Team Building Area
It also encourages trust – to put your trust in others. Participants work in pairs where one is blindfolded and holds onto the rope, while their partner proceeds to give explicit instructions as they work their way around the course.
At Lonsdale Park, we have located 20 controls using features on the map (two controls are in the bush). In its simplest form, orienteering could be likened to a treasure hunt using the legend on the map rather than verbal clues to find the “treasures”.
The maps are available to download on the ‘Useful Information‘ page.
The nature trail is a short, flat trail that follows a set route through the bush reserve.
The trail has 11 study stations at different focal points along the way, that are bush environment specific and encourage “Trail Blazers” to stop, look, listen and feel.
The hike is approximately 8km. With a mid-day break for practical camp craft, swim, and a cook-out lunch, this hike takes between 5 or 6 hours (with activities) and includes 3 river crossings.
CAMP LEADERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE TRAIL AND MADE A SAFETY ASSESSMENT BEFORE TAKING STUDENTS.
Orange triangles mark the entrance and exit gates, and the track. Please notify the caretaker the night before you intend to do the hike. Entrance to the hike is a 1km walk from the park.