Set in beautiful Mallee country only 3 hours’ drive north of Adelaide, the 24-hour Australasian Rogaining Championship (ARC) will introduce competitors to complex creek networks, deep erosion gullies and spurs, fabulous views from the hilltops and absolutely no spinifex!
If the championship event sounds too intimidating, there will be a concurrent 8-hour event, commencing at midday on Saturday, 9 May and concluding at 8pm that evening.
While you’re in the area, explore some of the local attractions such as the Burra mine site. Known in South Australia as The Monster Mine, in the 1850s it was the largest mine in Australia, and produced 89% of the world’s copper. Grab a Burra Heritage Passport Key from the visitor centre and visit some of Burra’s historic places or, on the drive out to the rogaine site, stop at Cobb and Co Corner to grab a selfie in front of the Midnight Oil House. Stay a few days in the Clare or Barossa Valleys and soak in the region’s best wines and food.