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).

    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)

Permanent Courses






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bush  3 & 4 August 2024 - Elrington / Fletcher

           Newcastle Shorts Weekend

Four fun events over two days with course winning times of around 20-25 minutes.
Saturday - two "short middle distance" style bush events on the Missing Link map at Elrington.
Sunday - two "long sprint" events in campus terrain on a new map of Bishop Tyrell College at Fletcher.
Three distance options : Boardies (Hard), Boxers (Hard/Moderate) & Briefs (Easy). 
Run both days, one day or just one race.  
                       Details:    Both days      Saturday only      Sunday only