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"Kariong Up the Coast" Autumngaine - Entries close Monday 6th May

  • Sat 11th May 2024
  • 12 or 6 hour options
  • Entries open
  • Kariong Scout camp, near Gosford

Autumngaine Promo 2

Our first fully "bush" rogaine will be set in Brisbane Waters National Park, only about an hour from Sydney or Newcastle, in a couple of weeks, set by Robin Cameron. The area was last used in the "Blisters for Vistas" Socialgaine in 2012, with a 100-point control placed atop the conical Mt Wondabyne (pictured below). Course setter Robin Cameron (also pictured below) has been working hard to deliver a great event that will challenge competitive teams both physically and mentally, but be fun for teams that want to just have a "Wonda" around and enjoy the Vistas without Blisters.

There is a mix of easy and tricky controls with fabulous rock platforms, views and creeks to explore. The course is a mix of some fast fire trails and single tracks (including the iconic Great North Walk) and some off track walking. There will be camping available on Saturday night at the Kariong scout camp and breakfast on Sunday morning is included. The 12 hour event kicks off at 11am on Saturday 11th May and the 6 hour starts at noon. The staggered start means less congestion around the close controls.

Entries are open here:

Autumngaine Promo

Autumngaine Promo 2

Navigation workshop

  • Weekend of 15-16 June
  • 12 or 6 hour options
  • Rydal (near Lithgow)
  • Entries open
  • Run in conjuction with the Paddy Pallin 6hr on the Sunday.

NSW Rogaining are, for the first time since 2018, running a Navigation Workshop. This workshop is open to all current and future rogainers. Even the best of us can sharpen our skills. Everyone will benefit from the expert advice and a chance to practise skills outside of the heat of competition.

We are working hard to prepare an enjoyable and worthwhile workshop to help new and experienced rogainers alike improve their skills and abilities. Participants will be split into smaller groups and coached by some of the best rogainers in Australia, and also have the chance to make new friends and gain tips and insight into this obscure but wonderful sport, set around lightly wooded village of Rydal.

If you are keen to improve your off track navigation skills and your skills navigating at night then this is the place to be in June.

The Paddy Pallin 6hr on the Sunday (also at Rydal) will be the last coaching exercise

Entries are open here:

Navigation Workshop Promo

ACT 24 Hour Rogaine Champs

Many NSW teams made the trip down to the Black Range, near Cooma, to partake in a beautiful weekend of traversing the open dry eucalypt forest. Three NSW teams were in the top 10 of a very competitive field. Congratulations to Xanda Kolesnikow and Ivan Koudashev for winning the Men's Open and placing 3rd overall in an event that truly rewarded careful navigation and route planning. Well done to all our teams who joined in the fun, and special thanks to tireless course setters Ron Simpson and Jean Douglass for setting yet another fabulous event.

Results are here.

ACT Champs Results Promo

Paddy Pallin 6hr

  • 16th June
  • 6 hour rogaine
  • Rydal (near Lithgow)

Paddy Pallin Logo

We are heading back to Rydal, 22kms west of Lithgow, for this year's Paddy Pallin 6hr. It's been 17 years since we held the 2007 Paddy Pallin event at Rydal. The area around Rydal is a combination of lovely open forest and pine plantation. There are enough hills to keep you honest, but only about 100m separate the highest and lowest points on the course. Fortunately the area was untouched by the Gosper's Mountain fires of 2019. We have booked the Rydal Showground for the occasion and you can camp the night before the event.

Rydal is a quaint little village with a long history. First settled in the 1820s, Rydal was located on Major Mitchell's main road to Bathurst, and was a busy village through the mid-1800s and early 1900s. The Great Western Highway by-passed Rydal in 1929. There is a hotel/pub, providing accommodation, meals and coffees, and open over the weekend, but no other shops. The main Western Railroad still runs through Rydal.

If you haven't been there before both Rydal and the bush around Rydal are worth checking out. (Editor's note - I have very fond memories of the 1996 Cox's Crossing Upside Down rogaine, which started at mid-night on the Saturday.)

Rydal Picture

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This year's Navshield is taking us to the Mid North Coast, about a 3.5 hours drive outside of Sydney (near Gloucester). The course has a mix of farm pasture, open forest, and gnarly gullies - plenty of lawyer vine to persecute you. As usual, the event is likely to challenge even the most hardened rogainer, but there's plenty of sights to see for those less confident in their offtrack skills.

Registration is tracking to open mid-May, as we're transitioning to a new event management system. Since the emergency services don't pay a fee, there's usually a rush to sign up. Don't be left in the cold! Follow BSAR's Facebook page ( to get notified when registrations open. Get your team signed up quickly - the event seems to max out earlier and earlier each year.

Navigation Workshop Promo

Navigation Workshop Promo

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