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JWOC Trial (Long) and public forest event
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Event Date

Sun 17 Mar 2024

North West
Hedley Farm / Woodhill Forest

Yes - SPORTident
Event Location
Waimauku, State Highway 16
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Event Information

North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) is hosting the trial long race (South Head/Woodhill) on Sunday 17 March.
Public races will be held following the JWOC race starts.

Re the public races: there will be 8 public courses, so there is a course suitable for all abilities.

  • Courses Red 1/Red 2/Red 3/ Red 4 all offer technical and difficult orienteering.
  • Purple (Red 5) is a technical but physically easier course - especially suited to experienced older orienteers
  • Orange - Medium difficulty
  • Yellow - Easy course, with controls on or near tracks and prominent line features. Recommended for first time orienteers.
  • White - Very easy orienteering with controls on tracks and prominent features.

Course details here 

Note - the terrain includes some steep farmland. There is a 1.9km uphill walk to the start.  We will provide a shuttle service for older people and the very young. Gear return from the start will also be provided if this is necessary due to the weather. The reward for the steep climb will be spectacular with views from the Kaipara Harbour to the Tasman sea!

Start Times & Course Closure

  • JWOC trialists will start from 10am
  • Public competitors will start from 11.15am. Competitors on Red 1 & 2 courses are asked to start before 12.30pm please
  • Courses Closure will be 2.30pm

Event Entry 

Enter here Pre-entry is preferred please. Entries finally close at 11:59pm on Friday 15 March 2024.

JWOC triallists are responsible for their own entry.

DOGS allowed at Event Centre and on White & Yellow courses ONLY.

Driving Instructions

The event will be signposted from the Slater Road/South Head intersection.

From Auckland, take the Northwestern Motorway/SH16 towards Helensville. At the rtoundabout just before Helensville, turn left towards Parakai. Continue straight through the township and a further 9km along South Head Road until you reach Slater Road. Turn LEFT into Slater Road and LEFT again at the marked driveway.  Follow the signs to the Event Centre. Please drive slowly and take care on the narrow one lane driveway/track.


Please park as directed by the Parking Marshal. Parking will be in a paddock.

Note to JWOC trialists;

Read JWOC2024 selection notice 
for details on the trial dates and maps and selection requirements. All athletes interested in being selected should now have notified Convenor of Selectors, Al Cory-Wright (alistaircorywright@gmail.com)

Please note this map is embargoed to JWOC trialists until the event date:

Contact Details
Jenny Cade
021 1882468

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