Ph: 07 5544 3233

Navigation Workshop

Navigation Workshop

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.

The next Naviagation Workshop is 4th - 6th November 2016

PH: 0755443233


Activity Information:

Cost: $250 per person - Includes hut accommodation OR camping fees (*participants only), any ropes required for walks, all first aid equipment, navigation training manual and public liability insurance.

Age: 15+

Requirement for group numbers: 4- 10 people

Start Time: Decided upon booking

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.

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.


Refresher Walk:  Practice your skills gained on the Navigation Workshop under supervision in an un-tracked environment.  See more information here.


Reviewed 16 June 2016

"Settling into my cabin, beneath impressive Mt Barney, shrouded by a gorgeous mackerel sky was like returning to a place well loved.
The peace and tranquility with-in was rudely interrupted by anxious stirrings of self doubt during our initial lecture. Foreign concepts of northerlings, contour lines and romers spun in my lazy brain. With passion and patience Innes masterfully demonstrated, encouraged and clarified directions, until all became a lot clearer.
The following morning as one attendee mentioned ""the land forms rose off the map, as if for the first time we applied polarized glasses" Thank you for upskilling me with a potentially life saving skill.
The location is stunning and only 1.5 hours from Brisbane. Accessible by a regular sedan. The 4 birth cabins are cozy with a well appointed kitchen. The shared bathroom facilities are clean with hot showers, power and flushing loos."

Deb G

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Reviewed July 2014

 "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."

Clare - Ipswich

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