Welcome to Newcastle Orienteering Club

Orienteering is a competitive or non-competitive recreational activity in which participants use a detailed map (and usually a compass) to navigate between checkpoints (known as “controls”) along an unfamiliar course. If you like a mental and physical challenge and exploring the outdoors, orienteering is the sport for you!

NEW TO ORIENTEERING? Click here for more information.

See what's on by clicking on the Club Event Series buttons below or see all orienteering events by going to the  Orienteering Event Calendar (Eventor).

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    Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or a fun family day out. Classic "forest" orienteering for all in the great outdoors. (Mar-Sept)
   Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Feb)
    A great introduction to orienteering with fun courses in suburban parks & reserves. Also includes a night event. (Feb-Mar)
    Navigate around bush tracks and trails on your mountain bike. The     BOSS series offers 75 minute score & line+score events. (Oct-Mar)

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bush                        Sunday 28 July 2024 - Belford

                          "Belford National Park"

The Newcastle Orienteer of the Year series continues with NOY 6 at Belford National Park (24 minutes up the Hunter Expressway). Seven courses to suit all orienteers, from 1.9km Very Easy up to 8.3km Hard. Newcomers welcome.
 
"The open forest and gently undulating topography of Belford National Park makes for user-friendly orienteering. Generally very runnable (elites have run 8km+ courses at under 5m30s per km at past events) with subtle contours and numerous small point features scattered across the map".
                                                    
                                                            Details here 
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