Bay of Fires 3 Days

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Extend your Tasmanian orienteering adventure with this chance to explore the North East Coast.  Or maybe you had other plans at Easter, in which case you can join the carnival now.

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About

You will be able to test your navigation skills in this challenging but friendly multi day event. After orienteering in the morning you can relax by the sea, explore St Columba Falls or even go for a spin around the mountain bike trails at Derby.

St Helens has some of the best orienteering terrain in Australia and is world renowned.  The town has been hosting national and international carnivals since the Asia Pacific Orienteering Championships in 1988.  Most recently, in 2015 it hosted an International Orienteering Federation World Cup Long Distance race.

At the BOF 3 Days, Day 1 will be a bush sprint held in the afternoon (winning times about 15 minutes).  Day 2 will be a middle distance event (winning times 25-35 minutes).  And Day 3 will be a long event up to 90 minutes for winning elites but less time on other courses.  See Bulletin 1.

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Terrain

Throughout the eucalypt forests there are granite boulders, button grass marshes and intricate contour networks.  As a result of the days of tin mining the terrain also features lunar landscapes - barren areas riddled with eroded ditches, gullies, pits and water courses.

      

Further Details

For handy things to know visit Practical and for all the nitty gritty including links to old maps visit Technical. To find out how to enter and for entry FAQS visit Enter. For detailed event information for each day see Bulletin 1.