the SA Orienteering Schools Championships is available here

Next urban event on Sat 2nd Aug at Felixstow. Courses to suit beginners and more experienced orienteers.

Long Distance MTBO Team Challenge to be held the the Kapunda region on Sun Aug 3rd. Our recent wet weather has made many of the tracks that were to be used in this event impassable and as they are unlikely to improve before the event the organiser has decided to cancel. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Entries now open for the next bush event in Mt Crawford Forest (Chalks) on Sun 10th Aug and close on Wed 6th Aug. Courses for all. Enter on the day also available.

Next Wed Training event on Wed 13th Aug at Para Wirra Recreation Park (Lady Alice Goldfield).

Next Coaching & Training Day in Kuitpo Forest on Sun 17th Aug .




Report on EPC & OY at Salt Creek

Monday, 21 July 2014

Salt Creek – July 6th 2014

 Saltbush, Lincoln and Adelaide Orienteers enjoyed a mostly sunny day at Salt Creek on Sunday the 6th of July, trying out the map for the second time. Everyone enjoyed the courses set by John Brockhurst with help from son Mark, and also the around the campfire camaraderie.

A control adjoining Salt Creek

 Dave Medlin was the fastest in his course with Alan Holland, also from Saltbush not far behind.

Sadly numbers were down on previous years with only five orienteers completing the recreational courses. We hope that the word “championships” didn’t deter regular orienteers as this really is just an excuse to spend the day with likeminded orienteers from Port Lincoln and other South Australian clubs.

Beth Stevens continues to improve with the best Saltbush time of 80.21 minutes for her 2.5km course. It was good to see Marge Stanley, who enjoyed a chat whilst waiting for Willy Schmitz to complete his course in 85.51 minutes.

It was good to see water in Salt creek after recent rains, however the sand was not as firm as it looked and some of us ended up with wet and sandy shoes!

A BBQ lunch with tasty soup and cakes provided by members was enjoyed in this pleasant location, so thanks to those who donated food for the day and thanks also to Mick and Lyn Rehn who allowed us to use their land for this event, a mixture of open paddocks and mallee scrub, providing us with a new and interesting landscape. Click here for full results


Article by Karen Bilney

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