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.

Orienteer pens book on Kosciuszko

Garingal member and rogainer John Anderson - better known as the man who likes to visit every control in the Sydney Summer Series - has been busy researching, writing and self-publishing a book.

Just out is James Macarthur - The Untold Story of Naming of Kosciuszko, containing more than 170 images and maps.

John has been on the case for 12 years and must be one of only a handful of people who have climbed the Hannels Spur Track, the same route used by Polish explorer Pawel Strzelecki in 1840, three times.

It's Australia's biggest vertical ascent, leads up onto the main range and was the original route up Mt K. Macarthur, a grazier looking for new pasture on the Upper Murray was a key player and supporter.

Historian Klaus Hueneke commented: "This book is an expression of love in many of its forms - the love between John and his wife Kath who was with him for every step, a love of books, history and learning, a heartfelt love of the Australian bush especially the rare and dramatic high country; a love for those often neglected in big picture histories, and a love for contributing another volume to the bigger picture - the one that’s called our cultural heritage and history. It is much more than the journey to, or the naming of Kosciuszko."

The book can be purchased via Bush Explorers. Well done, John!