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Thank you to everyone who came along to our 2018 Tea Tree Minigaine. We hope you all had a fantastic day exploring the City of Tea Tree Gully! 

The Tea Tree Mingaine is a mini-rogaining event run in partnership with the South Australian Rogaining Association (SARA). Rogaining is the sport of cross-country navigation where teams of two to five members visit hidden checkpoints within a time limit. Teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints.

This years course has been developed with families and novices in mind so there will be plenty of checkpoints placed around the council’s bike paths, parks and historic sites.

This year we are exploring the southern area of the council area, wander along Linear Park or head up into Anstey Hill Recreation Park for some big points. Stroll around the streets, or go out hard and be challenged.

As we have grown to expect at all of the Minigaines, there will be bonus points for fancy dress and a plenty of treats for kids out on course. So gather your friends/family and compete with or against them.

Registrations are now closed.

Event date: Saturday 3 November

Frequently Asked Questions 

How long does this event go for?

This event is a family friendly event going for 3 hours.  You will be given a map at 1pm on Saturday November 3 and given 2 hours to map the route you want to take to get as many points as you can. You will then have 3 hours to travel by foot to gain as many points as you can.

Where do we meet?

This years Minigaine will start in the beautiful surrounds of Dernancourt at Balmoral Reserve. When you arrive please go to the registration area on the reserve where you will be given your map.

Where do I park my car?

Parking will be available in the Balmoral Reserve and Dernancourt Uniting Church carparks as well as the surrounding streets.

Does it cost anything?

The Tea Tree Minigaine costs $5 to participate. To register follow the Register now link above.

Will there be water and food available?

Water will be available at the start/finish line as well as along the course and there will be food available at the end of the event from 6pm. There will also be a food and coffee truck available for you to purchase from.

What do I need to bring?

  • Bring your registration so you can check in and collect your map 
  • Money for tea/coffee or food
  • Paper and pen
  • You may also like to bring a picnic for after the run.  If you are bringing younger children bring a pram or walking backpack in case they get tired.

What level of fitness do I have to have to do the Tea Tree Minigaine?

The course is mainly flat and you can walk or run. You can stay close and find controls that are within 500metres or run to all controls and cover up to 40kms. You can stop and rest as often as needed.

How long will it take?

3 hours.

Do I have to cross any roads?

Yes, please make sure you cross roads safely and all children are with adults.

What do I wear?

Wear any lightweight clothing you can walk and run in with sneakers.

Is this event pet friendly?

We do not encourage you to bring your pets to this event.

Is there first aid available?


Who do I contact in an Emergency?

Please add this name to your mobile phones in case of an emergency. 

Contact: Danielle Gillis – 0466 016 937

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