Do It Yourself Orienteering
Updated 23rd March 2020
When using this and other permanent courses remember that large groups are no longer appropriate and that current social distancing rules must be applied.
- LOCATION MAP: see where all the courses are on Google Maps
- For information about all Permanent Courses Click this Link
- Course maps: ALL MAPS AND SUPPORT MATERIALS CAN BE DOWNLOADED BY CLICKING THIS LINK
Several permanent orienteering courses, suitable for school groups, families and individuals, have been set up at:
- Belair National Park Start at Adventure Playground
- Belair National Park. Start at Gums Oval
- Blue Gum Park/ Kurangga new courses opened 13th July 2019
- Hawthorndene Reserve map updated 5th July 2019
- Hazelwood Park Burnside
- Fox Creek: Thomas Hill.closed at present due to Cudlee Creek fires
- Kuitpo Forest: Christmas Hill updated Jan 2018
- Kuitpo Forest: The Eucalypts updated March 2020
- Kuitpo Forest: Kuitpo Headquarters updated March 2020
- Kuitpo Forest: Woodcutters (restricted to groups who have booked Woodcutter's Cottage, Tinjella Hut or Jack's Paddock) updated Jan 2018
- Melrose. Start at Showgrounds
- Melrose. Start at Notice Board on Main Street opposite Over the Edge Bike Shop
- Mt Crawford Forest: Chalks updated courses 19th Feb 2020
- North Adelaide updated 30th March 2018
- Oaklands Wetland uodated 13th July 2019.
- Para Wirra Recreation Park. Start at Helipad new courses May 2018
- Paringa Paddocks Renmark New Location opened 27th Oct 2019
- Port Lincoln: Brinkworth Reserve
- Shepherds Hill Recreation Park New Location opened 30th Dec 2019
- St Peter's River Park on the Torrens Linear Park updated 17th July 2019
- Thorndon Park updated 3rd July 2019
No experience is necessary.
A colour map with an orienteering course and the course's control descriptions are provided on an A4 page. Instructions are downloadable as well as extra information for schools & group leaders.
The permanent course consists of a number of permanently placed control markers. At each control point is a small orange and white marker. On the marker are a number code and a letter code. The number code is checked off against the control description printed on the orienteering map. The course controls should be visited in the correct order. With the scatter or score they can be visited in any order.
These courses introduce map reading skills, and in particular the features of an orienteering map. A compass is not necessary but may be useful.
Choose from 1 - 5 km courses along tracks & paths (easy navigation) or challenge yourself by trying the moderate or harder courses. Courses will take about 40 - 80 minutes to complete.