Introduction to Navigation Course

Do you want to learn to navigate with a map and compass? Do you want to read a map with confidence? 

If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to find your own way in the bush, break through the invisible walls beside tracks and step off the well-formed trail, to become an explorer and discover your own adventure, read on.

Over two jam-packed days you’ll learn some of the skills essential for off and on track navigation and build your confidence in finding your way in the bush and making wise decisions in an outdoor environment.

Like a detective in a story, you’ll be equipped with skills and knowledge to find the clues to solve the mysteries of where am I? How do I get where I want to go? and how long will it take me?

Who is this course for?

Designed for bushwalkers, hikers, canyoners and climbers with little or no experience in map and compass navigation who want to cover the basics, through to intermediate skills associated with traditional navigation methods.

What will I learn?

This intensive workshop will cover the basics of choosing the right equipment, map reading and interpretation, reading the land, compass use, timing and pace, taking bearings and loads of other tips and tricks to help you recognise, prevent and solve the most common navigation challenges.

Have you already completed a navigation course or have past experience with wilderness navigation? My level 2 course might be right for you.

What’s included

  • Lunch on both days
  • Topographic Map and map case (to keep)
  • New Silva Ranger compass (to keep)
  • Copy of Caro’s book How to Navigate (to keep) RRP $34.95
  • Group first aid kit (your instructor is qualified in Remote Area First Aid).

Read more about the course here…


9 & 10 March 2024 – Sold Out

18 – 19 May 2024 – FILLING FAST

15 – 16 June 2024 – BOOK NOW

31 Aug – 1 Sep 2024 – BOOK NOW

2 – 3 Nov 2024 – BOOK NOW


Other locations

Tasmania // 24 – 27 April 2024 – SAVE THE DATE – Releasing soon!

Queensland // 13 – 14 July 2024 – SAVE THE DATE – Releasing soon!


Navigation Course - Blue Mts with Caro Ryan Credit Rachel Diamond

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