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Highlands Forest Series 4: Appin

  • Assembly off Illawarra Street Appin, NSW, 2560 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.

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.

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