One month until late entry fees apply!

One month until late entry fees apply. If you haven’t entered yet, we’d love to hear from you soon!

Remember to order any ‘extras’ at the same time – will you use the bus transport from Hobart or Launceston? Arriving on the Friday night and want dinner and Saturday breakfast? Bringing a supporter? You can buy meals for them too, at very reasonable prices.

Don’t forget to get your Australasian Rogaining Championship merino top too – available direct from ioMerino:  https://iomerino.com/collections/australasian-championships

Article from NSW Rogaining Newsletter

The following article is reproduced from a recent NSW Rogaining article. Many thanks to Tristan White from NSW Rogaining for allowing us to use it.

…. To get a better feel about the event, I asked coordinator Peter Tuft some more questions to help entice to make the trip across Bass Strait:

Tristan White: Hi Peter, many people will have seen your name around in NSW events, but haven’t met you. So a few questions about you to start. Firstly, what did you do for a profession?

Peter Tuft: I retired a couple of years ago after more than 20 years as an independent engineering consultant in the oil and gas industry, initially in design and more recently focusing on safety issues. Knowing what we know now I’m not thrilled about having worked in a fossil fuel industry, but one’s career path is not entirely under one’s own control and we didn’t really know about climate change all those years ago when I landed in that area by chance.

 

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Website Updated

The Event Info page has been updated to explain what type of vehicles can access the Hash House location and what facilities are available at the Hash House for campers.

In other news, our first few entries have rolled in which is great to see. A List of Entries has been added to the website.

Remember that Tassie is a tourist mecca and that flights, hire cars and accommodation get booked up early.  So, to avoid disappointment, take advantage of early bird entry and make your arrangements soon.

Event entry is now open!

Entry to the Australasian Championships 24 hr and the Roving 15 hr (Non Championship) events is now open. Full details are available HERE

Bus transport and other extra services are also available to book.

The ARC2019 organisers have entered in to an arrangement with Australian company ioMerino to provide participants with ethically made, 83% natural merino, high-performance thermal T-shirts. These quality items can be ordered direct from the ioMerino website

An Early Bird discount is available. A discount of 10% will be applied to your entry fees if you enter before midnight on the 31st July 2019. So get your team organised and navigate your way to the entry form!

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.

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.