Coming Events

Tue 23 Jul 7:30 pm
Orienteering NSW July Board Meeting

Wed 24 Jul 4:00 pm
2024 Sydney MapRun #2 Putney
Putney Park Toilets (South), Pellisier Rd, Putney

Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Arcadia
Vision Valley, 7 Vision Valley Rd, Arcadia

Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Hills District - Baulkham Hills
Meet at 2nd Baulkham Hills Scout Hall, 25 Jasper Rd, Baulkham Hills
Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Term 3 Season Pass

Sat 27 Jul 10:00 am
Learn to Orienteer - Port Macquarie
Mackillop College Oval.

Sat 27 Jul 2:00 pm
Jetty Foreshores Orienteering
Jetty Foreshores, Coffs Harbour

Sun 28 Jul 9:30 am
2024 Metro League #4 - Clay Pan
Tristram Road Reserve, Ben Love Place, Beacon Hill

Sun 28 Jul 9:30 am
NOY 6 - Belford National Park
“Belford National Park”. Scale 1:10 000. 5m contours. Remapped: Ian Dempsey 2015. Partial updates: Glenn Burgess 2023-24.

Sun 28 Jul 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #5, Goombargana

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.

2024 Turkey Trot is Putney this Sunday!

WHO's annual Turkey Trot the 18th is just around the corner and this year is in Putney on Sunday, July 7th.

The Turkey Trot is a multi-map line course race, with three distances offered: 20km, 12km and 8km.

It's a mass start and there are map changes along the way.

Live results link is here - Provisional Results - Turkey Trot 2024 - 07 Jul 2024 (

The navigation standard is moderate, with some sections easy in urban areas. It's perfect for trail runners and adventure racers.

Non-orienteers will have little difficulty with this standard, yet it is still challenging in terms of route choice for the experienced orienteer.

See the TT website for full details.


Hungarian Middle and Relay Championships in Slovakia

Eszter Kocsik (Garingal Orienteers) recently competed in the Hungarian Middle and Relay Championships in Slovakia on June 15-16. Her comments are below on the weekend.

On Saturday, we had the qualification race in the morning followed by the final in the afternoon. The terrain was beautiful and rocky with large depressions, presenting a technical yet fast challenge. I knew I needed to be completely focused and strong, and I managed to deliver just that. I felt great about my run in the final, and I was thrilled to find out that it earned me the second place in the highly competitive Hungarian junior elite field.

On Sunday, I ran the first leg for our M20 relay team. Despite a small mistake at the start, I ran a clean race and came in third place for my leg, contributing to our team's overall fourth-place finish. It was an eventful and hot weekend in a stunning location with excellent organisation. I'm happy to have been part of it and to have competed at my best.


Next State League Weekend entries closed.

Saturday, 29th June - NSW Sprint Champs, Wollongong Uni.  

  • NSW State League no 8, the NSW Sprints from 12:30pm.

Great courses, great area at Wollongong University, free post sprints fun relay for all sprint competitors form your own teams of three and let the organisers know on the day. 

  • Sunday, 30th June - Middle SL - Kentlyn Girl Guides camp, Darling Avenue off Old Kent Road, Kentlyn. From 9:30am. 

Girl Guides will be catering, cash & card accepted.  

Enter on Day will be available.


30 years of Goldseekers

Goldseekers Orienteers is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year.
Please join us for a celebratory BBQ immediately after the event at Charles Sturt Uni Campus, Orange on Sunday, 23rd June.

History of the Club: 

Goldseekers Orienteers were formed in May 1994, following a course on orienteering that was run by the Baldwins at the local Community College. Lake Canobolas was the first area to be mapped, followed by Gosling Creek. These were the venues for the first Goldseekers events in September and October 1994.  Our first bush map was made at Rocky Falls in the Mullion Range. 
In November 1994, we organised a Spring Classic, 2-day event at Lake Canobolas and Rocky Falls.  70 Sydney people and 30 locals came to the first Spring Classic.
We were also asked to organise orienteering for the Eight Day Games in November 1994 and have continued to do this each year.
1996 was a big year as the national Easter 3-Day Carnival was held in Orange with around 800 people attending.  Macquarie Woods, Ophir Diggings, Lookout Rock (Mullion State Forest) and Khalis Rocks were mapped for this event.  Goldseekers provided breakfasts at $3 per head for the 400 campers at Canobolas High School. 
The summer evening events were started in 1999 and continue to be very popular attracting up to 100 people to the parks and streets of Orange during daylight saving time of January/February. Then later we started the Park Series during Friday evenings of  November/December period. We have managed a series of State League events over the years at many of our maps including Ophir, Macquarie Woods, Khali's Rocks, Rocky Falls, CSU with hundreds of entrants from throughout the state. Training and mini-events have been held at many of the schools in Orange which has lead to a series of School Gala Days with hundreds of school children enjoying orienteering in parks.

Goldseekers were the instigators of the Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge in 2007 - the 11km mountain trail run to the top of Mt Canobolas, and organised it for many years.
The club has produced over 30 maps of areas near Orange, forest, parkland, suburbs and schools.
Key achievements by club members include Matt Parton representing Australia in the Junior World Championships. Rob and Bridget Bennett and this year Matt Slater representing NSW in interstate school challenges and Jean and Basil Baldwin representing Australia in senior classes in Australia vs New Zealand challenges.  Rob Bennett was coach of the NSW Junior squad. Anna Fitzgerald representing NSW. 

Jean Baldwin (Revised) 


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