postheadericon What is Rogaining?

Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation in which teams of two to five members visit as many checkpoints as possible in twenty-four hours. Teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints in terrain that varies from open farmland to hilly forest. A central base camp provides hot meals throughout the event and teams may return at any time to eat, rest or sleep. Teams travel at their own pace and anyone from children to grandparents can experience the personal satisfaction that comes from cross-country navigation at their own level of competition and comfort.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 September 2010 19:14)

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postheadericon Urgent: Help Wanted!

DESPERATELY looking for setters and vetters for the 6 hour rogaine to be held on the March 7 2015.

The area for the event has already been selected, itis at the back of Karagullen in an area commonly known as Carinyah. We just need setters and vetters.

Please contact the WARA volunteer co-ordinatator Ian Thomsett on 0428 105 127 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to offer your services.

Last Updated (Saturday, 21 November 2015 14:45)


postheadericon Volunteering:- your association needs you!

Volunteering is part and parcel of the culture of rogaining in WA. Unlike many other states, the WA rogaining association has been able to keep prices low and event quality high by the many members who every so often kindly forego an event to help out with administration, hash house, setting, vetting, first aid, or truck driving duties.

Due to the reduced numbers of people stepping forward to do their bit in recent times, there is a real danger of having to undertake drastic measures such as having to reduce the variety of food available at events, and of having to limit hash house (food tent) opening times.

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Last Updated (Thursday, 20 August 2015 19:42)

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postheadericon 2016 World Champs

2016 Worlds

Plan to explore the Red Centre of Australia in 2016 at the World Rogaining Championships!


Set by Australia's most experienced setters, it will be course that is bound to challenge the world's best rogainers. Picture spectacular rock formations, beautiful gorges and wide, dry watercourses with complex counter detail and very few trails.

Held on 23-24 July 2016 at the Ross River Resort and adjacent properties, less than an hour's drive from Alice Springs.

For more details go to

Last Updated (Saturday, 21 November 2015 14:57)


postheadericon Artistic Challenge

Are you good with the pencil or photoshop or paintbrush? WARA invites you to design a logo and artwork for the 2016 Australian Rogaining Championships.

We have four great entries so far ! Send more before Christmas ! Make it difficult for us to decide !

Your logo could feature on the event map, clothing and trophies. The designer of the best entry will receive free event apparel sporting their own design. The exact name of the rogaine is:

Down South
Australian Rogaining Championships
Nannup 2016

Please send your entries to Warren Smith:
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Last Updated (Saturday, 19 September 2015 16:50)


postheadericon Are you proud of your rogaining achievements?

Do you sometimes feel you want to let everyone know what you've achieved, and are looking for a more subtle way then shouting it from the rooftops?
Did you know that there are points achievement badges available for purchase from WARA?

They are available for those Rogainers that achieve the points milestones in bush Rogaines:
Then why not go to and place your order now.

Last Updated (Saturday, 13 July 2013 20:37)

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