Coming Events

Wed 17 Aug 9:30 am
Sydney West Primary Orienteering Championships

Wed 17 Aug 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #4
1st Lindfield Scout Hall, Seven Little Australians Park, Slade Avenue, Lindfield.

Sat 20 Aug 9:30 am
SOS - Bobbin Head
Bobbin Head

Sat 20 Aug 11:30 am
ACT Middle Distance Championships: ACT League #10, NSW SL #12, Pine Island

Sun 21 Aug 10:00 am
Goldseekers 2022 Bush #6 - Oaky Creek South
Oaky Creek South, Mullion State Forest.

Sun 21 Aug 10:00 am
ACT Long Distance Championships: ACT League #11, NSW SL #13, Tidbinbilla

Sat 27 Aug 9:30 am
SOS - Lane Cove National Park
Lane Cove National Park – Jenkins Hill Picnic Area (this is by the weir, Cafe and Playground. It is best accessed from the Lady Game Drive, Lindfield)

Sat 27 Aug 10:00 am
NSW Stingers Training Camp

Sun 28 Aug 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #7
Sugarloaf North.

Sun 28 Aug 9:30 am
MetrO League 2022 #4 - Wianamatta
Roads to Nowhere. Scale 1:7,500 with 2m contours., Wianamatta Regional Park.

Welcome to Orienteering NSW

Orienteering is a sport that challenges both the body and the mind. It's also loads of fun!

The aim is to use a special orienteering map to navigate your way around a course and visit marked check points along the way. You choose a course that suits your age and experience and proceed at your own pace: walk, jog or run. It is a race but you decide if you want to just race yourself or be the next world champion! The course may take you through urban areas, parks, schools, farmland or forests.

Events are conducted weekly across NSW and beginners are welcome at all events.

New to orienteering? Click here for more information.

Want to enter an event? You can see what's on by looking at the Coming Events at left or by going to the Event Calendar. Some events are enter on the day - you just turn up and register at the start. Other events require pre-entry and for that you need to know about (and register with) Eventor - read the Eventor FAQ.

2022 World University Games

The world university games are being held this week in Switzerland with events starting on Wednesday.

At least 4 NSW entrants - Ewan Shingler, Alastair & Rebecca George and Duncan Currie.


Orienteering Major Events Schedule Updated

The Orienteering NSW 2023 draft calendar has been released and the Major Australian orienteering events schedule has been updated see website

2023 Winter schedule is here.  


2022 Hunter Schools Championships

It was great to finally be able to hold the Hunter Schools Championships after a few years off last Tuesday, 9th August. We were lucky with the weather, with forecast rain staying away and the competitors, parents and helpers able to enjoy a pleasant day in the forest, even if most people went home with quite muddy shoes.
Competition was fierce between the established orienteers, who ran quick times on the line course and backed up to return well before the time limit on the score course. Congratulations to individual champions Erika Enderby and Alvin Craig, and champion school Merewether High.
The performance of several less experienced orienteers was also quite pleasing, showing their development is progressing well. Another positive from the day was the participation of the novices from a number of schools. Although some struggled with the navigation on the line course, all were eager to go back out and try again on the score course and enjoyed their introduction to orienteering so much they vowed to return next year!
Thank you to our club volunteers who made the day possible.
Organiser: Warren Quilty, Course Planner: Geoff Todkill, Vetter: Graham Fowler; Day Helpers: Geoff Peel, Denis Lyons, Andrew Power, Jeff Guy, Colin Bailey; Control Collection: Geoff Todkill, Nicole Haigh, Denis Lyons, Colin Bailey, Geoff and Baxter Peel. Newcastle Orienteering Club 

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