Coming Events

Sun 3 Jul 8:00 am
2022 Sydney Metropolitan Turkey Trot
George Bell Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill

Sun 3 Jul 9:30 am
“The Range” (Killingworth) - “Contours & Compass” training event
“The Range” (Killingworth)

Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
Interclub #5 - Albury-Wodonga
Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
2022 Bush Series #5 Orange Botanic Gardens
Orange Botanic Gardens, Hill Street, Orange

Wed 6 Jul 1:00 pm
Orienteering NSW Junior Training Camp
Bonny Hills, Port Macquarie.

Sat 9 Jul 1:00 pm
2022 NSW State League #10
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

Sun 10 Jul 9:30 am
2022 NSW State League #11
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.
Wed 13 Jul 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #3
Shrimptons Creek

Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Leichhardt ultrasprint
Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton Street, Leichhardt
Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #5
Red Gum Ridges.

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.