Welcome to Newcastle Orienteering

Do you like a challenge, fresh air, and exploring the countryside and your surroundings: Orienteering could be the sport for you!

Orienteering involves using a detailed map and usually a compass to navigate one's way round a course with designated control points (check points), which are drawn on the map. The course may take you through urban areas, parks, schools, farmland or forests. This will be either on foot or on a bike.

Events are conducted nearly every week in the year, taking place in either the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and Maitland areas. Beginners are welcome at all events.

New to orienteering? Click here for more information.

Interested in entering 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 on the ONSW webite.

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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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 A "ride-at-your-own-time" Series using MapRun (we recommend that you use MapRun6) runs from any day on or after Wednesday 6 October, 2021. 75 minute time limit.

More information, including maps, control descriptions & start location can be found here:

Jesmond (Newcastle LGA) - https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/16350  available from 12 noon 6 October 2021

Myall Road, Cardiff (Lake Macq LGA) - https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/16351  available from 5pm 6 October 2021

Check out a short video of Jesmond - https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/619603273

 

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