Full Day 9:30am - 5:30pm
Suitable for beginners. Medium day bushwalking.
Essential for anyone who wants to explore by map or beyond the usual trails.
Becoming lost is not an option for bushwalkers, backcountry skiers and snowboarders.Correct navigation can take you safely over any terrain and can save lives. We begin with the ancient art of navigation by the sun, moon and stars. Then we familiarise ourselves with compass and map skills, and put our knowledge into practice. It all happens step by step for complete understanding, guided by an experienced instructor.Amongst other things, you will learn how to take bearings and locate your position on a map, navigate through fog and thick undergrowth, understand altimeters and GPS navigation systems, and most importantly, how not to get lost! This course will make you a confident bush navigator no matter where you go!
This walk is suitable for everybody, from the novice to the botanist. Enjoy learning the history and food use of many Australian native plants.
The Aboriginal people lived a very healthy life on native plants, and passed some of their wisdom onto early white settlers.
Unfortunately, much of the knowledge was lost, but through detailed investigation we are re-discovering the great value of our native flora.This is a great opportunity to lose yourself in the delights of Australian native plant foods!
This informative walk is packed with tips and tricks to turn the bush into your outdoor pantry.
This overnight camping course is for people who want to survive when exploring wilderness regions. The emphasis is on learning, rather than surviving, so you practice skills that you will need in an emergency. You will learn to - Navigate by the sun, make your own compass and sundial, prepare plant foods and medicines, light a fire without matches (many different ways!), find water and understand hydrology, build survival shelters to keep you warm, dry and safe, survive a bushfire, execute the correct rescue signalling, stay calm - using knowledge about essential survival psychology.
You will also receive a booklet of essential bush survival knowledge and tips.
Our Bush Survival, Bush Tucker and Navigation courses are led by some of our renown team of outdoor guides.
They use their skills to stay alive and survive while walking, climbing and skiing in the Australian bush and Snowy Mountains.
Their experience also extends to mountaineering in Alaska, North America, South America and the Himalayas.