Oceania NZ Sprint Orienteering – a carnival of fast, short & sharp urban navigation

Join us in the Summer of 2024 for an unforgettable orienteering holiday in two volcanic cities in the New Plymouth and Auckland areas. Exciting sprint maps await with a variety of features, from small narrow paths in open park areas to races on paved areas. The events will test your quick decision-making and attention to detail. It will be a highlight for both visitors and locals as you discover hidden corners of these two cities.

There are a wide variety of orienteering courses from the beginner and family-friendly (the ‘all classes’ events) to the Knock Out (KO) elite events which are qualifiers for World Championship selection. The events start in Taranaki with the Lonely Mountain Sprints (LMS) followed by a break. Take your time to travel and sightsee on the way to Auckland for the second set of events – the Auckland Triple Crown (ATC).

Two events in 2 cities by 2 clubs:

The Lonely Mountain Sprints are Hosted by Orienteering Taranaki & The Auckland Triple Crown by Orienteering Auckland .

Latest News

Sprint Training Camp – Wellington Anniversary Weekend 

As preparation for the Oceania Sprint Championships there will be a sprint training weekend from 20-22 January 2024 based in Wellington. This will allow you to hone your techniques before the big races start the following weekend. The camp is most likely starting around midday Saturday. The programme still under development – so watch this …

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Ready for Aussie action

TRANS TASMAN ACTION! After a strong summer in Europe, the Southern hemisphere NZ Oceania sprints will continue the orienteering racing with sprint knockout rival action.Athletes will be here to seize the opportunity to run against top-of-the-class athletes. Tim Robertson NZ’s best sprint orienteer, is currently ranked third in the worldwide tally of male sprint orienteers. …

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Oceania Sprint entries open

Get your place sorted! The countdown has begun as we prepare for some urban orienteering racing. It’s time to set your goals for early 2024. Add these dates to your calendar: 26 January – 6 February 2023 for some fabulous fast paced sprint orienteering. Entries are now open for the 2024 Oceania NZ Sprint Championships in Taranaki and Auckland. …

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2024 Oceania Sprint Championships Jan-Feb 24

Orienteering Taranaki and Auckland Orienteering Club are proud to present the 2024Oceania Sprint Championships, including the inaugural Oceania Knock-outSprint Championships and Oceania Sprint Relay Championships. The events will be split between the cities of New Plymouth, in the shadow of 2518m Mount Taranaki, and Auckland, the city of sails and venue for the 2021 America’s …

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Orienteering NZ calendar

2 destinations | 2 events | 2 clubs

NEW PLYMOUTH 26-29 January 2024
Lonely Mountain Sprints event website
Hosted by Orienteering Taranaki
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Auckland-Orienteers-Logo.pngAUCKLAND 3-6 February 2024
Auckland Triple Crown event website
Hosted by Orienteering Auckland