Coming Events

Fri 25 Nov 6:00 pm
2022 Park Series #3 Orange Botanic Gardens

Sun 27 Nov 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 4 - Pearl Beach
Pearl Beach

Sun 27 Nov 9:00 am
Waggaroos 2022-23 MapRun Series #2, Glenfield Park
Playground in Kaldari Cres, Glenfield Park. This is a MapRun event. Entry is free.

Sun 27 Nov 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #5 - Earlwood
"Cup and Saucer Creek", Hughes Park - Westfield Street, Earlwood.

Wed 30 Nov 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #9 Beacon Hill
Clay Pan., Tristram Road Reserve, Beacon Hill.

Wed 30 Nov 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series - #7 Irrawang
Thu 1 Dec 5:00 pm
NTOC - Twilight #6

Fri 2 Dec 5:00 pm
Grafton Street O #2
Memorial Park, Prince Street, Grafton

Sun 4 Dec 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 5 - Brendan Franklin Oval,Terrigal
Brendan Franklin Oval, Terrigal

Sun 4 Dec 9:30 am
2022 WHO Cup & AGM
West Sydney Regional Park North., Abbotsbury

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.

Perfect weather for tiptoeing in the Moonlight

Despite being sandwiched between the first Metro League race of the season and the heavyweight Easter Carnival event up in Queensland, the first of Garingal's Moonlight Madness events for 2012 had a solid turnout.  Perfect weather for night orienteering of cool temperatures and clear skies allowed the runners to tackle the score course whilst bathing in the light of the full moon.  Summer Series group winners were out in force, with Steve Ryan and Glen Horrocks battling it out for first place; Steve took the honours by a mere ten points.  Wendy Stevenson, who won the Summer Series championship in such amazing style,  was running but was beaten by Mary Fien and Gill Fowler both in great form.

The next Moonlight Madness event will be at Cremorne on May 2nd.  Full details of the series can be found on the Garingal website here


Coalfields Classic - 15 April closing date coming up soon

The closing date for the Coalfields Classic entries is coming up soon. Entries need to be in by 15th April so don't delay and get your entries in here.  The Sprint on Saturday is on typical University campus type terrain with intricate buildings and connected pathways in a unique bushland setting.  Saturday afternoon takes the racing to a new map near Pelaw Main to classic spur/gully  terrain gently undulating with a complex track network and patches of mining detail.  The big event on Sunday, the Long Distance, and the World Ranking Event is also spur/gully but here there is some real steepness to negotiate with erosion gully detail right across the map. The team organising the events have been out to video some of the terrain you are going to be racing on - have a look



Easter 2012 - Prologue

The Prologue was fast and furious with NSW Stingers giving some sterling performances. Josh Blatchford in his first year with the big boys in M21E came 4th on the lovely gently undulating terrain with good granite detail, similar to last years prologue in WA, but not drought bound.

Rising NSW junior star Michele Dawson showed her training is coming to fruition with a 2nd place in the W20E class. Other performances included Alex Massey in 5th place in M20E.

They augur well for consideration in the National Teams. Results and splits are available.

Hilary Wood


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