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.
WHAT IS ORIENTEERING?
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 .
Next Event- ROGAINE -Smugglers Cove ,Sunday 31st July
Smuggler's Cove is a gully-spur map, so great runnability, and good visiblity. This is a Rogaine event so suits all levels of ability and fitness levels. The aim to is to get as many controls as you can in the allocated hour. So if you are training for an adventure race, honing down some navigation skills, or just want to come for a walk with a difference come check it out.
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, amps will be handed out at 10am , and then there will be a mass start at 1015am. Course closure will be at 1115am
Bring compass, drink, picnic- such a nice place to relax and unwind.
Hope to see you there.
WATCH this space for imformation about the event closer to the date.
Future planned events for this year-
1st May - Lovells
2nd July- Barge Park- night event
31st July- Smugglers
21st August- Paerata forest
18th September- Houtu forest
16th Oct- 3 hour rogaine
Also check out the NWoC site for events in Auckland.