Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on a unique, highly detailed orienteering map while deciding the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. Orienteering can either be a highly competitive individual sport or, when family or friends do a course together, a totally recreational activity. It is suitable for all ages, fitness and experience levels.
No special equipment is needed to start with, just comfortable outdoor clothing and footwear. Compasses are not necessary for beginners and most people soon master the map reading skills.
It doesn’t matter how young or old or how fit you are, orienteering caters for all ages with a range of courses to from. Course lengths vary from about 1km for beginners and children to over 10km for experienced adult orienteers. You can go on your own or with friends and family, and you go at your own pace.
Orienteering takes place in a variety of outdoor areas, from local streets and parks to forests and bushland. Each event may have a number of courses of different lengths and levels of difficulty occurring at the same time.
The skills required for orienteering is in choosing the best route between control points. Beginner’s course may not offer a choice, but as you progress you will learn to decide between options. Over a hill maybe shorter in distance but take longer than going the longer distance around the hill.
The mental challenge as well as the physical activity makes orienteering a popular sport.
Bush 'n' Beach Orienteering Club was formed in late 2013 by a small group of enthusiasts with the aim of promoting the sport of orienteering in Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas. Our club is constantly growing as more and more people experience the fun and excitement of orienteering. Why not come along to one of our events and see for yourself, from first timers to seasoned orienteers, all are welcome.
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Orienteering relies on volunteers. Volunteers at our events are able to participate as well as volunteer on the day. All volunteers will be made most welcome!