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)



Hunter Region Schools 40th Orienteering Championships

Results (apologies for the delay)

Date: Tuesday 28th June, 2016

Map: The Poppethead (2016) 1 : 7 500

Entries are now being taken for this years Hunter Schools Orienteering Championships to be held at Kitchener. The students complete 2 courses on the day. The first is a line course based on the age they turn this year.


            BOYS   GIRLS    
Course 1       Very Easy       1.8 km       12       12        
Course 2    Easy   2.0 km   13   13   Intermediate B/G
Course 3    Easy   2.5 km   14   14    
Course 4    Easy/Medium   3.0 km   15   15   Senior B/G
Course 5    Medium   3.5 km   16   16+    
Course 6    Hard   4.0 km   17+        


Entries will be accepted from Primary age students who have successfully completed Orienteering in Schools programs, or who regularly compete at Newcastle Orienteering Club events but they will compete in the 12 year age grouping.

The second course is entered in divisions based on experience rather than age – this will be a score course where you find as many controls as you can within a time limit (45 minutes).

A: Difficult       B: Medium       C: Easy / Medium       D: Easy

Entries will be accepted from teams of two, but they must start, do the whole course and finish together.

Start times for the Age Division courses will be arranged after a safety briefing for all competitors. This briefing is expected to commence at approximately 9am and is mandatory for all competitors.


Mr Colin Bailey
Merewether High School
P.O. Box 1013
Hamilton 2303
Phone: 4969 3855
Fax: 4961 2246
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Closing date for entries is Friday 17th June, 2016.