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About Orienteering

Orienteering is a sport, which combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills. It involves navigating though the bush, parks or streets with the aid of a specially produced map and orienteering compass, with the aim being to locate checkpoints (controls) on various natural and man-made features along the way, such as a boulder, track junction, bench seat or street lamp. Controls are generally  represented by distinctive orange and white flags (pictured).

The skill in orienteering is in choosing the best route between controls, perhaps over a hill or a longer route which goes round it. It is this stimulating mental challenge as well as the physical activity that makes orienteering so popular. Each event may have a number of courses of differing lengths and levels of difficulty occurring at the same time.

There are different types of events that you can do on foot, on a bike, in a kayak or on skis.


For more info, go to Orienteering Australia website Click here or Orienteering Qld Click here. or please read this guide: {module_literature,i,91045}

"Joining Sunshine Orienteers is a great way to make new friends and explore our beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland!" 

"Sunshine Orienteers is a small but wonderfully committed and friendly group that I am proud to be a part of". 

If you'd like to be a part of Sunshine Orienteers go to Join Orienteering 

(This is what you'll see. Under "Club", be sure to select SOC)