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Introduction to Navigation Course Tasmania Be taught to Navigate

Be taught to navigate

Escape the day-to-day and end up in takayna/Tarkine, on lutruwita/Tasmania’s gorgeous west coast for 4 days studying navigation and connecting with this distant and wild place.

Primarily based at Corinna Wilderness Village, we are going to come collectively and study to navigate by conventional map and compass, learn and interpret topographic maps with confidence and importantly, study to learn the panorama and the best way to stroll with it, not towards it.

24 – 27 April 2024

Caro Ryan navigation course The Tarkine Tasmania
Caro Ryan navigation course The Tarkine Tasmania
Come and be a part of me right here in fantastic takayna/The Tarkine

Why a navigation course retreat?

Primarily based on my commonplace 2-day Introduction to Navigation Course within the Blue Mountains, this residential retreat permits extra time to go deeper into the course materials and construct neighborhood round a shared expertise on this particular location.

For those who’ve ever dreamt of discovering your method within the bush, breaking by way of the invisible partitions beside tracks and stepping off the well-formed path, changing into an explorer and discovering your individual journey, learn on.

You’ll study the necessities for on and off-track navigation, construct your confidence find your method within the bush and for making clever choices in an out of doors atmosphere.

Like a detective in a narrative, you’ll be geared up with abilities and information to search out the clues to resolve the mysteries of the place am I? How do I get the place I need to go? And the way lengthy will it take me?

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The Pieman River

Who is that this navigation course for?

Designed for bushwalkers, hikers, canyoners, trail-runners, climbers or any out of doors adventurer, with little or no expertise in map and compass navigation, who desires to cowl the fundamentals, by way of to intermediate abilities related to conventional navigation strategies.

The placement and residential nature of the retreat will enable you to concentrate on studying (there isn’t a cell phone reception or wifi at Corinna… ahhhhhh) and rising your abilities.

Most group measurement is 10.

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Caro on a area day with college students – placing the speculation into motion

What’s going to I study?

This intensive workshop will cowl the fundamentals of selecting the best gear, map studying and interpretation, studying the land, compass use, timing and tempo, taking bearings and a great deal of different ideas and methods that can assist you recognise, stop and remedy the most typical navigation challenges.

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Caro educating navigation on The Overland Monitor (Picture: Andrew Ford)

What’s included

  • Teacher Caro and her Introduction to Navigation Course (+ assistant)
  • Return non-public minibus transfers ex Launceston to The Tarkine, west coast of Tasmania (approx 4 hrs every method)
  • Meals (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners [including 2-course celebratory restaurant dinner on last night]), morning and afternoon tea, Caro’s scroggin/path combine, pre-dinner nibbles, scorching drinks
  • Twin-share lodging with ensuite (single complement out there)
  • Nationwide Park entry charges
  • Pieman River Cruise on the Arcadia II
  • Topographic map and map protector (to maintain)
  • Compass (to maintain)
  • Copy of Caro’s ebook Methods to Navigate (to maintain)
  • Emergency satellite tv for pc communications
  • Group first help package (your teacher is certified in Distant Space First Assist)

What do I want to offer?

  • Journey to Launceston, lodging both facet of the journey and any transfers needed to fulfill the mini-bus transport
  • Journey Insurance coverage*
  • Day backpack ample to hold your lunch, water, snacks, hat, raincoat, sunscreen, personal medicines, and so on
  • Your individual bushwalking/mountain climbing garments, worn-in footwear, and knee-length gaiters. A full gear listing might be offered upon reserving.
  • Alcoholic or comfortable drinks

Our Lodging

Our lodging at Corinna is of their ‘modern inside/heritage outdoors’, latest cabins. In line with the historical past of the village, the country exterior displays the mining previous of the 1880’s, when white settlers first arrived.

Inside, the beneficiant 46 sq. metres open plan or 81 sq. metres, 2 bed room household cabins, present a heat and comfortable dwelling as both twin share or queen (single complement or {couples}), with a kitchenette, cosy lounge space with fuel log heater, non-public ensuite (with toiletries) and verandahs for personal moments to yourselves. All linen is offered.

Room allocation is on a first-come, first-served foundation.

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Queen (single complement) cabin. Twin Share splits the king mattress in two


$3,100 inc GST (twin share cabin lodging). A 25% deposit will safe your home.

Restricted single dietary supplements out there + $500 inc GST on your personal cabin. Rooms assigned on a primary come, first served foundation.

Conventional on the skin, modern on the within
Cosy fuel hearth… and a 3D map on the wall


There aren’t any conditions for this course, nevertheless, you have to ample health to bodily spend a day mountain climbing (we don’t transfer quick) in reasonable (grade 3), uneven terrain (together with hills) and a way of humour to understand Tassie’s changeable climate.

Course Location

Corinna Wilderness Village is positioned throughout the Pieman River State Reserve, takayna/Tarkine on the west coast of lutruwita/Tasmania. It’s Australia’s largest temperate rainforest and the second-largest temperate rainforest on the earth. Our area actions might take us into the encompassing Donaldson River Nature Recreation Space and alongside the Pieman River.

If the photographs really feel a bit acquainted, season 1 of Alone Australia was filmed about 25 km away on the identical waterway, Lake Pieman. I can guarantee you that our dwelling circumstances and weight loss plan might be far superior ;D.

What in regards to the climate?

Programs go forward in all however essentially the most distinctive climate circumstances. Warmth, mist, drizzle, showers, rain and wind are widespread in Tasmania, and customarily don’t have an effect on regular operation of our programs – generally they improve them!

Try the Bureau of Meteorology for particulars about common temps and rainfall for the realm.

If BMCS chooses to delay, postpone, change or cancel an exercise as a consequence of climate circumstances, we are going to make each effort to tell individuals as quickly as attainable. Contributors who determine to not attend as a consequence of climate, towards our coverage or recommendation, might be charged the complete course payment.

This course is run in collaboration with my companions, Blue Mountains Climbing College (BMCS) and is topic to their phrases and circumstances.

Hardwicke Bay – Nothing between right here and South Africa


Day 1 Our non-public minibus will pickup from each Launceston Airport and a central Launceston location. Heading out of ‘Launnie’, we’ll cease (inside an hour) for espresso at one among Caro’s favorite native companies. Absolutely caffeinated and briefed on the day, we’ll proceed by way of the picturesque agricultural panorama, hitting the north coast close to Devonport and winding alongside in direction of Burnie to gather our connoisseur lunch containers, earlier than turning southwest for Waratah Falls and our lunch cease.

Onwards to takayna/The Tarkine and Corinna, we depart the bitumen and discover ourselves within the Savage River Regional Reserve and start winding our method down in direction of the west coast and the Pieman River.

After settling into our lodging, we are going to set off on a brief stroll to familiarise ourselves with the luxurious rainforest of our dwelling in takayna, earlier than tucking into glad hour nibbles at our base adopted by a home-cooked meal.

Day 2 Navigation idea formally kicks off at 8.30 am, however individuals can go for some quiet time on their very own with an early morning stroll or stretch session on the boardwalk, to the sound of the Pieman River lapping beneath.

Tasty morning and afternoon tea, in addition to a hearty lunch will break up the day, together with sensible navigation workouts and demonstrations to maintain us focussed inside our cosy classroom.

Navigation discussions will little question proceed by way of glad hour and one other home-cooked meal at our base.

Day 3 Right here’s the place we put our idea into apply! Popping a packed lunch into our daypacks, we head out into takayna/The Tarkine to be embraced by the forest, mosses and ferns, feeling Nation and the panorama change and shift round us.

Transferring by way of completely different vegetation varieties, we are going to discover ourselves with a distinct perspective of the world round us, studying ‘map to floor’ and practising taking several types of compass bearings, for various functions. That is the place our classroom studying actually will get into our souls and every thing comes alive!

Invigorated by our connections to Nation, our new abilities and one another, we are going to return to Corinna for a celebratory dinner in Corinna’s Tannin Restaurant, earlier than snuggling down into our snug beds as soon as once more for our final night time of the journey.

Day 4 Testing of our rooms earlier than 9.30 am, we are going to step aboard the historic Arcadia II river boat for a journey to the mouth of the river, the wild west coast… and our ultimate navigation train for the journey, so don’t neglect your maps and compasses!

Stretching our legs alongside the sands of Hardwicke Bay, we share a packed lunch as we mirror on our learnings and all that we’ve skilled on the retreat.

Returning to Corinna we step about our minibus as soon as once more for the journey again to Launceston, arriving no later than 8 pm for drop-off at your resort.

nb: Itinerary is topic to vary

*Journey and Cancellation Insurance coverage

We strongly advocate acquiring appropriate non-public journey insurance coverage on your reserving.

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