Nelson Orienteering Club invites all orienteers to celebrate 50 years of New Zealand Orienteering Championships
from the 15-18 April 2022.

“I am very pleased to be welcoming everyone to my home region for the 2022 National Orienteering Championships. Nelson Tasman is mainly famous for the weather, but under the blue skies and beaming sunshine, there are vast and wonderful opportunities for intrepid adventurers. With three National Parks surrounding the region, and the blue waters of Tasman Bay, it is simply a paradise for outdoor recreation and pursuits, and that includes orienteering. We have an excellent team working hard to deliver a high quality and memorable event, you won’t want to miss this one, it’ll be the place to be next Easter!”

Nathan Fa’avae, The King of Adventure and NZOC2022 Event Director


Friday 15 April – Sprint – Nelson College
Saturday 16 April – Middle Canaan Downs South
Sunday 17 April – Long Canaan Downs North
Monday 18 April – Relay Moturoa West

Tuesday 19 April – Epilogue Sprint Relay – Waimea College
Wednesday 20 April – Epilogue Knock-Out Sprint – Blenheim