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.

Long grass slows down granite hunters

Long grass made for slow times at the Armidale State League weekend that served as a great tune-up for the national Easter carnival in Queensland.

The summer's big wet has turned countryside that last year was bone dry into tall fields that significantly reduced visibility and speed as a result.

Wins that caught our eye at the Middle Distance on Saturday were by Stephanie Dun (HOGs) in W Junior B and Lachlan Coady (WHO) in M14A.

In the Long Distance on Sunday, Sheralee Bailey (Bennelong) beat Jenny Enderby (Newcastle) by 11 minutes in W50A, Will Kay (WHO) took out M16A and Andrew Dun (HOGs) won M Open B.  

A big thank you to Northern Tablelands for their efforts over the weekend.

You can see all the results, splits and Livelox on our State League page. You can see the updated OY scores here.

Please fill out the very brief Course Setter of the Year survey for each day.

The next SL events are at Wyangala Dam and Roseberg SF on May 14-15.


Debbie Davey wins ACT Autumn Classic

Congratulations to Debbie Davey (Waggaroos, pictured) who took out first place overall at the ACT Autumn Classics weekend.

Debbie won W65A on both days and, using the OACT age/gender handicap system, was ranked first of all competitors with 247 points out of a maximum 250.

Ewan Shingler (Big Foot) cemented his place atop the Junior National League rankings by winning M20E both days, while sister Nea had a first and a second.

Other ONSW members to win both days were: Ryder Seaman (M10A, WR), Alex Woolford (M16A, Bush n Beach), Rebecca Craig (W16A, Newcastle) and Paula Shingler (W55A, BF).

Other outstanding NOL results were Alastair George (BF) second in M21E on Saturday, sister Rebecca third in W21E on Saturday, Oskar Mella (NC) third on Saturday and Briohny Seaman (WR) third in W21Sport on Sunday.


Armidale SL entries close on Sunday

Entries close on Sunday (April 3) for our Armidale State League weekend on April 9-10 in stunning granite terrain.

This will be great practice for the national Easter carnival in Kingaroy the following weekend. 

On Saturday the venue is Kooringle, 23 km west of Armidale. The terrain is a mix of open grassland and lightly forested to scrubby, rocky slopes.

On Sunday the venue is Pine Tree, 35 km west of Armidale. Terrain ranges from open farmland to fast running forest with occasional rock outcrops.

You can enter both days here. Full details can be found here.

Enter-on-the day is available on Moderate, Easy and Very Easy courses. There is also a free string course for the enjoyment of younger orienteers.

Please do not attend if you have COVID symptoms, have tested positive in past week or live with someone who has, and maintain social distancing at the check-in and finish.


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