Our name comes from Toohey Forest Reserve a large area of bushland that extends from Toohey Mountain in Tarragindi to Mt. Gravatt, and includes Nathan and Mt Gravatt campuses of Griffith University. Our logo and badge features the 'running grasstree' based on an original idea by foundation club member John Bourne. Grasstrees (Xanthorrhoea johnsonii) are abundant in the sandstone areas of Toohey Forest.
All our members receive a badge when they join the club. Family memberships receive two badges. Additional badges may be purchased from our membership officer.
Orienteering on the southside has a diverse range of terrain on offer. This gives us the opportunity to hold various event types based on the location and map details.
Becoming a Member of Toohey Forest Orienteers
Interested in becoming a member? You can join Toohey Forest Orienteers by by going the to the membership page on this website and registering online. Remember to nominate Toohey Forest as your club.
If you are new to orienteering you will find a wealth of information in the Starter Pack Booklet and on the "New to orienteering" page of this web site. For your first orienteering event you will need to bring along;
- comfortable outdoor clothing,
- sturdy footwear such as joggers,
- a hat and sunscreen,
- a whistle to attract attention if injured or lost (may be purchased at the event),
- a watch,
- some water to drink.
You will also need a compasses, these can be borrowed at the event registration.