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.

Garden beds and buildings test Waggaroos' powers of concentration

A short 2.5 km course contained within the Gardens and the Civic Theatre precinct had participants zigzagging forth and back trying to select the most efficient route. Garden beds and buildings created natural barriers so participants had to choose their route carefully and with so many cross-overs it was inevitable that some would get confused and find themselves at the wrong control site.

Estonian born Arvo Ambel chose well and slipped around the course in a shade under 11 minutes almost 2 minutes quicker than second placed Alex Davey. Trent Seaman also had an excellent run finishing just 16 seconds further back in third place.

New to orienteering but old in the art of preparation, Lachlan Billett entered his first orienteering competition to use it as a warm up for the Riverina Schools Championships scheduled for May 8. With mother Amanda in tow he coped with the tricky course quite satisfactorily finishing a creditable sixth. Po King Chung was another trying orienteering for the first time. An error near the sixth control cost her some time but she managed to find the other controls easily enough and finished ninth.

Thanks to John Oliver for this report