Street orienteering is a fun way to get fit and practise orienteering skills. It is open to both walkers and runners.
Beginners and first timers and not-so-fit people are especially encouraged. It can be done as an individual or in groups of 2 or more, and is a great navigation activity for scouts.
Family groups and teams of secondary school students are most welcome. Please bring a friend and participate.
Register at the event each Monday between 5.30pm and 6.00pm; beginners briefing at 6.10pm; everyone starts together at 6.15pm.
20 controls are marked on your map and sited as described in the control descriptions section of the map. When you visit a control, you need to punch the corresponding square on your control card as proof that you went there.
visit any 18 controls
visit any 15 controls
visit any 12 controls
visit any 8 controls
1 hour limit
* for the walkers' course, you visit as many controls as you can within 1 hour. Running/jogging is not allowed and there is a penalty if you arrive late
$5 adults $2 children $10 family
Frequently asked questions
Can I bring a pram?
Do I need a torch?
How long does it take?
Do I need a compass?
Can I do the event on my bike?
Is there free watermelon afterwards?
For the winter events, yes. Summer events no.
Most people take about 45 mins. There is a time limit of 1 hour for all courses.
No. Most people don't use a compass.
Yes. Doing Street-O on a bike is fine. You'll be a separate category from those on foot though!
You can count on it!
Here is an example Street-O map. The maps are almost always printed in Black & White. The start is marked as a Triangle, each Control is a circle with the corresponding control number.
Street-O Course Planning and Organising
Course setting and organisation for street orienteering events is relatively easy, especially if doing so for a suburb close to home. All regular participants are encouraged to volunteer periodically (unless you are already heavily involved in organising other orienteering events).
Street-O Maps (you'll need to turn off other map layers)