General Area: Pyrenees Ranges

Nearest Towns:   Avoca (30km, 25min)
                                St Arnaud (70km, 50mins)
                                Ballarat (100km, 70mins)

Hash House: Private farmland, Warrenmang, VIC 3478

General Latitude Longitude: -37.088155, 143.309097
Avoca Visitor Info Centre,
p: 1800 206 622



There are no permanent accommodation options at the Hash House. Free bush camping is available on the Hash House site, with the nearest town amenities in Avoca, St Arnaud or Ballarat.


Free bush camping is available on the field at the Hash House site. Toilets and water facilities, along with communal tents (for eating) available at the Hash House. You may camp overnight at the HH on these dates

    • Friday 7 Oct
    • Saturday 8 Oct (24hr +6hr event date)
    • Sunday 9 Oct


There are 2 competitive events at this Rogaine:

    • Pyrenees Ponder 24hr rogaine = Australasian Rogaining Championships 24hr (ARC22)
    • Pyrenees Ponder Non-Championship 6-hour rogaine (Pyrenees Ponder 6hr = PP6)


  • Hash House with various amenities including fresh water, toilets and catering
  • All Night Cafe, provided at the far end of the course with food, drinks for competitors in the 24hr event

Proposed Schedule

Friday 30th September 2022
   Final Instructions available, confirming event details.

Friday 7th October 2022
   12:00 Camping area open (24hr + 6hr entrants)
   14:00 Bus pick-up (Melbourne CBD at Southern Cross Station)
   14:30 Bus pick-up (Melbourne Tullamarine Airport) – 2.5hrs to site

   17:30 Estimated bus arrival time

   17:00-20:00 Admin/Registration open
   19:00-21:00 Dinner (optional extra + volunteers) [Hash House]

Saturday 8th October 2022
   07:00 Admin Opens (queries, breakfast, etc)
   07:00-08:30 Breakfast (optional extra + volunteers) [Hash House]

   09:00 24hr Registration opens, maps issued
   10:00 6hr Registration opens

   11:45 Mandatory Event Briefing – all events [Hash House]
   12:00 Event start – all events (Hash House)

   16:00 Hash House catering opens (Hash House)

   18:00 6 hour Rogaine finish – (Hash House)
   18:30 6 hour Rogaine awards and presentation

   10:00pm All Nite Cafe (ANC) (open 10pm – 6am)

Sunday 9th October 2022
   07:00-8:30 Breakfast (volunteers only) (Hash House)

   11:00 Hash House opens for lunch

   12:00 24 hour Championships event finish
   13:00 Championships Awards and Presentations

   14:30 Bus departs for Melbourne (Hash House)
   15:00 Hash House site closes

   17:30 Estimated bus arrival at Airport
   18:00 Estimated bus arrival at Southern Cross Station


    • Weather in October is usually cool and dry.
    • Average temperatures: 6 – 20°C
    • Average Rainfall in October: 48.1mm, 7 days of rain
    • Sunset and Sunrise: 7:35pm and 6:50am
    • Full Moon: Mon 10th October 2022 at 7:45am
    • Moonrise and Moonset: 5:48pm and 6:36am


The Rogaine map will be at 1:30,000 scale with 10-meter contours. The grid lines will be aligned to magnetic north with corresponding horizontal lines. Both are at 1km intervals.
Map size is A1 and will be printed on:

    • 24hr event = Pretex (waterproof) paper
    • 6hr event = heavy non-waterproof paper

Mandatory Gear

Each team member is required to carry the following mandatory gear.

    • Compass
    • Whistle
    • Headlamp or torch

All teams are required to carry one of the following mandatory gear.

    • First Aid Kit
    • Mobile Phone

The team first aid kit must include

    • 1 heavyweight compression bandage for snakebite
    • 1 roller bandage
    • 1 triangular bandage (or blood absorbent cotton pads)
    • sticking plaster
    • VRA first aid instruction sheet


The Hash House site is at the Jones Family Farm (Private Land), Miles Lane, Warrenmang, Victoria.

This is approximately 25km west of Avoca, Victoria. It is a comfortable 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne on a paved freeway. The most direct route is via the M8 Western Freeway to Ballarat, then B220 Sunraysia Hwy to Avoca, with the last 3km is on a good gravel track.

Detailed travel instructions will be included in the Final Instructions posted to the website one week before the event.

Transport Options

International and Interstate Flights:

Flights: Melbourne has two airports providing connections: Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and Avalon Airport. The VRA recommends that entrants fly into Melbourne Tullamarine airport due to greater facilities, flights and rental vehicles available.

The VRA will also provide (additional cost) bus transportation to/from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport direct to the Event. This bus can be booked during the entry process.

Vehicle: the Hash House site is accessible by private or rental vehicle. Rental vehicles are available from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, with the Hash House approximately 2.5 hrs drive.

VRA Bus – must be booked in advance online at entry time. Departure from Southern Cross Station (the main Melbourne railway station) on Friday afternoon, with additional pickup at Tullamarine Melbourne Airport, with an estimated time of arrival at Hash House at 5.30 pm.

Final Instructions

Our final event instructions will be made available one week before the event, on Friday 30th September, on the Rogaining Victoria website.

The Final Instructions confirm all event details, including mandatory gear, start times and any last-minute changes.