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25 November // Essentials of Navigation Course – Melbourne


$250.00 $200.00


25th November 2017

A 101 Navigation Course designed for beginners looking to hit the trail this summer.

**Ticket sales close Sunday November 12th!

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We’re teaming up with the crew at Unleashed Unlimited to offer an Essentials of Navigation Course to those looking to hit the trails this summer.

Designed for beginners, the course covers the basics of navigation and will equip you with the skills necessary to feel more confident in the wild, including how to use a map, how to use a compass, how to estimate distance and basic feature recognition.

The morning will involve lessons and practical exercises on the essentials of navigation, followed by lunch and a full afternoon navigation exercise.

Course content includes:

  • Identifying features of the environment
  • Reading a map – understanding the topography and technical information
  • Using a map and compass to plan and follow a route
  • Techniques for not getting lost and regaining your location
  • Communicating location in an emergency
  • Navigating in difficult conditions
  • Basics of GPS

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  • Instruction from expert guide(s) with a lifetime of experience navigating in remote areas around the world
  • Maps and compasses
  • First aid and safety equipment
  • Backpacks


  • Lunch and snacks for the day


  • Sturdy, comfortable closed footwear
  • Comfortable, loose-fitting pants and shirt (preferably made of wool or quick-
    drying, synthetic material)
  • Warm mid-layer (preferably made of wool or quick-drying, synthetic material)
  • Cold weather jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Waterproof shell pants (optional but recommended in wet weather)
  • Hat
  • Beanie
  • Gloves


  • Notepad and pencil
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Mobile phone
  • Personal medications

We Are Explorers is on a mission to make the outdoors easy and accessible, inspiring millennials to leave their comfort zones and experience nature in its purest forms.
Our experiences are hand-crafted to encapsulate the spirit of adventure and take away the fuss and barriers that currently stop people from getting out there.

Additional information

Ticket Type

Early Bird, General

Event Details

Start date: 25/11/2017

End date: 25/11/2017

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Venue: Freemans Camping Area - Tallarook State Forest

Phone: 02 6684 0195

Email: [email protected]