Serena Doyle is off to the Oceania Orienteering Championships in Wagga Wagga.
Orienteering ACT will host the 2019 championships on behalf of the International Orienteering Federation, with a carnival of events to be held in the A41 Olympic Highway corridor.
A variety of challenging terrains are expected west of Australia's Great Dividing Range for competitors who will compete across eight events in nine days. Intricate university and school campuses as well as granite hillsides and pine forests are expected for athletes to navigate.
Serena, from Sandringham, is a multiple-time NSW representative. The 17-year-old received a late call up after a team member withdrew last week.
The championships will be held in Wagga Wagga and Cootamundra from Saturday to Monday before moving to Beechworth in north-east Victoria to wrap up across October 5 and 6.
Students will also back up midweek in Wagga Wagga for the Australian Schools Championships from next Tuesday to Thursday.