Gear You'll Need
Orienteering is a sport, which combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills. You'll need sturdy shoes, and some people wear leg protection such as gaiters. You'll also need an orienteering compass, and a Sport-Ident (SI) scoring stick. These are available for hire at events if you don't wish to purchase them.
Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) is the same but you do it on a mountain bike. You'll need a mountain bike, a helmet, a compass, a Sport Ident (SI) stick and a mapboard. SI and mapboards are available for hire, but it is a good idea to purchase them if you intend doing regular events. There are many varieties of mapboard available for purchase. Read this article for a review of different mapboards by Orienteering Australia.
Suppliers: There are many suppliers of gear available. Two we have used are
Wildfire Sports – Brenton Gray Aussie O gear- Colin Price
Ph: 07 3339 1433 or 0422248549 Ph: 02 4384 5003 or 0415210339
"Joining Sunshine Orienteers is a great way to make new friends and explore our beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland!"