Whiteman Park is a large bushland park located 22km north of the Perth CBD. It is open throughout the year from 8.30am to 6.00pm. Access to the Park is from Beechboro Rd North (off Hepburn Ave), Drumpellier Drive, or Dulwich St.
There are two areas of Whiteman Park that provided different types of orienteering maps:
Mussel Pool provides maps with line courses. The Whiteman Village map provides a scatter course that is suitable for those with mobility issues, e.g. using a wheelchair, pushing a pram.
For individuals or small family groups no booking is required to attempt the orienteering courses. All school and larger groups must contact the Bookings Officer on 9209 6000 to notify Whiteman Park of their intention to use the courses. This is to avoid clashes with incompatible activities such as major events or maintenance works. On the day of the visit all groups must check in at Administration or call 9209 6000 so they can be notified in case of an emergency.
Courses : there are 3 standard line courses available:
Short Easy: 1.3km with 5m climb
Medium: 2.2km with 15m climb
Long: 3.4km with 20m climb
There is also a scatter course with all 16 controls. The start and finish for all these courses is beside car park 26, on the west side of Mussel Pool. Other starts could be used by anyone prepared to design their own course using the existing control sites shown on the scatter course map.
When on an orienteering course please obey all signs, leave gates as you found them, and look out for vehicles when crossing tracks and roads. DO NOT ENTER AREAS SHOWN AS OUT OF BOUNDS ON THE MAP, INCLUDING THE TRAIN AND TRAM TRACKS!
Whiteman Village - Accessible for Mobility Restricted
The Whiteman Village map provides a scatter course with 8 controls. You can begin your course at the start triangle (a rotunda to the south of the administration building) or at any point convenient to you.
For both map areas in Whiteman Park all control markers are pine poles at the control feature. The poles have a square plate attached with the identification number of the control (as listed in the control descriptions) and a 2-letter code.
When you reach the control, write the letters in the numbered boxes on the map to show that you have visited the correct control.
Control Letter Codes, to check whether the course was completed correctly, can be downloaded.
To access the map download page, complete the form below.
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