Wellington Orienteering Club

Queens Birthday 2019

Get ready for QB19! Wellington Orienteering Club and Red Kiwi Orienteers Manawatu are excited to host three days of top-quality foot orienteering. We're looking forward to welcoming around 500 runners from all over New Zealand - and further abroad too!


When?   Saturday 1 June – Monday 3 June, 2019

Where?  Palmerston North and surrounds


QB19 incudes sprint orienteering in Palmerston North, a long-distance event on the Whirokino map (near Waitarere) and multi-day or middle-distance event on the Kaikokopu map (near Himatangi). The weekend's events promise to test runners' navigational skills in complex urban environments, as well as coastal dune and forest areas. 

Runners should allow up to 1 hour's driving time to get between Palmerston North and other event centres.

Events will begin on Saturday afternoon. Details will be updated here and at Orienteering NZ Events.

We recommend basing yourself in Palmerston North for the weekend. Palmerston North is the hub of the Manawatu region and has a wide range of accommodation and services. It is conveniently serviced by direct flights from Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. Find out more.

More info coming soon.