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North West Wild Weekend of Orienteering
Foot, Camp
  • Foot
  • Camp

Event Date

Sat 19 Mar 2022 - Sun 20 Mar 2022


North West
Riverhead Forest - new + brand-new maps

Yes - SPORTident
Event Location
Helensville round-about
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Event Information

Looking forward to 2022 and getting back into quality orienteering events, need some serious orienteering training before the Easter 2022 Nationals, as well as get over the Covid lockdown blues? Need a Kiwi-version of the Swedish O-Ringen orienteering & camping holiday?

Look no further and pencil the weekend of 19 & 20 March 2022 into your dairies.

NWOC is planning to bring you three events on adjacent maps with an idyllic camping opportunity on Saturday night.

Saturday morning 19 March - AOS-2 (Auckland Orienteering Series), five red, two orange, one yellow, and one white course on a Wilson Road map not used for twenty years, remapped by Marquita Gelderman. A beautiful area with a wide variety of terrain: mostly sand dune contour detail with mature open plantation forest, low visibility blocks, park-like areas with clearings, ponds and mixed stands of trees, and some steep and rugged slopes thrown in for good measure. Start times from 10.00 AM.

Then drive two kilometer along the road to...
Saturday 19 March, late afternoon, two kilometres along the road. Mass start "forest sprint" (about 3 km) event with butterfly loops, on the Lake Kereta map. Another beautiful area with native manuka vegetation cover on sand dune terrain, interspersed with lightning fast flat areas of grass, on the area used for the 2017 Oceania Relays and the 2021 National Relays.

Saturday night, camping at Lake Kereta near the start/finish of the sprint event. Large areas of flat grass with roaming deer and turkeys in a serene location, with simple toilets and showers available. People enjoyed camping here during the 2021 Nationals.

The next day, drive two kilometres along the road to...
Sunday morning 20 March - AOS-3 event with the suite of courses as above on the Lake Kereta West (extension into Woodhill Forest) map, only used previously for the 2021 Nationals Middle event. Complex sand dune contour detail with plantation forest, classical and challenging Woodhill orienteering. Start times from 10 AM.


Hopefully in March 2022 under the COVID traffic light system, with a green or orange status and ideally fully vaccinated competitors, we will be able to hold these events with minimal restrictions and maximal orienteering challenges!

Contact Details
Secretary North West Orienteering Club
021058 5252

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