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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Newcastle_Shorts_Weekend_2023.png                      29 & 30 July 2023


       Enter on the Day available         

      Four fun events over two days !

Saturday 29th  "Belford National Park", Belford (near Branxton). 

Two shortish middle distance style events in fast, friendly forest.

Sunday 30th  "The University of Newcastle", Callaghan. 

Two longish sprint events in exciting campus terrain.

 Three distance options with course winning times around 20 minutes:

"Boardies"  (Hard).  "Boxers" (Hard/Moderate).  "Briefs" (Easy).   

Enter both days, one day or just one race.  

  More info on Eventor: Both daysSaturday only - Sunday only.

                                   RESULTS: Click here