Learn to Orienteer

Learn the skills of orienteering with our program

Find beginner orienteering lessons with Learn to Orienteer

Have an adventure with a series of beginner orienteering lessons in the outdoors near you. Use the links below to find details of your nearest program and join a group to learn the fundamental skills of orienteering.

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It’s for you!

Programs generally have a session once a week and run for an hour or two. Lessons are conducted in small groups and focus on giving participants plenty of opportunities to learn skills and build confidence to have further orienteering adventures. You will notice that:

  • We keep it very social and interactive.
  • We introduce and prepare you for map, compass and course navigation.
  • We do plenty of practice.
  • We have a fantastic network of coaches delivering the lessons.

Learning

In each session you will learn a few fundamental orienteering skills alongside others who are also eager to learn. Experienced coaches will deliver clear instruction, fun practice activities and create a supportive environment. Sessions will conclude with an orienteering course to test your new skills. You will learn lots of strategies so you can orienteer with confidence when you join a club and have your next adventure.

Flexible

As you search through our list of available programs you will notice we have different program structures. These programs aim to give everyone plenty of choice and make the experience appropriate for the location.

Inspiring

The skills and confidence you will gain from completing any Learn to Orienteer program will set you up to join a club and participate in local events. There are so many different opportunities to get involved with orienteering! From participating socially, to getting involved in the organisational side of orienteering, to competing and representing your state or even Australia. 

Find a program near you

Whether you’re looking for navigation, fitness or community… find a Learn to Orienteer program in your State!

Australian Capital Territory (coming soon)

New South Wales (coming soon)

Queensland (coming soon)

South Australia/Northern Territory (coming soon)

Tasmania (coming soon)

Victoria (coming soon)

Western Australia (coming soon)

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