58th Paddy Pallin 6hr

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6 hr Rogaine


Sunday, 20 June 2021


Newnes Plateau

How Much:

Adult: $70    Concession: $50   Child <14 free

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  • Analyse your own route
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With the large numbers expected at the event, please note that depending on your arrival, parking may be some distance from the start. Allow 5-7 minutes walk.

For those planning to camp, there are some areas to camp near the start. If these do fill up, there is a large area to camp abut 600m north of the start, or alternatively you can consider the Bungleboori campground on the way in about 3km south of the start especially if planning to arrive late.


This year’s Paddy Pallin is a return to Newnes Plateau, right in the middle of the state forest and only 2 and a bit hours from the Harbour Bridge. The Hash House will be 11km, of good quality dirt road, from the Zig Zag railway (if you are coming from Sydney or anywhere east).

With Covid 19 hanging around we have elected to have two start windows instead of a mass start.
You can start anytime during your window:

  • 08:30 – 09:00
  • 09:00 – 09:30

You will choose your start window when you enter.

There will be plenty of camping near the hash house on both Friday and Saturday night.

This course will have destinations and route options for the novice navigator up through the superhuman ultra-veterans.

The landscape features undulating grass plains, majestic pagoda “cities”, hidden fern gullies, rough and tumble off roading tracks, former pine plantations, and Bungelboori Creek itself. There’s plenty of flatter terrain and wide spurs for those favoring a scenic and relaxed stroll, and also some steep descents down into the distinctive towering rock features around the nearby creeks.

There are many tracks to help guide (and sometimes confuse), but the course is sure to take you off the beaten (mangled) track as well.

Some of the bushland was affected by the 2020 bushfires and you will see how it is quickly regenerating with explosive growth in some areas.

With 6 hours to cover the rugged and varied terrain, this one’s sure to be a challenge for those wanting to try and clear the course.

Event related queries can be directed to: admin@nswrogaining.org

Attention map nerds:

For all those map nerds out there, we have generated all the contours from LiDAR data for this event so that they are super accurate. 
We have also toyed with a number of ways to show the numerous cliffs in the area without reducing legibility. The result is a filtered rendering of the slope image generated from the LiDAR data. This means that we can show ground slopes from 60 – 75 deg graded in greyscale (white to black) and slopes greater the 75 deg as black. Below is a snippet of the map to whet your appetite.
You can see that small areas of grey in some places that indicate steep terrain and also small bits of black indicating localised cliffs.
Map Snippet for Paddy Pallin rogaine