Bush Navigation Training Day

Bungal State Forest

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We are passionate about taking you off the beaten track, creating positive experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. We are committed to ensuring that our day trips, weekends or tours are unique, attainable, well researched, affordable and tailored for the enjoyment of small groups. Our adventures cater for people from many walks of life, age groups and motivations. We aim to give you the very best of what nature and the outdoors has to offer, leaving you with a smile from ear to ear and a sense of accomplishment.

The skills of reading a map and using a compass are an essential for bushwalking, and having these skills means relying less on your phone and being stuck when it runs out of battery or loses signal. Knowing the basics will also give you the confidence to be out on your own or tackle a new walk with friends, and will give you the knowledge to start learning more about navigation and the enthusiasm to get out and about.

This training day is for people for people who have done our Map & Compass Navigation Training or those who have basic navigation skills and would like to refresh or upskill.

This event will be held in bushland an hour and a half west of Melbourne where we will build your skills. We will provide a topographic map of the area and a compass (if you don’t have one) and after a briefing to go over some of the basics again and a summary of the walk, we will head off into the bush to test out your skills under the guidance of our instructors. This walk will be a variety of both on and off-track with full reliance on our navigation skills to get to certain pre-marked features and challenges. This isn’t a race or competition, just a fun day out walking through the forest to learn and apply the essential skills of navigation using a map and compass.

Grade 3
DISTANCE Approx 15kms (depending on how you navigate 🙂


  • Compass basics
  • Map Orientation
  • Attack points and using features
  • Obtaining a bearing and magnetic declination
  • Following a bearing
  • Contouring and route choices
  • A Map and compass
  • Snacks and a healthy lunch

Our trainer is an experienced outdoor navigator, with many years of racing, orienteering and work in the outdoor industry. This is a group walk where we will work together to make our way through the forest, and will cover anywhere from 10-15km depending on the day.

Does not include:

  • Water & beverages
  • Transport to and from start location (Car pooling available)
  • Any private expenses

What to bring:

  • Large drink bottle, or two normal drink bottles on a hot day
  • Sturdy walking boots, trail shoes or runners
  • Long pants, skins or gaitors are handy as we are walking through scrub
  • Walking clothes suitable for the weather on the day

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24nov9:00 am3:00 pmEvent OverBush Navigation Training Day9:00 am - 3:00 pm Bungal State ForestType:Navigation Training Event Tagsnavigation,training


33 Devlins Road, Bungal State Forest, Mount Egerton, Vic 3352 Australia

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT