Street Orienteering

Street orienteering is a fun way to get fit and practise orienteering skills. It is open to both walkers and runners.

Details of events are published on OACT Website - See Events for details

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.

Basic information

  • Cost: $5 adults, $2 children, $10 family.
  • 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.
  • Courses:
    • Course A - visit any 18 controls
    • Course B - visit any 15 controls
    • Course C - visit any 12 controls
    • Course D - visit any 8 controls
    • Walkers' Course - visit as many controls as you can within 1 hour [running/jogging not allowed and a penalty if you arrive late]
    For all courses, you choose which controls to visit in what ever order you choose. It's a challenge to quickly try to figure out the most optimal route!
  • Wear normal running/walking clothes, and extra clothing to change into after finishing, if preferred. A compass is optional. For the winter season you must carry a torch and wearing reflective clothing is recommended
  • There are prizes awarded to category winners at the end of each season
  • Always check the Events page before each event to ensure there has not been a change in the venue.
  • Street orienteers should always exercise care when crossing streets to avoid accidents and causing issues that could lead to complaints. You also must not run through properties, gardens, or any area marked as out-of-bounds on the map

Example Map

Here is an example Street-O map. The maps are always printing in Black & White. The start is marked as a Triangle, each Control is a circle with the corresponding control number. Click on the image for a larger view.