This popular 2½-day course is aimed at getting all participants to be competent at navigating in difficult and trackless terrains. It includes theory,
a navigation-training manual to keep, and multiple walks based from the Lodge to really test out your new knowledge and skills.
We will be accessing some of the wilderness areas and potentially navigating through rainforest.
The course begins on the first night and has two full days following, and is particularly suited to a weekend and includes camping or shared Hut accommodation.
Then follow up your newly acquired navigation skills with a Navigation Refresher walk. This is only available for participants who have already completed
the Navigation Workshop. See more information here.
The next Navigation Workshop will commence 5pm on Friday 9th - 11th March 2018.
Cost: $250 per person - Includes hut accommodation OR camping fees (participants only), navigation training manual, personal
tuition in a small group setting and practical walks on Saturday and Sunday, any ropes required for walks, all first aid equipment,
and public liability insurance.
Requirement for group numbers: 5 - 10 people
Start Time: 5pm on Friday.
Duration of Activity: 1 night + 2 full days
Meeting Place: the Office
What to bring: Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, any medication and wear comfortable closed-in shoes. A gear list will be provided.
Fitness Requirement: This is a course that takes you on walks which require a solid fitness level and the ability to carry a day-pack
with equipment and personal gear.
For those who have already completed our full Navigation Workshop, we offer single-day refresher walks where you have the opportunity to practice and
polish your navigation skills in off-track environments. On these walks we promise NOT to guide you! ... but we will help you problem-solve and
set your own course.
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you to the team, but in particular Innes for the awesome navigation course I attended on the weekend. I learned so
much and Innes' passion and excitement for the mountains is just infectious. I can't wait to practice and hone my skills. Innes however may have
to answer to my husband for my blossoming map addiction. Thanks again, I'll be back for sure!"
"I attended the navigation workshop at Mt Barney Lodge during July. It offered fantastic value for money with attentive and constructive instruction from Innes. Yes, the concepts and equipment were a little challenging in the first instance for the navigation neophyte, however the ability to apply my new knowledge on a couple of subsequent (guided) walks was so helpful.
The MBL facilities were, as always, clean and tidy, and the team's assistance was super friendly and helpful. In fact I left with a sense of having been extended the hospitality of a family! On a freezy cold night in the middle of winter, the camp grounds were fully booked and the atmosphere very jovial. I would recommend that future participants take an extra day following the workshop and put their new found skills to immediate use with a self-guided walk.
To Innes, Tracey, Nea, nav. classmate Hamish, and the rest of the MBL team....thanks again."