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.

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)


Season 2022-23 Has Concluded

Our club's annual Bike Orienteering Summer Series for Season 2022-23 (i.e. the 15th edition of BOSS) has been "run and won". Thanks to everyone who came along and participated. Congratulations to the winners for this season:

  Men Women E-Bike Team
Line-Score 1st - Steven Todkill
2nd - Andrew Power
3rd - Micheal Ridley-Smith
1st - Carolyn Matthews
2nd - Nicole Haigh
3rd - Martina Craig
1st - Harry Carter
2nd - Jeremy Dawes
3rd - Michael Collins
 1st - Toy Martin
2nd - Margaret Peel
3rd - Dale Graham
1st - Greg Bacon
2nd - Graeme Taplin
3rd - Graham Fowler
1st - Samantha Howe, Carl O'Connor
2nd - Robert Kemp, Bert Van Netten
3rd - Ryan Puklowski, Tara Johnson
3rd - Greg Newton, Sam Newton

To review the 2022-23 season, click here.

Season 2023-24 Begins October 2023

BOSS will resume in October 2023, with the 16th edition of the series. We expect that the calendar for this series to be finalised sometime in mid September 2023. If you feel that you could help out in the upcoming season (for example by setting an event) please send an email to:

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Welcome to the 15th edition of Newcastle Orienteering Club's annual Bike Orienteering Summer Series, (or "BOSS" as it is affectionately called). See the General Information section for all of the details of BOSS but some things to note:

Start Times: 8:00pm to 9:15am
Entry Fees: Click here
Everyone Welcome: BOSS caters for all levels of experience, from the complete newcomer through to the Mountain Bike Orienteering veteran. For newcomers we are happy for you to go out in groups and we will give help, pointers and advice before you go out. Look for the HELP flag at the assembly area.

For MapRun instructions - Click here.

 Date   Event   Location   Details   Online Entry   Results   Heat Map   Series 
 23-10-22   BOSS #1   Holmesville   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here   
 13-11-22   BOSS #2   Pelaw Main   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here 
 11-12-22   BOSS #3    Killingworth   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here 
 15-01-23   BOSS #4    Columbey  Click Here   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here  Click Here 
 19-02-23   BOSS #5    Kurri Kurri  Click Here   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here 
 16-03-23   BOSS #6    Neath  Click Here   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here   Click Here