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Highlands Forest Series 2: Stingray Swamp

  • Kingsbury VC Rest Area, Penrose State Forest Sutton Forest, NSW 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.

Stingray Swamp is a re-make of an old SHOO map, set in Penrose State Forest. There's pine plantation and forest running, with some, creeks, climbs, and rock formations thrown in.

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 Kingsbury VC Rest Area, corner of Hume Motorway and Penrose Forest Way at Sutton Forest. Facilities here include picnic tables, limited toilets, and water. If you really need facilities, please use the facilities at Sallys Corner Service Centre, 2km north of the venue. There will be red and white orienteering directional signs out on the Hume Highway 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.

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