Preliminary (v2) results are here...

Read my article "Fenceageddon" about the event here...

See photo album here...

See results in Routegadet and add your own GPX route here...

If you see any problems with the results please send an email to [email protected]

See final team list here...

Final instructions here...

Read Trev's article about the mixed team trophy here...

On Sunday the 18th of June:

  • Property gate open: 7:00 am
  • Administration open: 7:30 am
  • Event Start: 9:30 am
  • Event Finish: 3:30 pm

Organiser's Update

All controls have been set and vetted! The entire map falls between 560 and 660 m. Some of the controls are set in wonderfully open grazed forest where there is less than 40 m of vertical relief per square kilometre. Whilst there are tracks, it is usually both faster and more fun for a team to travel cross-country. It is feasible for a team to take a podium position and use less than 2 km of track. In suitable weather it will be a fast course that requires extensive cross-country navigation to do well. 80% of the controls are within 3 km’s of the hash house, and, the most distant control is less than 5 km’s from the hash house. There are no substantial out of bounds areas within the course boundaries. Any team can aim to visit any part of the course.

The course has a large number of fences in some places. Controls set near a high number of fences will be noted. Both social and competitive fossil teams that are frustrated by fences can seek out the 17 controls contained within a continuous section of fence free open forest. More than half of the course is cleared grazing grass land. For the traditionalist scrub basher, we have found and marked a few pieces of scrub that you can go and wallow in. Seriously, if you are in need of scrub then consider this year's Navshield.

Paddy Pallin Forest

The course is loaded with a diverse collection of animals. From the farming operation there are thousands of sheep, herds of cattle, and groups of working dogs and horses. As with most grazing country that has pockets of native forest there are lots of kangaroos, wallabies, emus, foxes and pigs. The birdlife is typical of inland Australia with flocks of galahs and rosellas, plus wedge tailed eagles circling overhead. Kids kids can expect to get a good look at several types of animals in a range of environments.

The personality of the course setters is expressed through a diverse style of control locations. Some controls are best approached through feature-handline navigation, some draw out subtleties in terrain, whilst others are best approached via attack points.

This course presents a rare opportunity to enjoy many kilometres of the Wollondilly river before it descends into the cliffed valleys of the Southern Blue Mountains and captured for Sydney’s water supply. The river’s pools are reputed for platypus spotters. A few controls have been placed to illuminate both the large river pools and the rocky cascades between them.


Description:

We are excited to announce that this year’s Paddy Pallin Rogaine will be held at “Arthursleigh”, a farm that is owned by The University of Sydney. “Arthursleigh” is located at Big Hill, 29 km North of Marulan in the Southern Highlands. The commercial property is predominantly sheep grazing.

Every year we donate part of your entry fee to an organisation that Paddy supported in his lifetime. This year that will be to the National Parks Association.

The course features extensive farmland, stunning open bush land and extended river pools. There is a vast variety of fences, but, many of the paddocks are large enough to contain several controls, and, both the bush tracts and the river frontage are essentially fence free. The land form switches between granite outcrops and metamorphic spur-gully which should entertain all navigators.

Please note that camping will not be available Saturday night prior to the event. You may find alternate accommodation at Marulan, Goulburn, Bundanoon or Belanglo but we cannot offer any specific location.

The first non-indigenous settler was Hannibal Macarthur, a nephew of John Macarthur. The property contains many historic buildings including a stone walled shearing shed constructed by convicts in ~1830. Please respect any buildings or structures from a distance and do not attempt to enter or touch them.


Need a partner for this event?  Try our  Partner Finding Service .

Need a lift or like to have someone share the travel costs?  Try our Carpooling Service


For general information about this event, contact  ...

Philip Whitten
email:   [email protected]

For entry or results related matters contact ...

Vivien de Remy de Courcelles
email:   [email protected]



Paddy Pallin Arthursleigh

Who can enter?

Anyone can enter as part of a team of 2 to 5 people.

By entering this event you become a member of NSW Rogaining Association unless you are already a member of another state rogaining association. Your NSWRA membership will last for 12 months from the date of this event.


Competition Categories

This event offers the normal age/gender based categories plus a "Novice" and a "Family" category.   See Competition Categories for more details.


Entry Fees

Full $55
Concession $39
Child < 14 years Free

The Concession rate applies for ..

  • Anyone between 14 and 22 years of age
  • Full time students
  • Unemployed
  • Pensioners

Our refund policy is here.