Wellington Orienteering Club

Nationals 2020

Orienteering Wellington is hosting the NZ National Orienteering Championships 2020—often simply known as 'the Nationals'—at Easter (10-13 April 2020). 

“We’re delighted to host New Zealand’s premiere orienteering event in 2020. While there will be a competitive spirit, there will be courses for all ages and stages. Nationals 2020 is for everybody. Our emphasis is on having fun in the forest on some awesome courses.”

—Club President Sarah O’Sullivan

The Nationals offer world-class orienteering in the coastal dunes and pine forests of the Manawatu and northern Horowhenua, and a sprint event around an intriguing new area in Palmerston North.

Event details are given below and entries are open until Friday 27 March 2020.

To enter or find out the lastest information, go to the Nationals 2020 website


Friday 10 April - Sprint distance, Pit Park, Freyberg School, Palmerston North

Saturday 11 April - Long distance, Scotts Ferry (new area), east of Bulls

Sunday 12 April - Middle distance, Osgliath NW (new area), Waitarere. A prizegiving dinner will be held at Himatangi Beach Community Hall that night. 

Monday 13 April - Inter-club relay, Whirokino, Waitarere

Individual events will  be trials for Junior World Orienteering Champs and World University Champs.

The M/W21E grade Sprint and Middle distance events will be World Ranking Events. 
The Sprint distance will be a trial for the World Orienteering Championships 2020.