NavDash - Christmas Tree Creek

Christmas Tree Creek, Jane Brook, Saturday  27th July 2013

A different type of venue for NavDash this week – complex rocks instead of complex buildings! The venue is a former paddock on the western edge of John Forrest National Park, very open with patches of regrowth forest, and lots of rocks of various sizes and formations. As the name suggests, Christmas Tree Creek runs through the area; this is a tributary of Jane Brook and although not deep, is up to 3 metres wide in places. A week before the event it is quite dry, and not expected to be flowing strongly, but with showers forecast in the final days before the event be prepared for wet feet!

The Short and Long sprint courses are of easy to moderate navigation difficulty, with mostly fast running. Rock and contour interpretation skills will be fully tested at NavDash speed! There will also be an additional Starter course for children and beginners involving an easy stroll around the area, mainly on paths. 

Setter: Tony Simpkins Courses: Short and Long (2 to 3.5kms) plus a Starter course of 2kms. The event is suitable for, and open to, both beginners and experienced Orienteers, with the usual Beginner Help and Briefings available. More information for beginners is available at the NavDash page.

Registration and Event starts times:
Registration: 1pm -2.30pm Starts: from 1.30pm until 3pm Beginners Briefing: 1.30pm
Courses Close: 4pm
Event Fees: Standard NavDash Event Fees apply


This is an enter on the day event. However pre-registration is available, via Eventor, until midnight Thursday, but ONLY for Orienteering Western Australia Full Members who have their own SI Card. All other participants, including new and existing Casual Members, should register on the day of the event.

Important Notice:

All participants in NavDash should read the NavDash Special Mapping Features document.  This document describes map features which in sprint orienteering are forbidden to cross or enter, and could lead to your disqualification from the results.

Event Directions:

The Assembly Area for the event is at the John Forrest National Park gate on Pechey Road, Swan View.

From Perth, take Great Eastern Highway through Guildford, and 1km past the Grammar School, turn left into Morrison Rd. Follow this for 6kms, crossing Roe Highway and continuing to a roundabout at the top of the hill in Swan View. Turn left at the roundabout into Pechey Rd, and follow this for 2.2km to the event on your right. Drive past the Orienteering caravan, then turn around and park along the East side of Pechey Rd.

As mentioned, Morrison Rd crosses Roe Highway, which will suit people coming from North via Reid Highway or South via Roe Highway, or from Perth via the Great Eastern Highway bypass.

There are no facilities at the event other than a portable hire toilet. Please bring drinks/water and dry clothes to change into if there is any rain forecast.

Eventor Link with Google Map

OWA Sponsors

Australian Sports Commission
Department of Local Government,Sport and Cultural Industries

Acknowledgement of country

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Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.