Highlands Forest Series 5: Boxvale Tramway
Aug
11
10:30 AM10:30

Highlands Forest Series 5: Boxvale Tramway

  • Boxvale Road Woodlands, NSW, 2575 Australia (map)
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SHOO Orienteering is glad to continue a proud tradition of bushland orienteering in the beautiful Macarthur and Southern Highlands regions of NSW.

The Highlands Forest Series aims to give new and experienced orienteers a fun and challenging bushland navigation experience.

Boxvale Tramway is a great bush map. Just north of Mittagong, it has a mix of creeks, open forest, rock formations, tracks and some dense scrub.

Beginners and learners will stick mainly to tracks to develop their skills and have fun, while we’ll throw old hands into technical bushland orienteering in some of our area’s most beautiful spots.

We have a Kids Club
We're also holding a kid's club/development program from 10am to allow the kids to have some fun with bush orienteering. Parents can hang around and help out/supervise, or head out on their own orienteering adventure.

Assembly location and time
The assembly is at Boxvale Picnic area off Boxvale Road. There will be red and white orienteering directional signs out on the Old Hume Highway to guide you into the assembly, but after you pass over the freeway immediately turn right into Boxvale Road for about 100m then left onto an unsealed road for about 120m to the picnic area with limited parking available. Note, please park along Boxvale road if the picnic area is full and then walk along the unsealed road.

Event registration is from 10:30am. You can start any time between 11:00am and 12:00pm (it's a good idea to plan using your map).

Courses and cost
We have the following courses available:

  • Very Easy

  • Easy

  • Moderate

  • Short Hard

  • Long Hard

The very easy and easy are short courses suitable for kids (accompanied by parents) which makes a nice challenge and learning opportunity. You only pay for one person if you go together, so it can also be very cheap to do group/family orienteering.

Cost: $14 for an adult, $12 for a junior (or $12 adult, $10 junior for ONSW members). Family and group concessions available.

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Highlands Forest Series 4: Appin
Jul
21
10:30 AM10:30

Highlands Forest Series 4: Appin

  • Assembly off Illawarra Street Appin, NSW, 2560 Australia (map)
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SHOO Orienteering is glad to continue a proud tradition of bushland orienteering in the beautiful Macarthur and Southern Highlands regions of NSW.

The Highlands Forest Series aims to give new and experienced orienteers a fun and challenging bushland navigation experience.

Appin is a great mix of river vegetation alongside the upper Georges River, open bushland, runnable mountain bike trails and sandstone shelves and rock formations.

Beginners and learners will stick mainly to tracks to develop their skills and have fun, while we’ll throw old hands into technical bushland orienteering in some of our area’s most beautiful spots.

We have a Kids Club
We're also holding a kid's club/development program to allow the kids to have some fun with bush orienteering. Parents can hang around and help out/supervise, or head out on their own orienteering adventure. This week we’ll be teaching kids about contours.

Assembly location and time
Assembly off Illawarra Street Appin. From Appin, head east along Appin Rd. Turn left on the last street as you head out of town (before the Georges River). From Bulli, turn Right after crossing the Georges River. There will be red and white orienteering directional signs out at on Appin Road to guide you into the assembly. There are NO TOILETS at the assembly. Please use the toilets in Appin Park (off Appin Road).

Event registration is from 10:30am. You can start any time between 11:00am and 12:00pm (it's a good idea to plan using your map!).

Courses and cost
We also have a short course suitable for kids (accompanied by parents) which makes a nice challenge and learning opportunity. You only pay for one person if you go together, so it can also be very cheap to do group/family orienteering.

Cost: $13 for an adult (or $10 for ONSW members), kids $8. Family and group concessions available.

DM us if you have any questions!

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Highlands Forest Series 3: William Howe Regional Park
Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Highlands Forest Series 3: William Howe Regional Park

  • Mary Howe Place Mount Annan, NSW, 2567 Australia (map)
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SHOO Orienteering is glad to continue a proud tradition of bushland orienteering in the beautiful Macarthur and Southern Highlands regions of NSW.

The Highlands Forest Series aims to give new and experienced orienteers a fun and challenging bushland navigation experience.

William Howe Regional Park is a great mix of open grassland, ridge, runnable trails, single track and open bushland. It’s nice and close to Camden, Campbelltown and the M31.

Beginners and learners will stick mainly to tracks to develop their skills and have fun, while we’ll throw old hands into technical bushland orienteering in some of our area’s most beautiful spots.

We have a Kids Club
We're also holding a kid's club/development program to allow the kids to have some fun with bush orienteering. Parents can hang around and help out/supervise, or head out on their own orienteering adventure.

Assembly location and time
The assembly is at the carkpark off Mary Howe Place, Mount Annan/Narellan Vale. Unfortunately there aren’t any facilities here, so use the McDonalds at Mount Annan shops (off Welling Drive) or Spring Farm on the way in. There will be red and white orienteering directional signs out at Welling Drive to guide you into the assembly.

Event registration is from 10:30am. You can start any time between 11:00am and 12:00pm (it's a good idea to plan using your map!).

Courses and cost
We also have a short course suitable for kids (accompanied by parents) which makes a nice challenge and learning opportunity. You only pay for one person if you go together, so it can also be very cheap to do group/family orienteering.

Cost: $13 for an adult (or $10 for ONSW members), kids $8. Family and group concessions available.

DM us if you have any questions!

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Highlands Forest Series 1: Soapy Flat
Apr
7
10:30 AM10:30

Highlands Forest Series 1: Soapy Flat

  • Soapy Flat Road High Range, NSW, 2575 Australia (map)
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SHOO Orienteering is glad to continue a proud tradition of bushland orienteering in the beautiful Macarthur and Southern Highlands regions of NSW.

The Highlands Forest Series aims to give new and experienced orienteers a fun and challenging bushland navigation experience.

Soapy Flat is great orienteering country, set in Jellore State Forest. There's great flat open scrub, creeks, climbs, and volcanic protrusion of Mount Jellore towers over the area.

Beginners and learners will stick mainly to tracks to develop their skills and have fun, while we’ll throw old hands into technical bushland orienteering in some of our area’s most beautiful spots.

We have a Kids Club
We're also holding a kid's club/development program to allow the kids to have some fun with bush orienteering. Parents can hang around and help out/supervise, or head out on their own orienteering adventure.

Assembly location and time
The assembly is at Soapy Flat Road, off Wombeyan Caves Road, west of Mittagong. There will be red and white orienteering directional signs out from Wombeyan Caves Road to guide to into the assembly.

Event registration is from 10:30am. You can start any time between 11:00am and 12:00pm (it's a good idea to plan using your map!).

Courses and cost
We also have a short course suitable for kids (accompanied by parents) which makes a nice challenge and learning opportunity. You only pay for one person if you go together, so it can also be very cheap to do group/family orienteering.

Cost: $13 for an adult (or $10 for ONSW members), kids $8. Family and group concessions available.

DM us if you have any questions!

Photo credit for the epic photo of Mt Jellore goes to Jonathan Berry, check him out on Flickr!

Any questions? Email us or message us on Facebook.

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Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

SHOO AGM

All club members and stakeholders are advised that SHOO will be holding it's Annual General Meeting as follows:

Thursday 14th March, 2019
The Davii's house in the Oaks
7:30pm start

Please RSVP to shoo@bigpond.net.au for the address and catering purposes.

The meeting will be followed by a regular committee meeting (which is always fun - it usually features cheese!).

Club members are encouraged to attend, and to nominate for various positions in helping SHOO get bigger and better.

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