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)


Here are the Results.

Special thanks to the Setter Denis Lyons and the many helpers for another successful event.


From the Kurri-Cessnock road, turn onto Old Maitland Rd. at the western end of East Cessnock Primary School. Head North-east along Old Maitland Rd for (approx.) 3.8KM, and be prepared to turn left to park along a power-line on the western side of the road. This turn is not far past a crest in the road. Slow down and prepare to turn.

Anyone coming from the north along Old Maitland Rd should prepare to turn right (approx.) 500M after a double set of power-lines cross the road.

Map (New Area): “THE POWERLINES”    1:10 000     Part of Werakata NP.  (Between Abermain and Old Maitland Rd.) 

Planner: Denis Lyons



Very easy   1.8km   Follow tracks and streamer trails
Easy   2.2km   Controls not far from tracks, BUT you need to know where you are along
the track, before turning off. You also need to recognise and follow a
watercourse/gully (lightly streamered).
Moderate short   2.1km   Moderate cross-country navigation
Moderate long   2.8km   Moderate cross-country navigation
Hard short   3.6km   Difficult navigation
Harm medium   5.7km   Difficult navigation
Hard long   7.8km   Difficult navigation

Entry Fees


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


(a) The area is generally fast and open with many tracks and paths and no significant hills. There is some old quarry detail. Much of the green, especially around erosion gullies contains spikey vegetation.
(b) TRAIL BIKES and 4WD’s use the area. KEEP OUT OF THEIR WAY.
(c)  In control descriptions the “ant-hill” symbol may refer to either Termite mound (brown cross) or Meat-ant nest (brown + with a brown dot at its centre).
(d) LATE NEWS.  National Parks has now (Start of August) brought in heavy equipment. Main fire trails have been graded, with some new drains added (Now on the map.). Many of the trail-bike tracks have been ripped/ploughed and are thus not easy to run along. (Unless the 4WD’s flatten out a wheel track in 6 weeks). These tracks will be highlighted with pink/purple hatching. The easy and very easy tracks will NOT be affected. CHECK NOTICE BOARD ON THE DAY.


SPECIAL NOTE:                                                                                                                           

For this event INDIVIDUALS may compete in age classes.

(a) look for your age class, and enter the course for that class; or
(b) select a class for which you are eligible on the course you wish to complete.


You do not have to be part of the championship class competition. Just enter your normal course.

The following classes are available on the course indicated.

Course Men Women
Hard Long Open A, M40+A  
Hard Medium M(19-40)AS, M50+A WOpen A, W40+A, W50+A
Hard Short Mto18A, M(50-59)AS,
M60A, M70+A
Wto18A, W(19-49)AS, W(50-59)AS,
W60A, W70+A
Moderate Long MOpen B WOpenB
Moderate Short Mto18B Wto18B
Easy Mto14A Wto14A
Very Easy Mto12A Wto12A