More than just a trail run. Moving off the trail into the bush.

What Is It About

Bush orienteering is the classic form of the sport. With no marked route on the ground and in a bush environment; the aim is to reach pre-determined control points using a map for navigation. The key is concentration and the ability to make navigation decisions while moving as fast as you can. It’s not just for runners, but walkers/joggers as well. We have events available for everyone regardless of fitness or age.

Get involved

There are so many ways to get involved with bush orienteering in your community and have an adventure in the great Australian outdoors.

Join A Club

Find an orienteering club near you and become part of our sport and recreation community.

Improve Your Skills

There are lots of little techniques to learn to improve your navigation skills in bush orienteering.

Related News

Results and recap of the 2024 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
OA is reopening nominations to represent Australia in the Bushrangers team which will compete against the New Zealand Pinestars at the Kings Birthday competition in New Zealand from June 1st-3rd, 2024.
Applications for the Orienteering Australia Participation Grants for 2024-25 open today at 09:00am! These grants can be applied for by State/Territory Orienteering Organisations and their member clubs, to improve orienteering participation outcomes.