Orienteering registrations are now closed.
The Orienteering competition at World Masters Games 2017 is also the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Masters Orienteering Championships.
Full details of competition dates and times; events and format which includes a breakdown of age categories; competition rules; and venue detail can be found in the information guide (below).
Download the Orienteering Bulletins here:
Long Model, Long Qual and Long Final
Sprint Model, Sprint Qual and Sprint Final
Men and Women: 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+, 90+, 95+
The age category you will compete in for Orienteering will be determined as at 31 December 2017.
For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31 December 2017, you would compete in the 40+ age category.
Long Distance - Woodhill Forest, located 47.5km north west of Auckland Central
Transport Information Guide - Woodhill Forest
Sprint Model - Massey University (Albany Campus), Albany, located 17km north of Auckland Central
Transport Information Guide - Massey University (Albany Campus)
Sprint Qualification - The University of Auckalnd (Epsom Campus), located 5km south of Auckland Central
Transport Information Guide - The University of Auckland (Epsom Campus)
Sprint Final - The University of Auckland (City Campus), also right in the heart of the city
Transport Information Guide - The University of Auckland (City Campus)
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Sprint Events and World Masters Games 2017 Opening and Closing Ceremonies
These venues are well serviced by existing public transport and no event specific transport or vehicle parking will be provided by the Organisers.
For all of these events, the Organisers recommend the use of public transport and walking. Details of the best bus and train routes to use to access the Sprint events are detailed in Bulletin Two (see above).
The venue for the Opening Ceremony of the Games is Eden Park. Your accreditation pass will allow you to gain access to scheduled buses and trains heading to the Opening Ceremony.
Long Events – Gold and Silver Registered Athletes and Supporters
WMG2017 will operate shuttle buses to and from Swanson Rail Station and Woodhill Forest for the Long Model, Qualification and Final events for all Gold and Silver registered athletes and supporters. This service is not available to Bronze registrants. The timetable for these buses can be found here.
It is the athlete’s responsibility to get to the Swanson Rail Station. Gold and Silver registered athletes and supporters can use their WMG2017 issued public transport ‘HOP’ Card for free travel on Auckland Transport’s trains and buses. See here to plan your journey.
Long Events – Bronze Athletes, Unregistered Supporters and Spectators
Public transport is NOT available for accessing the Woodhill Forest Long Distance Event Venues. It is not possible to park outside the forest, then walk or cycle into the Event Arena.
People in the above categories must pre-book parking and forestry access for private vehicles that gets them to within 1 km to 3 km of each Event Arena.
Pre-booking is on a ‘per vehicle’ basis, with no restriction on the number of people in each vehicle. This is to encourage carpooling. The parking voucher provides both access through the forestry security gates and/or access to the parking areas.
Access to the Long Model and the Long Qualification events will be via Restall Road and signposts and marshals will direct drivers to the event parking. For the Long Final, parking will be on farm land on Wilson Road, with access into Woodhill Forest by foot.
Parking vouchers will need to be shown to access the forest and parking areas.
Obtaining Parking Vouchers
The last date for the purchase of online pre-booked parking vouchers is Friday 07 April 2017. It is possible to purchase carparking passes as you enter Woodhill Forest, however additional fees will apply and please ensure you take cash.
Once ordered you Parking Vouchers will be available for collection at:
- The Registration Tent at all Oceania & Middle Earth events
- WMG2017 Accreditation at Queens Wharf where Parking Vouchers will be in Registration Packs
- WMG2017 Sprint events (for any not picked up previously)
Parking vouchers will need to be shown to Security at the forest gate to gain entry into the forest.
Please click here to view Orienteering Parking Vouchers Frequently Asked Questions.