Welcome to Newcastle Orienteering Club

Do you like a challenge, fresh air, and exploring the countryside and your surroundings? Orienteering is the sport for you!

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. The course may take you through bushland and forests, parks or urban areas. You may wish to amble around a course and enjoy the scenery or be competitive by going as fast as you can. It's up to you.

Events are conducted nearly every week of the year, taking place in bush, parkland and urban areas within the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock, Port Stephens and Singleton local government areas. The club also holds mountain bike orienteering events. 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 clicking on the event buttons below 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. (Mar-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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