DIY Orienteering Download Page

Updated  22nd April 2024

General Information:

  • When using permanent courses remember that large groups are not recommended (1-2 is good) and that current social distancing recommendations should be followed.
  • Always please make sure you use the most up to date map for any permanent course that you use. Changes often occur to both maps and courses. Controls on old maps may no longer exist and out of bounds areas change

IMG 31711 26th Jan 2020: Fox Creek permanent courses closed for the present due to the impact of the Cudlee Creek fires. Check with Forestry SA Website




Thanks for registering your interest in using our permanent courses. Please report any damaged or missing control markers to the Orienteering SA Secretary.  Your feedback would also be valued.

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Adelaide Hills 4WD Park near Callington Entry via Park Office on Eclair Mine Road St Ives. Permission must be sought at the Park Office before using these courses.Course start and finish at the office. 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

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Adelaide Hills 4WD Park Easy 1.pdf  0.8km

Adelaide Hills 4WD Park Moderate 1.pdf 0.8m

Control Codes for Teachers and Group Leaders

These and three other courses are available on MapRun



Belair National Park - Park Office, Upper Sturt Rd, Belair, ph 8278 5477

Belair National Park Al l Control Codes  for teachers & group leaders

A) Belair Course Set One: Gums Oval

The start and finish is next to a BBQ shed on the Western side of Gums Oval. Entry is via the main gate off Upper Sturt Road.  Hard copy maps may be available from the National Park Office as you enter the Park.

Gums signageStart: Belair Gums

Gums Courses updated July 2022






B)    Belair Course Set Two: Adventure Playground..updated Nov 2018

The start & finish is at the "Adventure Orienteering" sign near the kiosk at the Adventure Playground. Hard copy maps may be available from the National Park Office as you enter the Park.

Adventure signage

Start/Finish Belair

Blue Gum Park (Park 20) /Kurangga 18th August 2023 Re-opened with new courses and updated map.

StartFinishBlueGumsThe courses start and finish to the west of Tree Climb in the south parklands on the north side of Greenhill Rd. A temporary wooden post with a marker on top can be found there as shown in the photograph. Later this will be replaced by a proper sign.

  * Blue Gum Park.Course 1 1.1km

  * Blue Gum Park. Course 2 1.7km

 Fox Creek: Thomas Hill

Newsflash 26th Jan 2020: Fox Creek permanent courses closed for the present due to the impact of the Cudlee Creek fires

The courses start and finish just inside the main gate off Croft Road marked to "Fox Creek MTB Park"

        Best for foot orienteering:

  • Thomas Hill Fox Creek Easy1 1.9km
  • Thomas Hill Fox Creek Moderate1 3.3km
  • Thomas Hill Fox Creek Moderate2 1.5km

 Best for Mountain Bike Orienteering

  • Thomas Hill Fox Creek MTBO Moderate1 3.1km
  • Thomas Hill Fox Creek MTBO Hard1 3.5km

Suitable for both foot and mountain bike orienteering

  • Thomas Hill Fox Creek Scatter or Score (25controls)

Thomas Hill Fox Creek Answer Codes ForTeachers & Group Leaders

Carisbrooke Park New location 23rd Feb 2022

IMG 3768Start at sign (kindly provided by the City of Salisbury) on lawn at eastern end of southern car park off Main North Road, Salisbury.




 Hawthorndene Reserve map updated 5th July 2019

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Start/Finish Hawthorndene Reserve

The start & finish is close to the southern entrance of the playground on Watahuna Ave just to the north of the roundabout. A temporary blue post is there at present which will soon be replaced by a prominant sign.


Happy Valley New location June 2023..updated 27th June 2023 due to minor errors Start/Finish at sign next to footbridge just north of the Happy Valley Reservoir car park, which is entered from the Chandlers Hill and Kenihans junction roundabout

Supported by SA Water.


Hazelwood Park  Please Note: Control 40 is missing as some of the fence has been removed. If this is on your course just go to the location and then continue on your course. The control will be replaced and the course adjusted as soon as possible.  

Sign marking start/finish

Enter the park via Howard Tce Burnside. The start and finish is as shown on the map just to the east of the Adventure Playground. Thanks to Burnside Council for installing the sign.



For Teachers & Group Leaders only: Permanent Marker Codes HazelwoodPark  updated 29th Oct 2022

 Kuitpo Forest

Report to ForestrySA office (if they are open) before proceeding as some areas may be restricted due to forestry operations. 

 Start and Finish for Christmas Hill at the gate, northern side of Christmas Hill Rd near its junction with Brookman Road. Map updated 29th June 2021,Moderate Course updated 25th Sept 2022

Start & Finish for The Eucalypts Maps is at sign near the Rocky Creek Hut which is near the carpark on Razorback Rd.at sign near the Rocky Creek Hut which is near the carpark on Razorback Rd.. Minor map updates 14th Dec 2023

Start and finish for Kuitpo Headquarters Maps at the Kuitpo Forest Information Centre carpark which is opposite the junction of Wickham Hill Rd with Brookman Rd. 19th Oct 2021 New courses. Minor map updates 14th Dec 2023

Start & Finish for Woodcutters Map is at  Woodcutter’s Cottage or Tinjella Hut off Brookman Rd. Scatter course of 18 controls. Restricted to use by groups who have booked the Woodcutter’s Cottage Tinjella Hut or the Jack’s Paddock area from Forestry SA. Map & Course changes 14th Dec 2023

Course updated 25th Sept 2022

AllKuitpoForestDIYCoursesAnswerCodes.pdf For use by Teachers & Group Leaders Only. updated 25th Sept 2022

Marion Heritage Walk New 13th Nov 2023 Start and Finish at eastern end of Church Cres. Marion

  • Marion Heritage Walk Map
  • Marion Heritage Walk Brochure. Does not print very well. Better to get original brochure. Brochures can be collected from the City of Marion, the Marion Heritage Research Centre (next to Council on Sturt Road) and the Marion Historic Village Museum (Township Road, Marion).


  A) Melrose Showgrounds . All easy to moderate courses in a safe well defined area. Ideal for school or other group use as well as individuals. Suitable for foot or mountain bike orienteering. Start and finish at the lighting tower on the eastern edge of the oval.

 20170428 133317 resizedShowgrounds Start with Mt Remarkable in sight

16th Aug 2020  Updates to Melrose Showgrounds map & courses..




  B) Melrose: Ups & Downs Start and finish at the public noticeboard opposite the Mt Remarkable Hotel. Largely on private land adjoining the town. Access has been kindly allowed by the landowner so please respect the property so that we continue to have access. Courses range from easy to hard and are suited to both mountain bike and foot orienteering. 1st April 2022 Changes to courses due to loss of control 38. Control replaced & now in new location

   Melrose answer codes for Teachers and Group Leaders Only

Mt Crawford Forest: Updated 19th Feb 2020 Start is at the Chalks Camping Ground indicated on the map by the purple triangle. Turn into Forties Rd from Warren Rd about 1km south of the Forestry SA Headquarters.

Chalks Answer Codes for Teachers and Group Leaders Only

North Adelaide - Updated 12th April 2024

Start and finish is at Elder Park Rotunda. However there is no marker at this point.

Guide to Do It yourself orienteering at North Adelaide

North Adelaide Easy Short 2.0km

North Adelaide Moderate Medium 2.7km

North Adelaide Moderate Long 3.3km

North Adelaide Scatter 13 controls 13 controls

For Teachers & Group Leaders Only All control Codes North Adelaide

Oaklands Wetland

The Oaklands Wetland is on the southern side of Oaklands Rd opposite the Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre.

Control Codes for Teachers & Group Leaders Only.

 Para Wirra Recreation Park  Start at prominant sign on western side of Helipad car park.   Map update 18th Aug 2022.

For Teachers & Group Leaders Only Para Wirra answer codes

Paringa Paddocks Renmark New location opened 27th Oct 2019. Courses start at either the Lions Park (LP) or the Visitor Information Centre (VIC). There are both FOOT orienteering and MTBO courses available.


For Teachers & Group Leaders Only. Answer Codes


Port Lincoln: Brinkworth Reserve:  More information about these courses can be obtained by visiting the Lincoln Orienteers Website: http://www.lincolnorienteers.com.au/

Rawnsley Park Station New location 29th Sept 2020 Restricted to people staying at Rawnsley Park Station.

IMG 20200712 075758c All courses start and finish at the sign next to the Caravan Park Office

  * Short Easy Course 1.7km

  * Medium Course 2.7km Some navigational skills required

  * Long Course 4.3km. Good navigational skills required

  * Score Course (26 controls) Some controls will require good navigational    skills

For Teachers & Group Leaders Only. Answer Codes


Shepherds Hill Recreation Park  IMG 31411All courses start and finish at the eastern end of the car park on Ayliffes Road. Just start at the information sign with the O markers on them. Map and courses updated 30th May 2023


For Teachers & Team Leaders Only Control Codes Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

St Peters River Park (Torrens Linear Park) Start and finish at prominent sign on north east side of BBQ area and toilets accessible from car park on River Road.  Map updated Dec 2019.

Start for St Peters River Park

For Teachers & Team Leaders only Permanent control Codes St Peters River Park

Tangari (Woodcroft) Start at the orienteering sign next to the northern car park on Pine Road, Woodcroft.

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For Teachers & Team Leaders only Permanent Control Codes Tangari

Thorndon Park (Athelstone) Some maps are also available free (weekends only subject to availability) from the Rotary Club Kiosk. Start and finish at the sign near the kiosk. Map and courses updated 6th July 2023

For Teachers & Group Leaders Only: Permanent control answers ThorndonPark



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