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

Go to Events & Location to see 2017 Programme as well as combined SB & Lincoln Orienteers Programme.

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

  Whyalla East 29th October 2017 results

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Last bush event of 2013 season at Sinclair’s Gap

Thursday, 5 September 2013

A pleasant day at Sinclair's Gap on Sunday the 25th of August was well attended by approximately 40 Saltbush Orienteers. Geoff Mills set the four courses which certainly challenged those doing the longer courses. A couple of rocky & steep hills gave those who had controls either over the other side or on top of the hills, good views towards the south hopefully making the climb worthwhile.


It doesn't seem that hills slow some runners with Dave Medlin completing the longest Course 1 in just over 69 minutes with Jason Munday not far behind with a time of 74 minutes and 40 seconds. Tonia Munday completed her Course 2 with a good time of 69 minutes and 34 seconds. Zali Munday warmed up completing a Course 4 in just over 13 minutes and then decided to try a Course 3 with Sharon Harris, They had the fastest time for this course completing it in 65 minutes and 40 seconds.



Max Kaberry tried orienteering for the first time and enjoyed completing a Course 3.    



Most orienteers seemed to linger a little longer after the event, maybe feeling sad that it was our last bush event for the season. The slight breeze helped to deter the thousands of little bush flies from bothering us too much and it was very relaxing just sitting around under the shade of the mallee.



Our next two events will be around the streets of Whyalla, with the first one being held on:

Sunday the 15th of September

Starting from the Whyalla Wetlands Carpark

Course start times are between 11am and 2pm

Alan Holland will set three courses, an easy course around the Wetlands as well as a short and long course on the Tank Hill map. These events are always a great way to spend some time with the family whilst getting some exercise together, and a BYO sausage or chop on the BBQ after the event is a good way to conclude the day. Good walking shoes are essential as are sunscreen, a hat and some drinking water. If you have any queries please phone Alan on 86454182.


Our last event will be on:

Friday evening the 11th of October

More details will be available on this site before the event.

Article & photos by Karen Bilney