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Development Forest Event #4 – Karaka Swamp, Woodhill Forest
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Event Date

Sun 09 Jul 2023

North West
Karaka Swamp, Woodhill Forest

Yes - SPORTident
Event Location
Waimauku, SH 16
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Event Information

Orienteering in Woodhill Forest - an area with awesome intricate sand dune terrain in a open pine forest. Superb orienteering maps. Always check the website here shortly before the event. Access can be prohibited for fire danger, high winds or other circumstances.

Event Details

  • 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.  See event page here for more info about course lenghts
  • You may start any time between 10am to 12:00pm. If you would like do do more than one course - please ensure you restart before 12:00pm
  • Courses close: 2:00pm . Please plan and ensure you return to the finish by course closure time.
  • No dogs at this event.


  • Event access is from Wilson Road, South Head - see event website here for more info.
  • Read event information on display at registration
  • Help and getting started advice available at registration. Please ask.
  • Bring your own food/water.
  • 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
  • Important: All participants must punch the finish and download SPORTident card even if they decide not to finish the course.
  • Fees

    • PRE-ENTRY requested via enterO here 
    • Earlybird fees close 11.59 Thursday 6 July
    • Late fees apply from midnight Thursday
    • See event fees here
Contact Details
Jenny Cade

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