Come and join a merry bunch of adventurers as they explore the NW corner of Arthurs Lake, Central Highlands, by kayak and on foot. Other types of human powered water craft are also welcome. Speak to the organisers, Simon Allen and Karen Wild-Allen, if unsure, but coracles and patrol boats/whalers are acceptable.
Camping on Saturday night (24 Feburary) at the Jonah Bay campground is included in the entry fee to allow a relaxed evening and an easy collection of maps at 8am on Sunday for a 10am start and a 2pm finish.
Controls will be placed around Arthurs Lake and out on the islands with plenty of route choice. Will it be quicker to move by foot or boat. Where will you make your numerous landfalls?
The terrain varies from open scrub to rocky dry eucalyptus forest. The waters vary from open water, to dead tree graveyards, and there may be some swamp thrown in for good measure.
No doubt the hardliners will be out for points, points and more points. This event also lends itself to a gentle 'Swallows and Amazons' style explore, with picnics on the beaches, wicker baskets, cucumber sandwiches, along the lines of the Famous Five, or Secret Seven.
The aquatic rogaine, or aquagaine, will be a fun and social event equally suited to old hands and first timers. Team sizes will be two to five, with six allowed in a patrol boat/whaler.
If you are interested but short of a water craft ask around (put a note in the Rogaining Tasmania Facebook group). There may be some that can be lent out.
More details will be available and entries will open in early January 2024.
Simon Allen 0438 086 322
Karen Wild-Allen 0400 635 727
|Event End Date||25-02-2024|
|Registration Start Date||01-01-2024|
For the first time in many years, RT is holding a metrogaine in the beautiful metropolis of Launceston. Many are saying that this is going to be the premier event of the decade!
Launceston is home to the Cataract Gorge, Trevallyn Reserve, the UTAS precinct, many, many parks, and of course…. the monkeys!
The course is varied. You can rough it in the gorge, take in incredible views of the city, visit art galleries, and chill out at one of the many fine cafes in the city. Wander along the nearly pristine waters of the Tamar, scramble up to an eagle’s eyrie (or at least a spot that would have been a good spot for one), and even have an icy swim at The Basin.
The Metrogaine will be a 4-hour event, enabling Southern entrants to drive up and back in one day. Alternatively, make a weekend of it and warm up with a Saturday local orienteering event the day before.
More details will be released in February 2024. But add Sunday 5 May 2024 to your calendar now and prepare to be amazed.
Oganisers, Andrea Schiwy and David Cole
|Event End Date||05-05-2024|
|Registration Start Date||01-03-2024|
|Location||Max Fry Memorial Hall|