Dunedin Short Distance

MAPPING DETAIL. The area was selected and mapped in preparation for use for the 2018 Nationals, which has now been re-allocated to an Auckland club. We are pleased to be able to offer them instead for your use at the 2018 South Island Championships, and hope you'll enjoy what should be a completely iconic Dunedin orienteering experience.

Mapped by Bryan Teahan in 2016/2017 as one seamless map for the Short and Middle Distance events.  As they both incorporate urban running, they will have the same 2007 ISSOM symbol set with 2.5m contours.

Dunedin Orienteering gratefully acknowledges financial support from NZ Community Trust and Bendigo Valley for the costs of making the maps.

Short Distance South Island Championships. Afternoon, Saturday 21st April 2018

Planner - Genevieve Webb        Controller - Nick Mortimer

The courses are designed to have slightly longer estimated winning times than a classic sprint, hence the term "Short Distance".  For the first time ever, we have been granted permission to use the Dunedin Botanic Gardens for an orienteering event.  The track system, buildings, water features, bridges and grassed areas provide excellent navigational challenge.  Planted borders are strictly Out of Bounds and will be monitored; competitors will be disqualified if they enter Out of Bounds areas.  Longer courses have measurable elevation gain.  The road crossing of Lovelock Avenue will be controlled by marshals. Delays for traffic will not count towards competitors' times.   

Event Centre and Finish - old Alhambra Football clubrooms, Opoho Park, accessed via 120 Upper Opoho Rd (between Signal Hill Rd and Warden St - adjacent to Opoho Scout Den).  It is a 3 minute walk from there to the Start in the upper Botanic Gardens.  First start 2pm.








 W/M21, M20





 M16/40, W20/40





 W/M50, M60, W16





 W/M14/70/80, W60



 2.3km 20 62m
 5 W/M10, W/M10N
 1.2km 10 negligible

Mapper information about this urban area

The sprint map contains several different areas – botanical gardens, flat to hilly, native bush, open parklands, old cemetery.

As always with urban areas, there is usually some areas which are out of bounds, due to gardens, private areas, and temporary construction. The botanical gardens provides extra variety with open areas with trees, open forest, intricate paths, and route choice paths through out-of-bounds bush.

The Water of Leith cascades over the whole map with uncrossable walls on each side and several bridge crossings. These crossings may provide some interesting navigational challenges. 

A treat for the mapper and it will be a real treat for the orienteer.