The 5th Australasian Rogaining Championships will be held at Waikaia in northern Southland New Zealand on February 11th & 12th 2017. Entries are welcome from everyone in the region and from outside. This event will be the regional qualifying event for the World Rogaining Championships.

This event will also be the New Zealand Rogaining Championships for 2017.

Rogaining is a sport that welcomes participation. You do not need to be a world class athlete to enter. All you need to do is navigate across the terrain using only the supplied map and a compass. You may return to the event HQ as often as you like and do not need to be out on the course all the time.

Whether you identify as a hiker, walker, tramper, orienteer, off-road runner, multisporter, adventure racer, or any other moderately fit outdoors aficionado, come join the challenge.

Championship Event

The event duration will be 24 hours starting at midday on Saturday and finishing at midday on Sunday. International rogaine rules will apply.

Detailed Information will be sent to teams two weeks prior to the event.

Supporting Events

Two supporting events will be available. Competitors in these events will not be eligible for any championship prizes or titles. These events will be held over the same terrain as the championship event and potentially use many of the same control points. Competitors should not aid other competitors particularly those in the championship event except in an emergency. In particular they should leave the area of a control point as soon as they have "punched" it.

15 in 24 hours

This event will start at midday on Saturday and finish at midday on Sunday. However competitors are only permitted to be on the course for up to 15 hours in total. All team members must return to the event HQ at the same time and register the time that they come in and the time they leave again. They may do this as many times as they want over the 24 hour period. These will be a points penalty for any time longer than 15 hours spent on the course and for finishing later than midday on Sunday.

7 hours

This event will start and finish on Saturday.

Code of Conduct

All competitors must agree to abide by the NZRA Code of Conduct which may be viewed at NZRA Code of Conduct

Age Categories

The following age categories shall apply for the Australasian Rogaining Championships:

  1. Open (no age restriction)
  2. U23 (all team members must be under 23 years of age on the first day of competition)
  3. Veteran (all team members must be 40 years of age or over on the first day of competition)
  4. Super Veteran (all team members must be 55 years of age or over on the first day of competition)
  5. Ultra Veteran (all team members must be 65 years of age or over on the first day of competition)

Competitors will be required to provide proof of their age at the event registration.
The team with the highest score in the Championships in each gender class shall be the Australasian Rogaining Champion, irrespective of which age category they are entered in.


Junior is under 23 on the first day of the event.

Please note that, for safety reasons, in the 24hr event any team with a person 16 or under must also have a person 21 or over. For the 7hr event any team with a person under 14 must also have a person 18 or over.

Cancellation Policy

You may swap team members and grades prior to registration by emailing: 

however we reserve the right to refuse any changes made too close to the event date.
If you withdraw completely:

Entry Closure and Limit

There will be a limit total of 500 competitors in all events. Entries will close when that number is reached or on 31st January 2017 whichever comes first.

Map Info

It is anticipated that the map will be A2 in size at a scale of 1:40,000 and with 20m contours and that will be printed on waterproof Teslin paper.

Scrub and Grass Track Through Scrub Setting the checkpoints Stream Gate latch