Orienteering registrations are now closed.

The Orienteering competition at World Masters Games 2017 is also the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Masters Orienteering Championships.

Competition Information

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). As further information comes to hand the Sports Information Guide will be updated so please make sure you check that you have the most up to date version.

Please check out the latest updates about the World Masters Games Orienteering Championship.

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Long Qualification Men
Long Qualification Women
Sprint Qualification Men
Sprint Qualification Women

Competition Details

Long Model, Long Qual and Long Final

Sprint Model, Sprint Qual and Sprint Final

Proposed Age Categories

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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Parking Vouchers

Sprint Events and World Masters Games 2017 Closing Ceremony

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 will be detailed in Bulletin 2, due for publication in March 2017.

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. Full details of bus and train schedules will be available in 2017.  

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 will be published on the World Master Games 2017 website in Bulletin 2 from mid-March 2017.

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 31 March 2017 via the Event website: http://www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz/the-sports/find-your-sport/orienteering/ or at https://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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions.

Please click here to view Orienteering Parking Vouchers Frequently Asked Questions.