Introduction to Navigation Course

This course is perfect for those with little or no navigation experience. It covers the basics of navigation including: how to use a map (eg features of a map, map orientation, grid references, land features etc), how to use a compass (e.g. magnetic variation, bearings, measuring distance, etc), how to estimate distance (pacing and timing), and basic feature recognition.


All BMAC full day participants receive a generous picnic lunch, provided by our local deli. Select one of their delicious, gourmet sandwich options when you book your trip. Altitude Deli can cater to most dietary requirements with notice, so please let us know of your needs as soon as possible.

Want to see what’s on the menu? Check out our seasonal selection here.


Equipment provided

We will provide you with a backpack, compass and maps. We will also cover your National Parks and Wildlife Service park entry fee. While we encourage all participants to bring their own weather-appropriate clothing (see below), we have spare warm clothing and rain jackets if needed.


Things to bring

As a general rule we recommend:


  • Comfortable clothes suited to the weather
  • Enclosed shoes that you wear regularly. Your feet may get wet and muddy.
  • Water bottle – at least 1.5 litres
  • Personal medication (Ventolin/EpiPen etc.)
  • Camera – there are some excellent photo opportunities along the way


Participant Requirements

We believe our navigation courses are heaps of fun, and we want to ensure you have the best experience possible. It’s important to us that you have the fitness and skills to enjoy your time with us so please read on:

Fitness: For our full day navigation experiences, participants require a good level of fitness. If you have concerns about your fitness, please call our office.

Mobility: Bushwalking participants will get the most out of their day with BMAC if they feel comfortable walking up and down stairs and on uneven ground.


If you have any questions or concerns, we’d be delighted to talk with you.


Private/Exclusive Departure:

$1,180 incl. GST for up to 6 people.

We’ll run this adventure on any day (as long as we aren’t booked out), so let us know a date that suits you.

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