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.

NSW retains OA MTBO Plaque

NSW has retained the OA MTBO Plaque after an Australian Championships that will long be remembered for atrocious conditions due to the big wet on the east coast.

Victoria and NSW were neck and neck in the points tally, swapping the lead after each event, but - pending official confirmation - it was the home state that came home strongly in Sunday's Long Distance race at a muddy Neath to win 121-117 overall.

Courses had recovered fairly well from the summer's La Nina drenching... until Wednesday when a further 60-80mm ruined any chance of a dry ride. By that stage all the interstate riders (from WA, Tas, Qld, Vic, ACT) were here and the carnival proceeded.

There was water at least ankle deep on pretty much every single track - and some much larger waterholes, along with lots of mud - at all four venues near Cessnock in the Hunter Valley.

Some riders were on course more than four hours for the Long on Sunday and km rates were way higher than what we would expect in drier times. So congratulations to all the competitors for slogging it out in very draining circumstances.  

NSW riders to win multiple championship events over the weekend were:
* W50 Nicole Haigh (Newcastle), Carolyn Matthews (Newcastle)
* M12 Alon Gudes (Uringa)
* M50 Greg Barbour (Big Foot)
* M60 Rob Prentice (Newcastle)

NSW riders to win one championship event were:
* W12 Harriet Thompson (NC)
* M14 Kai Metcalfe (NC)
* W40 Cassandra Thompson (NC)
* M21 Tim Doman (NC)
* M60 Rob Vincent (NC)

We are indebted to the Newcastle club plus members of Big Foot for a massive effort in miserable weather - at least it wasn't cold!

The next MTBO event is the Victorian championship weekend on May 14-15, then an ACT event on May 22.