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A sport for families and people of all ages. FUN. ADVENTURE. EXPLORATION.EXERCISE.FRESH AIR. COME AND HAVE A GO!
Whangarei Orienteering
WELCOME to this local Orienteering site.
We are a small local group who have been working to get Orienteering back on the "map" in Northland. (pardon the pun). At present we run our own events up here, but remain affiliated to the Northwest Orienteering Club.A new calendar of events has been posted for the 2012 season. . Things start off with the Summer Pathfinding Series, which will be held every Thursday from the 9th of FEB until the 17th March. Then in April we will commence the Off-road Sunday Events.
Through this website we hope to keep you informed with upcoming Events, results and links to other sites.

Often described as "cunning running", Orienteering offers an intellectual challenge in addition to ordinary exercise.It is a sport for everyone regardless of age and experience.
It is a sport that involves finding your way across country with the aid of a map and sometimes a compass. Orienteers follow a course as accurately as possible between control points usually marked by orange and white flags, using their skill in map reading to choose the best route. For more info check out the NZOF webite .
Winter Series begins- 10th May -Smugglers.

Thanks to everyone who came along to the summer urban rogaine series.
The winter series begins on Sunday 10th May.
The first event will be out at Smugglers

Smuggler's Cove is a gully-spur map, so great runnability, and good visiblity. A superb map for the first event of the season. There will be courses and distances to suit all abilities and fitness levels.

How to get there- travel out of town heading towards Onerahi on Riverside Drive. Turn L at the roundabout into Whargarei Heads Rd. Continue on this road turning right after Parua Bay,heading out to the Heads.Turn R into Urquharts Bay rd and park at the DOC carpark. You will see the orange trailer.

Registration will be from 930am - 10-45 am . Course closure will be at 1230 pm

Bring compass, drink, picnic- such a nice place to relax and unwind.
Hope to see you there.


This is a joint project between Northtec, Whangerei Orienteering Club,WBHS and WGHS.
You can print the map and info sheet out from the "coaching resource" section above.But they will also be available from the Kensington fitness centre,  local i-site and Stirling sports.
So now you can make your own course, collecting as many controls as you have the time/energy!. So get out have some fun with friends and family, or use it as a training exercise!. Enjoy.


Also check out the NWoC site for events in Auckland.
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