LITCHFIELD CAMP - Combined Training Event - TEO and NTRA
9th to 12th JUNE 2023 - LONG WEEKEND
Join Top End Orienteers and NT Rogaining for a long weekend of navigational bliss in the beautiful Litchfield National Park! This is a training event with several activities on offer across Saturday 10th June and Sunday 11th June. Learn to use a compass and read a map. Get tips from the experts about orienteering and rogaining. Build your confidence by doing an OY orienteering event (4 to choose from to suit beginners through to advanced orienteers) and then back it up with a fun Minigaine event, where learners will be teamed up with more experienced rogainers for a 4 hour bush rogaine.
Come for the whole weekend, one night, or even just one event! Camping is available to TEO and NTRA members - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL (see all details below).
If you are camping, you must book and pay with TEO (details below).
If you are taking part in an OY orienteering event, you must register through Eventor and pay the relevant fees to TEO. Check the TEO website (details below).
If you are taking part in the Minigaine event, you must complete the NTRA Entry Form (attached below) and pay the minigaine fee to NTRA.
What is Rogaining?
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross country navigation. Teamwork, endurance, strategy and map reading are features of the sport. Rogaining is a team activity for people of all ages and levels of fitness, which aims to support and encourage people to develop respect for and enjoyment of rural and bushland environments, and to encourage the development of navigational skills, self reliance, general fitness, and the ability to work in a team.
About the NTRA
Rogaining found its way to the NT in 1999 (about a quarter of a century after the sport's invention in Victoria), courtesy of the energetic Andy Black and David Palmer who organised the first NT rogaine, the Croc and Rock, at Litchfield National Park in August of that year.
With their rogaining experience from southern states, Andy and David spent much of early 1999 battling Wet season humidity, flooded creeks, thick high grass and the almost totally unroaded bush of Litchfield National Park to set the course for what turned out to be an historic (and for many competitors very tough) 24 hour event.