postheadericon The Wildflower Rogaine - 12 August 2017

Plans are underway to revisit the location of the 2nd World Rogaine Championships (and only WRC hosted in WA) from the 1996 Everlasting Rogaine at Mt Singleton, 4.5 hours NE of Perth. Our setter Ann Smithson writes below...

Dreaming of Wildflowers?

This Spring, we offer you not only carpets of wildflowers, but also red soil, a Mount, a historic pastoral station by the hash house, the nearest taste of the outback to Perth, a magnificent Lake, and a reserve managed as an indigenous protected area by generations of one family.

We can promise the Wildflower rogaine will have plenty of both gentle wildflower-filled mulga country, that is a delight for everyone to cross in spring, and topography to challenge even our most competitive of rogainers.

The high point of the rogaine is over 600m, and has accessible and spectacular views.

This, our only 24 hour rogaine for 2017 and our State Championships, is well worth everyone travelling to. At around 4.5 hours drive (depending on your selection of great stops on the way), this is a weekend worth reserving in your diary!

Spend an extra day at the station exploring the spectacular scenery and wave rock formation, or instead of driving take a WARA bus (TBC ed.) to the hash house from Perth. We look forward to welcoming you!

Ann and Peter



BOOK ACCOMMODATION (Now closed - some single rooms still available for Fri/Sat, and lots of availability for all rooms on Sunday night)

EVENT DIRECTIONS NOW AVAILABLE via the link in your original event registration confirmation email

7 August - added teams entered download
7 August - Event directions now available - via the link in your original event registration confirmation email
2 August - Accommodation bookings now open.
1 August - added Cottage and Donga information and notice of upcoming bookings opening at 2pm on Wed 2 Aug
28 July - added note about no bus organised
14 July - added download PDF map of the 1996 World Championships Everlasting Rogaine (see Map and Course Notes below)
13 July - updated with lots of great info from the Setters.

Details below...

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  • Ann Smithson, Peter Beyer


  • Ninghan Station, approximately 380km north east of Perth, Western Australia.
  • Ninghan Station is part of the DEC rangelands and is managed by the 3rd generation of the Bell family. In the 1870's the Monks from New Norcia shepeherded their sheep in the district, remains of the old stone buildings can be found near the homestead.
  • More about this location - Ninghan Station in 4WD Website4WD Trip Report, Bushtrax on Ninghan Station

Event schedule

  • Event date is Saturday 12 August 2017.
  • Event duration is 24 hours from 12 noon Saturday to 12 noon Sunday.
  • This is the State Championship event.


  • Adult $60, Junior (under 18) $30, Child (under 10) Free
  • Returning members: Add 2017 membership fee of Adult $20, Junior $10, Child Free.
  • New comers: Free membership for first year.
  • Non-participants pay the same fee as participants (our costs are mainly food, facilities and transport).
  • Entries close Wednesday midnight 2 August.
  • Between 2 and 5 people per team.
  • No refund for cancellations after close of entries.

Map and Course Notes

  • Map details - A3 in size, 1:50,000 scale, 10m contour intervals, elevation ranges between 300m and 678m above sea level.
  • PDF of the 1996 World Championships Map (Everlasting Rogaine)
  • Weather. Setters report (12 July) Currently about 20C during day, down to between 4 to -1C at night. Have been a few recent rainy days with drizzle, temps 18C day 11C night.
  • Ground is fairly clear of vegetation in the north-central part of the course and setters are not necessarily using gaiters. Tribulus (Double Gs) may be encountered at camp site areas, no bare feet! Ground is mainly rocky/stony with scattered vegetation and trees, sturdy boots with good ankle support and foot cushioning suggested.
  • There are many stunning views on the course.  The best viewpoints have very rewarding controls on them :-)
  • Anyone who wishes to extend their visit for a day or two should note that there are wave rock formations at Ninghan station to explore, 4WD or AWD required for the drive there.

Accommodation and Facilities

  • CAMPING: Spacious camp sites included Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night if desired. Camping also available any other night too for additional modest cost (of TBA).
  • Camp fire at HH site TBC.
  • CARAVAN SPOTS: There is amply space for bringing your own caravan and no bookings are required. Note that there are no "powered sites" or any other caravan specific services available.


There will be Dongas / cottages for approximately 30 people, at $15 per night each - in three buildings:

  • Building 1: a long, powered, donga complex with a large open central area including large table. Leading off are a kitchen/ dining area with stove, sink, hot water, microwave and 2 fridges, and 10 lockable donga bedroom cubicles with single beds 2.4m approx. by 3.6m approx. in size.
  • Building 2: A separate donga type row accommodation with 2 double bed fitout and another 3 approx. upper/ lower bunk arrangement.
  • Building 3: The old cottage - divided into 3-4 sleeping areas with a double bed, verandah, bathroom and communal kitchen, dining living area.

Bookings are on a first come first served basis - make your booking here BOOKING FORM, before COB Wednesday 9 August.

We will notify all with confirmation on Thursday 10 August or earlier if sold out.


  • Bring warm bedding as none in accommodation
  • Accommodation entirely self-catering
  • Fridge may get packed out pretty quickly - esky advised ....


  • A BBQ will be available for your use on Friday night. As usual, all entrants need to be to be self sufficient with regards to food and water before and after the event.
  • We recommend the New Norcia Hotel (pub, open 12-2, 6-8/8.30 Friday & Saturday) or Bakehouse in Bindoon (7-5) as an ideal food stopoffs en route, as the food is good and setter approved.
  • The Hash House will operate on it's usual schedule of 5pm Saturday to 1pm Sunday. Expect the usual excellent fare from the association that was picked to run the HH for the recent World Champs in Alice Springs.

Transport and Directions

  • BUS: Update 28 July - there will be no bus option available from the event organisers (it proved too expensive). We encourage you to share the driving, and one option is to rent a minibus (we have heard of quotes around $500) and self-drive. If you would like to organise a bus feel free to send a message to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and we will post your message.
  • DRIVE: Petrol availability - fill up at Wubin!! There are 2 petrol stations / roadhouses in Wubin on Great Northern Highway (270km from intersection with Roe Highway), this is last petrol before Ninghan station. Thence 109km to Ninghan station turnoff and 6km on easy 2WD accessible graded gravel road to site (caravan friendly).  Directions to be supplied to entrants will state "fill up your car with fuel in Wubin"!  Wubin roadhouses sell some typically roadhouse food and snacks, not to be relied on for a decent feed. Note excellent food at New Norcia or Bindoon as noted above.
  • Wubin petrol/roadhouse opening times:  BP (south end of town) 5am-1am, Liberty (junction north end of town) 6am-8pm.
  • Additional 24hr card only petrol availability in Dalwallinu 130km from Ninghan station turnoff.
  • No shops en route recommended - apparently Dalwallinu IGA 130km to station is open 8am-6pm but suggest buy before you go.


  • Compass Hire (per person) is $5.00
  • Team changes and additions (you can remove and add team members, as long as you stay within min 2 and max 5 people per team) at rego desk, bring cash for additional entry payments.

Further info

  • Handy info about entering an event
  • If you don't have a team, you can contact the Rogaine Partner Matching Service @  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • WARA Novice Guide
  • Rules of Rogaining


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