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The Centennial Park Orienteering Course is Sydney’s first public permanent orienteering course – however the sport has been operating in Centennial Parklands for over 40 years!

Orienteering is an outdoor adventure sport that involves finding your way across a park, bush or suburban areas using a detailed map to locate a number of checkpoints.

Anyone can participate in orienteering as it is well suited to people of all ages and experience levels, and you can choose your own course and complete it at your own pace.

The Centennial Park Orienteering Course is a fun, yet challenging route, and use of the course is open to the public, schools, orienteering teams and corporate groups.

Getting started


All you need to participate in the course is the information pack that you can purchase for $5.50 at Centennial Parklands Visitor Information Counter.

The information pack includes:

  • information brochure
  • map
  • control card with descriptions
  • insurance disclaimer

The orienteering courses in Centennial Park start from either the Visitor Information Counter or the Education Precinct. There are suggested courses on the map, however, if you have tried these already, feel free to make up your own course.

If you are a new to orienteering the information pack contains all the information and instructions required to get you started and through the courses.

Important information

Orienteering relies on good relations with other users of the Park. Please be considerate of others in the Park and remember to look both ways when crossing roads.

Please note that the sport of orienteering is a recreational activity that may involve significant risk of physical harm and has certain inherent and obvious risks due to its conduct in both urban and natural environments. These are outlined in the information pack.

To participate in Centennial Park's orienteering course you will be required to sign an insurance disclaimer form when purchasing your pack. There is no personal accident insurance associated with this activity and you participate at your own risk.

If you come across any injured or sick wildlife while on your course, please call the Parklands’ Rangers on 0412 718 611. You should not attempt to touch the injured animal.

Further information

If you would like to learn more about orienteering, email Orienteering NSW at or visit one of the following websites:

The Centennial Park Orienteering Course was created through a partnership between: