Adventures with Maps

Don't stand on the sidelines - orienteering is a sport that the whole family can participate in and enjoy together. If you want to be more than a chauffeur, caterer or clothes washer, get outdoors with a map. Every event offers a different adventure: choose yours!


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Woodlands Triple Treat

Sunday, 5 July 2015

It was a very busy day for navigators of all sorts at Woodlands.  The usual large crowd came along for the foot orienteering courses, with a further dozen taking on the RadiO courses.  Afterwards, numbers were swelled even further by the mountain bike orienteers.  There were several bemused mobs of kangaroos out there, and even passengers in the planes just overhead might have seen us scurrying around!

We enjoyed a variety of terrain from intricate watercourses, to remnant bush, to open paddocks with sweeping views, to piles of granite boulders.  With direct lines across open country, and large contour features, it paid to keep an eye on your compass.

Results     Splits     Photos

RadiO results will be published at  Mountain bike results will be published at

The next MelbushO is in two weeks time, on Sunday July 19, at Hawkestowe Park, which is on the western side of Plenty Gorge.  As always, you can choose any of four courses – Long Hard, Short Hard, Moderate, or Easy.  Start any time from 10am until 12 noon.  Please remember that courses close at 1pm, so make sure you arrive with plenty of time to complete your course before then.  Coaching, equipment loan and refreshments are all included in your entry fee of $10 for adults and $5 for juniors.  Enquiries:  9879 9168.  Details at

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Orienteering Victoria is the governing body for orienteering in Victoria and actively supports the many forms of this popular sport, enjoyed in a wide variety of locations across the State.

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