Coming Events

Fri 1 Oct 8:00 am
Newcastle October-November Street Events
Sun 3 Oct 10:00 am
Waggaroos Local

Wed 6 Oct 6:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 1 Jesmond Park

Wed 6 Oct 7:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 2 Myall Road

Sun 10 Oct 10:00 am
NTOC - Kooringle
Bundarra Road, west of Armidale
Sat 16 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 1

Sun 17 Oct 10:00 am
Interclub #6 - Waggaroos (New Date)
Sat 23 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 2

Sat 23 Oct 11:30 am
NSW State League #8 (New date)
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

Sun 24 Oct 9:30 am
NSW State League #9 (New Date)
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.

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.

Vale David Dash

The family of David Macdonald Dash are sad to inform you of his passing on Saturday August 7 following a diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis a number of years ago. 

David was an intrepid walker and regular Sydney Summer Series orienteer with Garingal. In recent years he did much of his walking in the Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks.

Resourceful and unassuming, David also made a strong contribution to Newcastle's presentation of major events during the 1990s and early 2000s in a behind-the-scenes capacity, often doing the jobs others shied away from.

He was also the instigator of a group of walkers in the mid-2000s that took on the acronym ETHIC, standing for Engineers Track Heritage Infrastructure Committee, with the aim of bringing back heritage sites along the epic track which ran along the Grose River from Yarramundi to the Darling Causeway made famous by Dot Butler, the barefoot bushwalker, in earlier times. 

David and wife Willemina, both keen bush carers, moved to Newcastle two years ago and have been much missed by the local bushcare team in Greville Street, Chatswood. 

Born on March 31, 1943, he was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. A not-quite retired civil engineer and passionate bushwalker. 

There will be no service at this time. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Lung Foundation Australia or the Colong Foundation for Wilderness would be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.