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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Summer Street Series Event 11 - Cooks Hill
Wednesday 4th January 2023

 
Setter: Adrian Plaskitt
Assembly: National Park, corner of Dumeresq St and Smith St, Cooks Hill
Parking: Smith St, Dumersq St, Parkway Ave or other nearby streets. Please respect other park users and local residents
Facilities: Water and park; nearest toliets Marketown shops 400m
Start times: Start at a time that suits you between 5:00pm - 6:30pm (with 2 minutes planning time before your start).
Course: 45 minute score course
Fees: Click here

Remember: Bring your (charged up) phone with MapRun6 (latest version is 6.5) installed and ready to go.

A Note About Safety: Newcastle Orienteering recommends that all competitors wear bright clothing or reflective gear throughout the season to enable drivers to see you especially if you are running near dusk. Please also take care when crossing roads and use recommended crossing points on busy roads. We also wish to remind competitors that listening to an ipod (or similar) while on course can be a distraction that may cause you to not hear an emergency warning or similar and as such are not allowed during these events for your safety.

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 Click here for more information

Click here if you are a first timer or new to Orienteering and you would like to enter an Event via Eventor
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Summer Street Series Event 9 - Kotara
Wednesday 14th December 2022

 
Setter: Tim Doman and Nichole Dean
Assembly: Nesbitt Park, corner of Casey Ave and Boundary St, Kotora South
Parking: Boundary St, Casey Ave or other nearby streets. Please respect other park users and local residents
Facilities: Playground
Start times: Start at a time that suits you between 5:00pm - 6:30pm (with 2 minutes planning time before your start).
Course: 45 minute score course
Fees: Click here

Remember: Bring your (charged up) phone with MapRun6 (latest version is 6.5) installed and ready to go.

A Note About Safety: Newcastle Orienteering recommends that all competitors wear bright clothing or reflective gear throughout the season to enable drivers to see you especially if you are running near dusk. Please also take care when crossing roads and use recommended crossing points on busy roads. We also wish to remind competitors that listening to an ipod (or similar) while on course can be a distraction that may cause you to not hear an emergency warning or similar and as such are not allowed during these events for your safety.

Summer Street Series Event 5 - Beresfield
Wednesday 16th November 2022

 
Setter: Ginaya Dunn
Assembly: Tarro Recreation Reserve, off Anderson Dr., Tarro
Parking:  The carpark in the reserve, alongside the roads in the reserve or other nearby streets. Please respect other reserve users and local residents
Facilities: Playground
Start times: Start at a time that suits you between 5:00pm - 6:30pm (with 2 minutes planning time before your start).
Course: 45 minute score course
Fees: Click here

Remember: Bring your (charged up) phone with MapRun6 (latest version is 6.5) installed and ready to go.

A Note About Safety: Newcastle Orienteering recommends that all competitors wear bright clothing or reflective gear throughout the season to enable drivers to see you especially if you are running near dusk. Please also take care when crossing roads and use recommended crossing points on busy roads. We also wish to remind competitors that listening to an ipod (or similar) while on course can be a distraction that may cause you to not hear an emergency warning or similar and as such are not allowed during these events for your safety.

Summer Street Series Event 10 - Belmont
Wednesday 21st December 2022

 
Setter: Rob Vincent
Assembly: Near the netball courts at the end of Merleview St, Belmont
Parking:  Merleview St or other nearby streets. Please respect local residents
Facilities: None
Start times: Start at a time that suits you between 5:00pm - 6:30pm (with 2 minutes planning time before your start).
Course: 45 minute score course
Fees: Click here

Remember: Bring your (charged up) phone with MapRun6 (latest version is 6.5) installed and ready to go.

A Note About Safety: Newcastle Orienteering recommends that all competitors wear bright clothing or reflective gear throughout the season to enable drivers to see you especially if you are running near dusk. Please also take care when crossing roads and use recommended crossing points on busy roads. We also wish to remind competitors that listening to an ipod (or similar) while on course can be a distraction that may cause you to not hear an emergency warning or similar and as such are not allowed during these events for your safety.

 
 
 
 

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