Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or just for a family day out. The bush series caters for all in the great outdoors. (April-Nov)
Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Mar)
Preparation for the Bush. Try out bush style orienteering in local parks before stepping out into the bush. Also includes a night event for the adventurous. (Feb-April)
Grab your mountain bike and ride around bush tracks in either a street style event, bush style event or a combination of the two. (Oct-Mar)


From Newcastle/Sydney: Take the A1 north from Hexham, proceeding straight ahead at the large roundabout at Heatherbrae. Approx. 13.8 km from this roundabout, turn left into Italia Road. Proceed a further 3.0 km, turning left into Hunter Water’s Balickera Park. Park as directed.

From the west, via Seaham: Use either Seaham Road or Clarence Town Road to get to Seaham. From Seaham, take East Seaham Road over the river, proceeding 3.1 km, before turning right into Italia Road. Travel another 5.4 km and turn right into Hunter Water’s Balickera Park. Park as directed.

Safety bearing is SW to Italia Road.
The event takes place on the opposite side of Italia Road from the parking. Italia Road is narrow, has poor sight lines and a 90 km/h speed limit. Please take great care crossing the road before and after your run. Children should only cross under supervision.
Trail bikes and 4WD vehicles are active in the area. Listen for their approach and give way by moving off tracks. It is safest to assume that they have not seen you.
Be aware of the presence of leaning or damaged trees, resulting from past storms and bushfire.

Map: Hamburgers Trail

Planner: Bjorn Mella

Vetter:Stuart Kurtz


Very easy
Moderate short
Moderate long
Hard short
Harm medium
Hard long

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Start times: 9:30 to 11:30am with course closure at 1pm. Please ensure you start your course with enough time to complete it prior to course closure