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Oceania and WMOC2017, Auckland New Zealand - April 2017

Check out the promotional brochure for the NZ Orienteering Carnival 2017

From April 14-30 2017, New Zealand will host an Orienteering carnival incorporating two major orienteering events run over consecutive weekends in terrain throughout the upper North Island – the Oceania 2017 Orienteering Championships and the Auckland World Masters Games 2107 featuring WMOC2017.  Come and experience New Zealand’s best orienteering!

  • The Orienteering NZ website for the 2017 World Masters Orienteering Championships is wmoc2017.com where the Bulletins, entry lists, start lists, results, maps and any updates are posted.


The World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering Sports Information Guide (Bulletin 2) is now available.

A download link is provided on the World Masters Games 20017 Orienteering sport pagehttp://www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz/the-sports/find-your-sport/orienteering/

Alternatively it can be downloaded directly using one of the following download links:

A printed copy of Bulletin 2 will be provided to all WMOC competitors at WMG2017 Accreditation.


Long Model, Long Qualification, and Long Final

Sprint Model, Sprint Qualification, 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, you would compete in the 40+ age category.


The week after Oceania 2017 Championships, Auckland hosts the 9th World Masters Games, which includes the WMOC1017 for competitors 35 and over.

  • Sprint Model – The Massey University Albany Campus, located just over 17km north of Auckland Central
  • Sprint Qualification – The University of Auckland (Epsom Campus), located just over 5km south of Auckland Central
  • Sprint Final – The University of Auckland (City Campus), also right in the heart of the city
  • Long Distance – Woodhill Forest, located 47.5km North West of Auckland Central


  • Friday 21 April 2017 – Event centre opens and WMG2017 Opening Ceremony
  • Saturday 22 April 2017 – Model event – Sprint
  • Sunday 23 April 2017 – Sprint qualification
  • Monday 24 April 2017 – Sprint final and award ceremony
  • Tuesday 25 April 2017 – (Rest day) Model event – long distance
  • Wednesday 26 April 2017 – Long distance qualification #1
  • Thursday 27 April 2017 – Long distance qualification #2
  • Friday 28 April 2017 – (Rest day)
  • Saturday 29 April 2017 – Long distance final and award ceremony
  • Sunday 30 April 2017 – Closing Ceremony


Regrettably there will be no public races run in conjunction with Orienteering events at the World Masters Orienteering Championships, as part of World Masters Games 2017. The local organising team sincerely apologises for any inconvenience. The focus remains on planning a successful Masters event in Auckland in 2017.

If you are not entering the World Masters Orienteering Championships and hope to orienteer in New Zealand’s world-class terrain, we recommend you enter the Oceania and Middle Earth Orienteering Carnival to be run over the ten days preceding World Masters Games 2017. For more information visit www.oceania2017.nz.


The WMG2017 website has details on accessing all the  WMG2017 venues here

For Gold and Silver registered athletes and supporters this includes details on Public Transport  to the Opening & Closing ceremonies and to the Sprint Venues.   Additional details on the shuttles buses to the Long Venues in Woodhill Forest are also given here

Long Events – Bronze-registered 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 31 March 2017 via the Event website: http://www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz/the-sports/find-your-sport/orienteering/ or at entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=wmg-2017 where you should select the tab for Cars, 4WDs and Campervans, or Tour Buses. If you have entered any of the Oceania or Middle Earth events, please have your entry confirmation available as this will speed up the process for you and use https://entero.co.nz/order.php?eventName=oceania-2017&action=chooseOrder . If you have NOT entered any of the Oceania or Middle Earth events you will need to enter your name, address and email details. During the entry process you will be asked the registration number of your vehicle. If you will be in a rental car, please enter “RENTAL” in that box.

Parking Vouchers can also be purchased at the WMG2017 Sprint events.

Parking voucher costs are:

  • $NZD7 per event for cars, 4WDs and Campervans.
  • $NZD35 per event for Tour buses seating 30 to 35 passengers.
  • $NZD60 per event for Tour buses seating 50 to 60 passengers.

If you are intending to bring children under 5 years old into the forest and will be making use of the shared crèche facilities, please indicate this when purchasing your Parking Vouchers and you will be issued a parking voucher that provides access to parking close to the crèche facilities.

Once ordered your 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)

Main websites:

Important Pages:


Download the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2017 Embargo here. (PDF)

Click on the map below to go to the interactive embargoed areas map.

Embargoed Areas

Old Maps

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Model Sprint – Albany University - Albany campus 5 March 2017

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Model Sprint – Albany University – Albany campus 5 March 2017

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Sprint Qualifier Map as used NZ Orienteering Champs 2009

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Sprint Qualifier Map as used NZ Orienteering Champs 2009


WMOC2017 Old Maps: Sprint Final – The University of Auckland City Campus (JPG 3.9MB)


WMOC2017 Old Maps: Long Distance Qualification – Woodhill – Temu Rd (JPG 5.4MB)


WMOC2017 Old Maps: Long Distance Qualification – Woodhill – North of Temu Rd (JPG 2.0MB)

WMOC2017 Old Maps - Long Distance Final - Woodhill - Deaks Head 2001

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Long Distance Final – Woodhill – Deaks Head 2001 (JPG 3.9MB)


World Masters Orienteering 2017 is being organised by the three clubs in the Auckland Region – North West Orienteering Club, Auckland Orienteering Club and Counties Manukau Orienteering Club. It is with great pleasure that Auckland is able to host orienteers from all over the world.