Orienteering Tasmania has been re-vamping our permanent courses and for the first time we are making them available on line for downloading.
The two permanent courses that are available are located at the Queens Domain and the Upper Ridgeway Reserve.
The Queens Domain is situated in the middle of Hobart and within walking distance of the CBD. The Domain is a 4 km x 3 km expanse of largely undisturbed parkland, so undisturbed that it contains many native plant species which are rare elsewhere. It is alive with birdlife, particularly parrots, yet has many excellent orienteering features such as overgrown pits and quarries, rockfaces, ruined buildings, shallow gullies and tricky route choices around sports grounds and areas of suburban housing.
The Upper Ridgeway Reserve is only 5 km from the city centre, nestled under Mt Wellington accessed up Waterworks Road from Dynnyrne. Courses here work their way around the hillside visiting boulders, track bends, earth mounds and shallow gullies with the longer courses extending along steeper hillsides and including old sandstone quarries. Wallabies abound on the hilltops and the views everywhere are superb.
|Go To 'Get Involved' > 'Permanent Courses' page on
the OT website for full details and download instructions
|Below is a sample control symbol with punch
that is used on all permanent courses