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Australian 3 Days Orienteering Championships

Competition nameAustralian 3 Days Orienteering Championships
Start date20090410
End date20090413
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityLaunceston, Tasmania
Club/organizerOrienteering Tasmania
Region of countryTasmania
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners1000
WRE event?No
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Contact phone number61-3-62342991
Contact postal address326 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7000
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions95 km
Latest entry date1 March 2009
Entry fee (Euro)Approx 70 (3 days)
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)Approx 50 per night
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)Approx 10 per night
Event descriptionThe carnival is based in Launceston, a city of 70,000 with plenty of accommodation, supermarkets and restaurants and accessible by direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney. Friday is traditionally the elite prologue and family relays with the Australian 3 Days Championships on 3 separate maps Saturday to Monday. Following the carnival there are public events on Wednesday and Thursday, the Galaxy Sprint on Saturday 18th and a Badge / NOL event at St Helens on Sunday 19th.
Terrain descriptionFriday - Trevallyn Reserve - Close to Launceston -open forest with rock and man made features. Saturday - Diddleum - Open farmland dissected by thickly vegetated erosion gullies in addition to areas of tree plantation and occasional granite outcrops. Sunday - Royal Geeorge - Rolling hills with fast open forest and sandstone and granite outcrops plus some tin mining. Monday - Royal George - A new area with open forest, spur and gully, granite boulders and tin mining.
Training possibilitiesThere are no model events.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.There are a wide range of outdoor activities available in Tasmania. In addition Launceston is the centre of Tasmania's wine region.
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