Orienteering - on Foot - you choose your pace. Usually as individuals but groups can go together.
Orienteering in Woodhill Forest with complex sand dune detail.
All welcome (and you don't need to be a member to get started)
Select from a range of 9 courses of varying length and difficulty. Suitable for all ages, levels, and beginners. Some children need to be accompanied by adult.
You may start any time between 10am to 12:30pm. If you would like do do more than one course - please ensure you restart before 12:30pm
Courses close: 2:00pm unless otherwise stated. Please plan and ensure you return to the finish by course closure time.
Short free string course for youngsters.
Read event information on display at registration
Help and getting started advice available at registration. Please ask.
Bring your own food/water. (Occasionally, individuals providing supplemental fundraising snacks may be available).
Orienteering is Smoke Free. Absolutely NO smoking at event or anywhere in forest (including inside car or middle of road).
Compass recommended (limited free hire available).
Carrying a whistle recommended. (Whistles available for purchase $2) The recognised distress signal is 6 blasts on whistle. Do not play with whistle as anyone hearing it will abandon their course to try and find you or report to registration.
SPORTident timing in use. (Hire available $3ea or buy your own $65)
Important: All participants must punch the finish and download SPORTident card even if they decide not to finish the course.
Forest Events in Woodhill are sign-posted from Waimauku on SH16.
Forest security gate opens by 9:00am. Stop at gate to talk to security.
Please drive with "lights on" in forest and stay on signed route. No detour from signed route permitted.
As of 17 March 2020, Orienteering Wellington and Orienteering NZ have agreed to postpone the NZ National Orienteering Championships 2020 due to the developing situation with COVID-19. No future date for this event has been determined yet. A full refund will be offered to all who have registered to date.