Coming Events

Sat 20 Apr 9:00 am
Forest Orienteering and Navigation Skills Day
Smiths Creek Reserve, Campbelltown (meet at Waminda Reserve, Macquarie Av, Campbelltown.

Sun 21 Apr 9:30 am
NOY2 - Redgum Ridges (Freemans Waterhole)
 Redgum Ridges. 1:10 000. 5m contours.

Sun 21 Apr 11:00 am
Broken Bago Orienteering
Scout Hall, Tallwood Avenue, Wauchope.
Mon 22 Apr 7:30 pm
Orienteering Australia 2024 AGM
Online via Zoom.
Tue 23 Apr 7:30 pm
Orienteering NSW April Board Meeting

Wed 24 Apr 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #1 Northbridge
corner of Sailors Bay Road and Kameruka Road (Bonds Corner), Northbridge

Sun 28 Apr 9:30 am
Newcastle Pairs Relay Champs & Minor Event
The Range (South) 1:7500, Killingworth
Sun 28 Apr 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #1, 9 Mile Reserve

Wed 1 May 6:30 pm
Newcastle Night Champs - Eleebana
Thomas H Halton Park. Revised by D. Orr 2024. 1:4000, 2 metre contours and 1:1000, 2 metre contours.
, Thomas H Halton Park, Eleebana
Sat 4 May 9:30 am
SOS Northside

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.

Newcastle Summer Series is over. On with the Park Series!


The Newcastle Summer Series has run the length of its seventeen event calendar, finishing with a race in Mayfield.

With streets laid out in a standard grid, planner Andrew Morris had a challenging job to set the course.  'My aim was to offer as much route choice as possible. Often the quickest runners will take the same routes.  I wanted to have the top ten runners potentially all have different route choices.  For some controls that meant that I had to resort to doglegs but that was important to make it difficult to link controls in an obvious fashion.'

Read more: Newcastle Summer Series is over. On with the Park Series!


Wildfires set to ignite at State League races in 2012

Wildfires logoThe new ONSW initiative for our younger orienteers, the Wildfires, is up and running.  After a highly enjoyable camping and training weekend with the ACT Blue Sparks at the end of 2011, Salme Fuller, Wildfires coach has a full schedule planned for the 2012 season.  Salme outlined her plans for the State League season to ONSW Promotion Director Barbara Hill and ONSW Communications Officer Maggie Jones today in a strategy meeting in Miranda.  With string courses for the very youngest, and orienteering fun and games for the under 12's at each State League, the Wildfires are going to be having a great time this season.


Final call for O'Shea entries!

Anyone thinking of joining in with the O'Shea 2 days should warm up their computer and get their email entries in.  Map numbers will be finalised on Monday and whilst there will be some opportunities for entry on the day these will be limited to the Saturday afternoon event and the Sunday score event.  There is no EOD for the night event.

The O'Shea is a great event to start your winter season and you can do it with a buddy.  This is a Pairs Event with three races over 2 days, including a Pairs Relay, a Night Line Course and a Score event

  • Saturday afternoon is a Pairs Relay with a long and a short leg.
  • Saturday night is a Line Course for both or one of the pairs (best time to count) and,
  • Sunday morning there is a Score Event

With great prizes on offer you'd be mad to miss it.  Get your email entries in now - more details here.


Waggaroos sprint around CSU

WaggaroosAlex Davey continued his good form winning the WaggaRoos summer series event at CSU last Thursday evening.

The event used a line course format as a change from the usual score course and with  a 1:4000 map and plenty of buildings this race felt very much like an exciting sprint event.  Runners could choose from a 2.3km or a 1.2km course. Alex Davey was a clear winner on the longer course with a margin of almost 3 minutes.  Julie Gooding who lost a little time at the sixth and seventh controls, came second but finished full of running and had the fastest time in the 100m dash downhill from the last control to the finish and won the handicap honours for the evening.

Read more: Waggaroos sprint around CSU


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