Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or just for a family day out. The bush series caters for all in the great outdoors. (April-Nov)
Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Mar)
Preparation for the Bush. Try out bush style orienteering in local parks before stepping out into the bush. Also includes a night event for the adventurous. (Feb-April)
Grab your mountain bike and ride around bush tracks in either a street style event, bush style event or a combination of the two. (Oct-Mar)

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Copy and Paste the following headings into your favourite word processing program (eg WORD). Append as much information about the event as you can. Those headings with * next to them are required. Be as detailed as you can with directions and location to enable us to correctly show the event on the map. See here for an example of information required (you are not required to submit a map)

If you have other headings please add them where you would like them to appear

*Event Title: 









Start Times (if different to normal):

Course Closure (if different to normal):



Send the information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be uploaded to the web

Event results are no longer directly calculated from the winner and are now based on your position relative to the average of the field providing a more stable reference point.
event result = constant + multiplier * (your score - average score) / st deviation.
This being the case there is the possibility of negative scores and scores over 100 that were previously not possible. The constant and multiplier have been currently set as 60 and 20 to minimize this from happening while still providing a spread of results.

The handicap system has also been revised for this year with a much larger back catalogue of result taken into account (where available) with the middle 26 of the last 30 results used. The larger sample provides a more stable indicator of typical performance smoothing out impacts of injuries, xmas pudding, getting lost occasionally or the stellar run, along with rewarding continued improvement.
Handicap = (your points - average points) / st deviation
With the average of the middle 26 values of 30 events taken as the handicap. Where 26/30 events are not available the ratio is adjusted for the number of events available. Note only the last 3 seasons (51 events) have been transferred across and we will build from there going forward.
Handicap result for the event = constant + multiplier * [{(your points - average points) / st deviation} - handicap]
Constant and multiplier currently set as 75 and 15. Simply put if your handicap score is over 75 you have done better than normal, if less than 75 then not as good as normal.

Want to try Orienteering? Don't know what its really all about? Want to have a go for free?

Well Newcastle Orienteering Club has establised a permanent course at Blue Gum Hills Regional park at Minmi, in conjunction with NPWS. The course is available to use whenever the park is open.

Print a copy here, pick up a copy of the orienteering map from Tree Top Adventures or contact the local NPWS office (4946 4100) to have a copy emailed.

It is left up to you to complete in the order you like. Will you go numerically? odds then evens?

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Note: We check on the course at regular intervals, but if you find there is a control marker missing (vandalism does unfortunately happen) please let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.