Bus Transport for ARC2019

The organisers have arranged bus transport between Launceston & Hobart and the Hash House. For safety reasons we strongly encourage participants to use this transport and to encourage this, with the assistance of the ARA, we will be offering this option at cost price or less. Bus times have been finalised but final costs will not be known until entries open on July 1st. However, as an indication, the approximate one way price will be $55 for Hobart travellers and $35 for Launceston travellers.

Bus times have been selected that optimise your ability to link in with flights to/from Launceston. Flights are limited and prices will increase as time passes. If you want affordable flights we recommend that you book as soon as possible. Please also note that the ARA has agreed that the Australasian Championships will start and finish at 11 AM. This will allow participants to get back to Launceston on Sunday in time to meet flights.

Friday 8th November
Bus 1
16:30 Depart Launceston
17:30 Depart Launceston Airport
18:00 Depart Perth (supermarket shopping option)
20:45 Arrive Hash House
Bus 2
15:00 Depart Hobart
18:00 Campbell Town (Coffee and supermarket shopping option)
18:45 Meet Bus 1 at Conara
Transfer to Bus 1 and travel to Hash House arriving at 20:45
Sunday 10th November
Bus 1
13:30 Depart St Helens
16:00 Arrive Launceston Airport
16:30 Arrive Launceston
Bus 2
15:30 Meet Bus 1 at Conara
Transfer and travel to Hobart
18:00 Arrive Hobart

6 months to go!

Planning to enter the Australasian Rogaining Championships 2019?

Some key things to know to help you start planning:

  • Early bird entries open 1 July (standard entries from 1 Aug, late fees from 13 Oct, entries close 26 Oct)
  • A bus will be provided to the event from Launceston airport on Friday (8 Nov) afternoon, and returning to Launceston airport after the event presentations on the Sunday. We also hope to provide a bus from and to Hobart.
  • Bus times and costs are close to being finalised and will be announced soon.

Map production and course setting well advanced

Many days have now been spent in the field and in front of the computer! We took delivery of our last batch of LIDAR data a couple of weeks ago and the map is almost complete.

After a few days of field work last weekend the last control locations have been taped. The course setting and vetting team have been pleased with the high standard of the LIDAR based contour and vegetation mapping. See this page for a small sample!

A few photos from our field trips can be found here. As time goes by more will be added. Also check out our Facebook page for information and pics.

Venue & Dates Announced

Rogaining Tasmania is excited to announce that the venue for the 2019 Australasian Rogaining Championships is St Helens, Tasmania. The event will be held on the weekend of 9 – 10 November, 2019.  This fantastic rogaining area has terrain ranging from steep areas with extensive granite outcropping to flatter, more subtle terrain that was historically utilised for tin mining. The map includes the sleepy coastal township of Binalong Bay and the world famous “Bay of Fires” area, a mecca for travellers who love the outdoors.

St Helens is on Tasmania’s north east coast approximately 3.5 hours drive from Hobart and 2.5 hours drive from Launceston. Both these cities have domestic airports. St Helens is a fully serviced town with cafes, restaurants, banks, supermarkets etc. The organisers will be providing bus transport from Launceston to cater for the event but why not stay for a longer break and enjoy Tasmania. At this time of year car hire and accommodation can be readily booked in advance. For information on tourist destinations and self drive itineraries visit the Discover Tasmania website.