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Hash House

Bunk House


2008 Australian Rogaining Championships

"Gwydir River Rogaine"

Friday 15th - Saturday 16th August 2008


The NSWRA, who brought you the 7th World Rogaining Championships in 2006, are your hosts for this event. We have an experienced planning team on the job working to make this another great Australian Championship Rogaine.


The 2008 Australian Rogaining Championships will be held at Copeton Waters State Recreation Area near Inverell in northern NSW.   The course will include the most spectacular reaches of the Gwydir River.


Coaches will run from Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.

The Sydney coach will depart Central Railway Station on Thursday at 8:30am,  Hornsby at  10:30am, Broadmeadow at 12:30pm.  Expected arrival at Copeton SRA is 6:30pm.  There will be a lunch stop along the way.

The return trip will depart Copeton SRA at 3:00pm Saturday.  There will be a 45 minute dinner stop along the way.  Expected arrival times are Broadmeadow at 10:15pm,  Hornsby at 00:30am, Central Station 01:30am Sunday morning.

The cost is $95 per person and you pay for this with your on-line or postal entry.

The Brisbane coach will depart Brisbane airport at 1pm on Thursday.  The return trip will depart Copeton SRA at 8am on Sunday.  The cost is $95 per person.  To make a booking and payment contact  ...

Peter McCallum
Mobile:  0418 73 1047
Email:  mcchome at

The Canberra coach will depart Canberra at 7am on Thursday.  Expected arrival at Copeton SRA is 7pm.  The return trip will depart Copeton SRA at  at 2pm on Saturday, arriving Canberra about 2am.

 The coach will travel via Sydney (M7, M2, M3). The cost is $125/seat (wherever you get on).  To make a booking and payment contact ...

David Baldwin
david.baldwin at


Camping and Accommodation

Your entry fee includes basic camping from midday Thursday to midday Sunday.  Ample flat camp sites will be available close to the Hash House.  Amenities include flush toilets and hot showers.

Cabins.  The SRA has a range of cabins you can hire. Contact them directly to make your own booking.  A part refund of your entry fee will be given at the event.

Bunk House.  We have exclusive use of a bunk house from midday Thursday to midday Sunday.  It is located adjacent to the Hash House.  A place will cost $30 per person.  You must book before paying by phoning Andrew & Belinda Pope on 02 9484 1736.  Bookings will open at 9am on Saturday 7th June.

What you get within the bunk house ...

  • A bunk bed to sleep on, 8 persons per room.
  • No linen or blankets.
  • Toilets and hot showers.
  • A large room for preparation.
  • A kitchen you can use up until the start of the event.

Thursday Evening Meal

A meal consisting of a pizza, dessert and drink will be available between 5pm and 10pm.  The cost is $16 and you must pay for this with your entry.

Partner Finder

Looking for a partner for this event? Go to the Partner Finder page to see who else is searching or to enter your own details for others to see.

Teams & Categories

A team must have between 2 and 5 people.  All teams are automatically entered in all the age/gender classes for which they are eligible

Competition will be held in the ...

  • Outright Championship Category

  • Open Female / Male / Mixed

  • Veteran (+40) Female / Male / Mixed)

  • Super Veteran (+55) Female / Male / Mixed

  • Youth (U23) Female / Male / Mixed.

  • Family.  Team members must all belong to the one family and have at least one parent or grandparent and one child under 18 years of age.

  • Novice.  All team members must never have previously entered a rogaine.

In addition qualified University teams will compete for the "Nigel Aylott Intervarsity Trophy" and all teams who place will contribute to their states success in the Interstate Challenge.

Entry Fees

Adult  $95
Concession  $60
Family maximum  $190

A Late Fee of $10 per person applies after 1st August 2008.  Entries close on 8th August 2008.

The concession discount on the entry fee is available to those without a regular income including dependant children, full time students, pensioners and those unemployed.

 The definition of a "Family" is  "One or two adults plus any number of dependant children each of whom looks to one or both of the adults as a parent and who all live at the same address."    The application of this fee should not be confused with the "Family" competition category.  A team can have members of a family who pay the Family maximum together with other unrelated persons paying the normal entry fees.


Anyone can enter this event. It is now NSWRA policy that if you are not a member of another state association you will be made a member of NSWRA when you enter an event.  There is no extra fee to pay.

Course Description

The terrain ranges from easy walking open areas through forest with numerous marked roads to a large mostly forested area of complex topography with large granite features and few marked road.  The forest are an interesting mix of Native Cypress, Box, Ironbark, Figs and Kurrajongs.

The map will be based on the 1980 issue 1:25000 topo with 10m contours. Use has been made of Google Earth and other techniques to update features such as vegetation, roads, dams and buildings.  Contours and creeks have been corrected in the vicinity of a number of controls.

Detailed Event Information

This will be available one week prior to the event. It will give the exact location of the event, an equipment check list and any special preparations needed.

Entry Information

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For general information about this event, contact  ...

Michael Watts
phone:  02 9568 3016
email:   Michael Watts

For entry or results related matters contact ...

Andrew & Belinda Pope
phone:  02 9484 1736
email:   absspope