Auckland Orienteering Series

Orienteering in Woodhill Forest - an area with awesome intricate sand dune terrain in a open pine forest. Superb orienteering maps.

Woodhill2009

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.
  • 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: 2:30pm unless otherwise stated. Please plan and ensure you return to the finish by course closure time.
  • Short free string course for youngsters.

Notices

  • 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.

Directions

  • 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.

Fees

  • Entry on the day
  • Members Adult $20 / Junior $10 / Family $40
  • Non members Adult $30 / Junior $15 / Family $60
  • SPORTident hire $3 each.