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Highlands Forest Series 1: Soapy Flat

  • Soapy Flat Road High Range, NSW, 2575 Australia (map)

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.

Earlier Event: March 14