Orienteering for 43 years. Last updated 21st March 2017. Saltbush Orienteers is based in the city of  Whyalla which is located on the eastern side of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The club was first established in 1974. Most of the maps we use are in the nearby Middleback Ranges within 30-60 minutes driving time from the city. New to orienteering:  Click here for more information about orienteering

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 Next event is a street event on Sunday 4th March 2018. Courses for all levels of ability. See article below

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Report on EPC & OY at Salt Creek

Monday, 21 July 2014

Salt Creek – July 6th 2014

 Saltbush, Lincoln and Adelaide Orienteers enjoyed a mostly sunny day at Salt Creek on Sunday the 6th of July, trying out the map for the second time. Everyone enjoyed the courses set by John Brockhurst with help from son Mark, and also the around the campfire camaraderie.

A control adjoining Salt Creek

 Dave Medlin was the fastest in his course with Alan Holland, also from Saltbush not far behind.

Sadly numbers were down on previous years with only five orienteers completing the recreational courses. We hope that the word “championships” didn’t deter regular orienteers as this really is just an excuse to spend the day with likeminded orienteers from Port Lincoln and other South Australian clubs.

Beth Stevens continues to improve with the best Saltbush time of 80.21 minutes for her 2.5km course. It was good to see Marge Stanley, who enjoyed a chat whilst waiting for Willy Schmitz to complete his course in 85.51 minutes.

It was good to see water in Salt creek after recent rains, however the sand was not as firm as it looked and some of us ended up with wet and sandy shoes!

A BBQ lunch with tasty soup and cakes provided by members was enjoyed in this pleasant location, so thanks to those who donated food for the day and thanks also to Mick and Lyn Rehn who allowed us to use their land for this event, a mixture of open paddocks and mallee scrub, providing us with a new and interesting landscape. Click here for full results


Article by Karen Bilney