Coming Events

Sat 1 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Frenchs Forest
meet at Frenchs Forest Girl Guide Hall, Grattan Crescent, Frenchs Forest

Sat 1 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hawkesbury - Richmond
UWS Richmond, Science Rd (accessed from Campus Drive), Richmond
Sun 2 Jun 9:00 am
Waggaroos Local event, Rocky Hill plus LTO training session.

Sun 2 Jun 9:30 am
The 49th Great NOSH Footrace

Sun 2 Jun 9:30 am
NOY4 - O'Donnelltown Rock - East (West Wallsend)
O'Donnelltown Rock - East. Scale 1:10000 for all courses. 5m contours., O'Donnelltown Rd, West Wallsend GPS: 32°54'14.8"S 151°34'00.1"E.

Sat 8 Jun 12:00 pm
2024 KB3 3-Days (NSW State Leagues) - Rylstone Area

Wed 12 Jun 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness - VIVID (Waverton & Wollstonecraft)
Berry Creek., Brennan Park, Waverton

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

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

Sun 16 Jun 9:00 am
Waggaroos Local event, CSU plus LTO training session.

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.

Wheel O rocks... and rolls in Coffs

ONSW's initial foray into wheelchair orienteering was a great success and had participants demanding more. One of the keen rookies was the local area manager of Wheelchair Sports NSW. His first reaction: "We have to do this again, and soon!"

The brainchild of Coffs Harbour-based Northern Tablelands member Bruce Meder, 'Orienteering Without Limits' drew around 30 people to the local uni on Saturday for a taste of O.

Under sunny skies much the envy of Sydneysiders of late, participants had the choice of 3 line courses, all wheelchair-accessible and suitable for beginners. Course lengths were 300m, 800m and 1200m.

Some of the participants were in electric wheelchairs and some were self-propelled. Route choice wasn't the only problem to be solved - how to hold/carry the map posed an extra challenge. Also present were several families with young children - people we hope return for our proposed promotional events there in October.

Pictured above is Raymond Munro and, left, Luke Fieldhouse (who prompted Bruce to think about 'Wheel O') punches a control.

A huge thank you to Bruce and fellow NTN members for helping pioneer our sport to new audiences.

Bruce's passion for this project gained media coverage as well as a radio interview on 2HC. 

A raft of local organisations, such as disability service provider Lifestyle Solutions, CHEC, Coffs Harbour City Council and Wheelchair Sports NSW banded together to get the event up and running.