Sunday 4th - Monday 5th June


This year's Winter Classic will be held at Kenine Hill on the Sunday and Monday of the June Long Weekend! This is the only event on the OWA calendar this year where your performance over two days counts for the overall result. Awards are made for first male and first female on each course, based on cumulative time over the two days.

The WA Classic is a great opportunity to get out of the city for a two-day event, camp on the Sunday night, enjoy the


Manning Park, Spearwood

Cool and blustery conditions heralded the start of the Bush season at Manning Park. A total of 89 competitors took on one of the five courses. Thankfully the rain held off, though most competitors had to battle with the wind to get their maps into a map bag.

Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre, Dwellingup

With many controls close to the event centre in town, this event is well suited to beginners, families, gravel bikes, and even walkers/runners (enter foot class). E-bikes welcome - enter the E - Bike class! No bike? No problem! You can hire a mountain bike or e-bike from Dwellingup Adventures the start location for $35.


Some 34 starters braved the ominous comments about contours and were rewarded with a beautiful autumn morning for a ride in the hills and a coffee and treats at the local markets.

Julimar State Forest

This is one of our premier complex spur and gully bush areas with additional rock detail but also a network of watercourses and tracks for the easier courses. Generally, the area is pretty runnable except close to Spice Brook which has a band of thicker vegetation along it. The VE and H5 courses ONLY do not need to cross the creek.

Hale School, Wembley Downs

It unexpectedly turned out to be a beautiful day for a run in the luscious school grounds of Hale. Lots of twists and turns kept competitors on their toes. We were very appreciative of Hale School for being very supportive of the event and helping make it enjoyable for all. The NavDash had 96 starters and 106 courses were run. It was great to have such age diversity in attendance including some first timers.


Enjoy exploring the hills, valleys, cul-de-sacs, bush tracks and reserves in Roleystone on your bike. This event is based in the residential areas, not in the bush areas that surround it. Contours will feature in your route choice.

Runners & e-bikes also welcome!

Manning Park, Spearwood

Manning Park offers a great opportunity to (re)introduce yourself to a bit of bush orienteering in a convenient metropolitan location. A range of courses from the beginner level through to the more advanced have been set using the lake, park and the ridge of coastal bushland with its multitude of tracks crisscrossing it.

The range of courses offer something for everyone - regardless of age, orienteering experience or fitness level. For those new to orienteering,


Troy Park, Burke Drive, Attadale

The MTBO season opened on Sunday 2 April with a scatter time limited event using MapRun in Attadale and Applecross. The event attracted over 50 participants with many new to MTBO. Although MapRun challenges make the point results questionable, the 39 controls provided a solid challenge within the two hour time limit.

North Lake Senior Campus, Kardinya

The third NavDash event of the year saw a huge turn out of people (69 on the long course alone!). A brand new map, drawn specifically for this event, provided many tricky challenges, yet still enabled some crazy speeds to be reached. Many thanks to the North Lake Senior Campus Admin staff for allowing us access to the area. It shows that some tight campuses can be used for our local sprint orienteering events.

Hale School, Wembley Downs

Come and enjoy a sprint at the Hale School campus in Wembley Downs, with beautiful green lawns, neat gardens and intricate buildings. Be prepared for interesting route choices, intense navigation around the buildings and fast legs in the open. Afterwards, there are plenty of options – visit a local coffee shop, picnic at Bold Park or enjoy a swim and lunch at the beach.

Russell's Gully, Beeches Mews, Brigadoon

Without rain, the ground at Brigadoon was rock hard and making holes for control stands was very difficult. Many of the control stands had a little rock cairn for support. Fortunately, this map does not have any shortage of small rocks.

Troy Park, Burke Drive, Attadale

Come and enjoy a cycle around Attadale/Applecross! The course covers mainly residential streets, with gravel paths in nature reserves and cycle paths along the river. This event is suited to beginners, families and runners. E-bikes welcome.

Friday 20th - Monday 23rd January

Camp Quaranup, Albany

OWA is organising a summer orienteering camp with accommodation at Camp Quaranup, Albany. A team of OWA coaches will lead activities on site and nearby Albany sprint ‘O’ maps for three days and three nights towards the end of the January School holidays.

We are looking for young people who enjoy orienteering, want to learn more about it and have a fun time with other young people.

Edith Cowan University, Joondalup

Organisers Helen and Ken Post decided on the start time of 10am rather than the usual 9.30am as everything had to be set up on the morning of the event. The forecast for Joondalup for the day was 33 for mid afternoon, so the light easterly combined with the abundance of tree shade on campus made it reasonably pleasant running in the morning.

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Acknowledgement of country

Noongar country logo 2023 150pxNgalak kaaditj nidja Noongar Boodjar. Koora-Yeyi-Kalyakool.

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.