$499 inc gst
Start and finish at the Peel Forest Outdoors Centre base located 20 minutes outside of Geraldine.
9 am – 4 pm each day.
Appropriate for ages 16 and up
A course aimed at teaching or improving bush navigation and bushcraft skills.
Appropriate for recreational trampers, hunters, or those training for adventure-race/ or rogaine style events. The course will cover
- Reading Topo50 maps, features and contours
- Map orientation
- Taking a bearing
- Following a bearing/route-finding
- Distances and walking time approximations
- Using GPS
- What to pack and how to pack it
- Giving intentions and emergency communication methods
- Weather forecasts
1 night of accommodation at the Peel Forest Cabins.
Huatakerekere & Tarahaoa Cabins, named after the peaks of the Tarahaoa Range, are two self-contained cabins, sleeping eight and ten respectively. Each cabin is a simple open plan with separate toilet room and bathroom. They feature solar power, solar water heating backed up with a wetback fire, basic gas cooking facilities, BBQ, a solar-heated shower, and composting toilets.
Bring food for 2 nights and 2 days. Lots of hearty snacks and a packed lunch for during the day.
Peel Forest Outdoor Centre – 1222 Peel Forest Rd, Peel Forest 7992
- Preparing for a trip – Gear, weather, setting intentions, emergency comms
- Topographical map reading
- Comparing land features to map
- Orientating the map
- Grid coordinates
Ready to book!
- Day pack (approx. 20L) with a pack liner – plastic rubbish bags work
- Suitable active clothing for the weather (no cotton!)
- Waterproof raincoat and over trousers (we go – rain or shine)
- Thermal top
- Thermal bottom
- Fleece jacket
- Tramping boots (worn in!)
- Water Bottle (2L minimum)
- Cap or Hat
Gear that can be supplied if needed:
- Fleece Tops
Overnight – if staying at the Cabins:
- Sleeping bag
- Warm hat or gloves (winter)
- Tramping poles
- Puffer jacket