Get Lost With Steve

  • When: Sunday 28 April 2024 at 8:00am to Sunday 28 April 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Where: Near Mundaring Weir (check your web profile for details once you have booked) to Near Mundaring Weir | Section/s: The Darling Range
  • Rating: Beginners | Category: Seminars & Workshops

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Do you have little or no direction in your life? Do you really know how to use a compass? How well can you read a map?

Steve will guide you through a series of practical and theoretical exercises on and off the Track near in Mundaring. Over the course of the day we walk around 7km on and off tracks. 

Get Lost with Steve and you will have fun learning and perfecting basic map reading and compass skills.

That's right, we teach you how to navigate without tech!

Steve is a great teacher and made sure we were keeping up with his lessons. He makes me laugh and did not make me feel silly if I didn't understand straight away - Jane

The best part of booking an event with us is that all profits go back to the maintenance of the Bibbulmun Track - you should be proud!

Included perks:

  • Expert advice from the Bibb Track specialists.
  • Worksheets.
  • Trained and experienced Bibb Track guides with two-way radios and emergency devices.
  • Morning tea.
  • Your own Bibbulmun Track map to keep.

It all exceeded my expectations - Evelyn

Watch this short video to get a sneak preview.  

You will need your own navigation compass (advice provided in the Attendee Info if you don't have one). For the next level up in navigation, see the Get Found With Steve (usually held around June/July each year).

Such a course should be a pre-requisite for individuals attempting the Track. – Ken 

This was such a comprehensive and well organised event - Sonja

A well run event, where there was no real danger of getting lost thanks to the unobtrusive help of Steve and the volunteers. We were given enough latitude to figure things out for ourselves, and that provided for a sense of accomplishment - Beverley 

Great course, knowledgeable instructors. I enjoyed the day and now have more confidence of heading into the bush with a map and compass – Vince 

Check what the event rating means for this walk.

Once you have booked, watch for the automated email with instructions on how to download the event information, or see our website help page.

Please ensure you have read and understood the booking conditions before you proceed with this booking.

Pitched at just the right level to somehow accommodate everyone who was there with varying skills. Incredibly well organised down to the last pencil. Clear explanations, excellent practice exercises carefully graded to have increasing complexity. Individual help when we ran into difficulties. Fun. Warm sense of humour, welcoming and very experienced. Wonderful, don't change anything! Kirsty  (event participant)

The whole course was efficiently and professionally run, without losing a relaxing feel. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day, met many new friends and I feel confident in the use of a compass. Thank you all for a wonderful day! Barry and Ruth

Just a brilliant fun day with Steve teaching us theory then having us outside to practise in the bush was so thrilling to find our given target and confidence gaining. Thank you - Christine

Keep up the good work guys I have not ever been to an organised BTF event that wasn’t well worth the doing and I would and do recommend it to people I know - Glen 

I choose to hike solo and my main fear is getting lost, I even felt anxious on the way to the seminar as I hadn't been there before, it was one of the volunteers that instantly made me feel relaxed and said "Well you passed the first step" which I chuckled at and felt welcomed. There was a moment when I couldn't understand how to do a bearing and almost gave up, unknowingly to Steve because of his patience explaining how do work a bearing out I felt more confident, hence I finished the day. I totally enjoyed the day and now that I know how to read a map and use a compass. In my opinion if people want to learn how to read a map and use a compass this course is the way to go. Kerrie, 2021.

Your Event Guide/s:
  • Photo of Steve Sertis

    Steve Sertis

    Hi folks. I have been with the Foundation since 1997, when I first joined as a member and maintenance volunteer. I wanted to get involved in the 'new' Track after getting terribly lost on the 'old' Bibbulmun Track. From there I began leading walks and then came on staff in the office in 1999 as Events Manager and Lead Guide. I love walking and have done a few end-to-ends. I really get a kick out of sharing this passion with everyone. I am still a volunteer and look after Nerang Campsite. Come and join me on this event!

  • Photo of Neil Gibson

    Neil Gibson

    Hi all! I’ve been walking the Bibbulmun Track, and various other trails around WA, for the last 15 years. One of the best things about being a volunteer guide is being able to help people of all levels experience the joys of the Australian bush. I’m passionate about bringing the outdoors to younger generations in order to facilitate a connection to nature that they can enjoy in the years to come.

  • Photo of Chris Lee

    Chris Lee

    Hi, I have been bitten by the hiking bug and enjoy anything from a leisurely jaunt to a multiple day hike through our wonderful bush. I have enjoyed walking and hiking interstate and overseas and feel so lucky to have the Bibbulmun Track as a fantastic escape to nature right on our doorstep. I’ve managed several end-to-ends and have enjoyed many stretches on multiple occasions. I have met a number of wonderful people along the way and hope to be able to experience walking with you soon.

  • Photo of Graham Murdoch

    Graham Murdoch

    During the week a mild mannered public servant who will take any opportunity to get out on the Track, it’s a far better existence than my previous life sent deep under the Worlds Oceans - the scenery not great!! I have been walking the Track now for 15 years and have completed a sectional end to end a few years ago I also am a maintenance volunteer for the Mt Cuthbert and Mt Vincent sections.