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.

Junior League starts this weekend

Junior orienteers from across Sydney will descend on UWS Kingswood for the first of the 2012 Junior League season.  With plenty of teams and individuals already signing up the League is set to have its best year yet.

For those still yet to sign up pre-entry is best but entry on the day is also available.  Online pre-entry is open until Friday 4 May and can be accessed here.  Anyone planning to enter on the day should email Barbara Hill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so she can ensure there are sufficient maps for all those who wish to run.  Junior Leaguers who also run for their club in the Metroleague will run once and score twice on Sunday!

The Sydney Junior Orienteering League runs in school terms 2 and 3 on Sunday mornings and is aimed at Junior orienteers aged between 8 and 20. Beginners through to experienced orienteers are welcome with courses ranging from introductory level navigation through to harder courses that will challenge some of Sydney's best young orienteers.  If you like a puzzle and problem solving plus getting out and active then the Junior League is for you.


Melanie Simpson wins Victorian MTBO Championship

Melanie Simpson took the Women's Elite title in one of her last races in Australia before she leaves to take up a post in Norway.  Other NSW riders had success in the age categories with Rob Prentice and Malcolm Roberts taking first and second in M50, Duo Organiser Greg Bacon winning M60 against a strong field and Graham Fowler coming first in M70.  Carolyn Matthews from Newcastle took second in W40.   Full results and report can be found on the Australian Orienteering website here



Central Coast event at Yamba excellent preparation for Coalfields Classic

Hungry for more orienteering or keen for some final training before the Coalfields Classic? Central Coast Orienteers are holding a Bush event near Morriset on 6 May on their 'Yambo' map. With courses from Very Easy, Moderate, Hard and Very Hard to choose from there is something for everyone to sharpen up their technique before the big races in Newcastle on the 12 & 13 May.

Please check the location - there has been a problem with the map loaded on the ONSW website. The correct map link is here. These directions will also get you there:

Directions from Sydney: Exit F3 freeway at Tuggerah and turn left into Old Maitland Road follow this to a T junction, turn right onto Yarramalong Rd and then left into Hue Hue Road. Take the first turn left into Jilliby Road. Follow this for 10kms and turn right into Mandalong Road at the intersection before Dooralong Hall. Follow this for 6kms (mainly dirt) to parking, assembly area.
Directions from Newcastle: Take the Morisset exit from F3 turn right into Mandalong Road and follow this to the top of the hill to parking, assembly.

Starts are from 9.30 to 11.30am


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