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Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Belrose
access from the western end of Wyatt Ave, Belrose

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Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hawkesbury - Ropes Crossing
Wianamatta Regional Park (access from Mainwaring St, Ropes Crossing)

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Sun 16 Jun 9:00 am
Waggaroos Local event, CSU plus LTO training session.
Charles Sturt University Campus, Wagga.

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Sun 16 Jun 9:30 am
The 49th Great NOSH Footrace
Middle Harbour, Sydney. Australia’s longest running trail run. The original and best! 16km and 22km options.

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Sun 16 Jun 9:30 am
2024 Orienteering NSW Controllers Workshop
Sports House, Level 2, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park.

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Sun 16 Jun 11:00 am
Laurieton Orienteering
The reserve between Peach Grove and Norman St, Laurieton.

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Sun 23 Jun 9:30 am
2024 Metro League #3 - Pennant Hills
Pennant Hills.

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Sun 23 Jun 9:30 am
NOY 5 - Abermain North
“Abermain North”. Scale 1:10 000 for all courses. 5m contours., Northwestern corner of Abermain (corner of Lismore & Albury Sts).

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Sun 23 Jun 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #3, Beechworth Gorge
Beechworth, Victoria.

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Sun 23 Jun 10:00 am
Gara Dam TSR
Gara River Rest Area.

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.


Meet your Board member - Vicki from Illawarra Kareelah Orienteers

Vicki Wilmott, Illawarra Kareelah Orienteers

Vicki was introduced to orienteering in 1984 by her boss at the time, Margaret Duguid. Several events later, including The Boyd near Kanangra Walls, a Long O at Belanglo and Stockton Sand Dunes Vicki joined the Illawarra Orienteering club. Vicki has been fortunate to do orienteering in other countries with highlights being many events in Norway, a couple of O-Ringens in Sweden, the terrain around Jicin (when it was in the old Czechoslovakia), World Masters in Denmark and more recently the Scottish 6 Day. Hockey commitments for both herself and her daughter saw orienteering take a back seat for some years. Returning to orienteering on a much more regular basis brought new challenges - rebuilding navigation confidence and a new format, Sprint Orienteering.

Through orienteering Vicki has made many friends both here in Australia and overseas. It is always great to catch up with these friends and even more so when you think finding them at very large events such as the World Masters would be impossible.

A little known fact is that Vicki was born and raised in Broken Hill until her family moved to Wollongong. She has worked as a pharmacist at Wollongong Hospital since 1978, eventually specialising in oncology/haematology pharmacy. She is currently on LSL but intends to retire in late July. Other interests include gardening, book reading and spending time with the grandchildren.

Vicki became Secretary after the ONSW President asked if she would be willing to do it as no-one was coming forward to do it. She is still finding her way but hopes it all becomes easier over time.