Geelong: Beginner's Navigation

Geelong: Beginner's Navigation


The ability to navigate using a map + compass opens up your world to off-track adventures as well as keeps you safe.

Join us and Shelley Wright from Geelong Adventure Specialists for a half-day Wilderness Navigation course in the You Yangs!


You have a choice of the following dates:

Saturday 20 July

Saturday 3 August

Saturday 14 September


9am - 2.30pm

How The Day Goes:

At 9am, we meet at the Park Office just 200 metres inside the gate off Branch Rd.

We can also pick you up from Lara train station at 8.45am or around Geelong/Lara so please let us know when signing up if you’d like us to! Pick up is free of charge.

We will finish at 2.30pm and you will be dropped back at Lara train station or your original pick up point. Drop offs will be around 3pm.

There are toilet facilities within You Yangs Regional Park. There are no food or water facilities.

This course will cover:

  • Map features

  • Orienting a map

  • Estimating distances

  • Using features to guide you

  • Compass features

  • Walking on a bearing

  • An orienteering course -

Please note the practical component above consists of walking around the park & practicing navigation skills using a pre-set orienteering course. You can expect to cover approximately 5 kilometres over the course of the day at a leisurely pace.


  • Instruction from from nationally qualified & highly experienced guide, Shelley Wright

  • All technical equipment

  • Transport to + from meeting point of Lara train station if near Geelong/Lara area


  • Transport to + from meeting point

  • Personal clothing + insurance

  • Food + water

Cancellation Policy

In the event of bad weather, we will aim to re-organise the event.

If you're unable to make the new date it we will offer you a full refund. 

No refund on tickets on cancellations 7 days out from the event. 

No refunds on no shows.


We started She Went Wild with the aim to empower and enable women to gain their footing in the outdoors and kickstart a lifetime of adventure and so we hope to see you on this workshop :)

Got questions? Ask here or email