The advertised event on 31st July will not proceed due to health restrictions. We are looking to run the event in October.
The 30th LAKE MACQUARIE ROGAINE 2021
…. In The Watagans little things count!
The Watagan Mountains are West of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake. The event will be held near Heaton Lookout with spectacular views of Lake Macquarie and only 2 hours North of Sydney.
The Course traverses both Watagan National Park and Forests NSW areas. Entrants will experience fascinating rainforest, pristine creeks and friendly fauna.
Large areas of the flora open up into stands of spotted gum, turpentine and ironbark. There are stunning spurs and gullies with gymea lillies abound, banksias in the drier flats, and amazing bungalow palm forests in some creeks.
There are many unsealed roads, 4WD tracks and foot single trails criss-crossing the Course to allow easy access to different parts of the forest before careful navigation into checkpoints.
Bob Gilbert, an experienced Lake Macquarie Rogaine organiser, is the Event Co-ordinator once again.
Thanks to the dedication and technical know-how of Hamish Mackie, a quality 1:25000 topographic map with 10 metre contours has been produced. Tracks and trails have been field checked, and any map updates from the forest completed by experienced Mapper & Course Planner, Rob Vincent. The quality of the map and contours supports unambiguous, accurate navigation across the area, even through the deepest rainforested valleys.
Bob and Pam Montgomery are committed Vetters checking tagged checkpoint sites. Pam using map & compass, while Bob verifies with GPS technology (FORBIDDEN for use by competitors!), they have covered almost 50% of the Course so far.
This is a popular event on the Annual Rogaining calendar. Entrants have the option of either a 6 HOUR or 12 HOUR event. There will be user-friendly options and routes for Novices or family groups closer to the Hash House, while longer technical routes for the experienced, fitter competitors will provide challenges that are both navigational and physical.
No matter which route you choose to follow there are plenty of checkpoints boasting spectacular views! Hopefully the COVID19 regulations will allow the popular “Tea & Damper” facility to operate.
General Event information can be obtained by contacting ….
Phone: 02 4952 1967