Bush Orienteering

Bush Orienteering is more than just a trail run, involving moving off the trail into the bush. There is no marked route on the ground, instead the aim is to visit pre-determined control points using a map for navigation. The key is concentration and the ability to make quick decisions while moving as fast as you can. It’s not just for runners, but walkers as well, with courses available for everyone regardless of fitness or age.

Bush orienteering is predominantly held in Autumn through to Spring. Weekend events are held throughout the region, with the main series being:

  • MelBushO – an introductory series of events close to Melbourne.
  • Bendigo regional series – an accessible series catering for both new and experienced participants.
  • Autumn and Spring series – these events, at locations across the state, have courses for all. Experience the excitement of navigating some of Victoria’s best forests.
  • Two Victorian Championship events are held each year, currently with one after the autumn series and one during spring. These are open to all, providing the opportunity either test yourself against your peers or to simply provide another excuse to get out into the bush.

There are also standalone events held at various times during the year, each with a unique format, such as the Maxi 3 hour, the Bush Night Champs and Bendigo ToDay. Want to know more: check out New to Bush Orienteering , and the series that interests you.

2019 BUSH ORIENTEERING CALENDAR (updated FEBRUARY 20 2019)

2020 BUSH ORIENTEERING CALENDAR DRAFT V2A, October 19 2019   This calendar is PROVISIONAL only and subject to change, until published as Final.  Always check Eventor for final event details.

Latest Bush Orienteering Events

Day Date Event Organiser Activity
Sunday 24-Nov-19 Sunday Street/Park O - Maprun - GPS-O at Thurgoona Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 01-Dec-19 Sunday Street/Park O - at Willow Park Wodonga Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 01-Dec-19 AWOC Christmas O and AGM Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Friday 06-Dec-19 2019 Loddon Mallee & Western Metro Primary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 07-Dec-19 aMAZEing Buninyong Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Friday 13-Dec-19 aMAZEing Geelong Eureka Orienteers Park and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Sunday 15-Mar-20 Vic Autumn 1 - Borhoney Ghurk Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 28-Mar-20 Pre-season bush training Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Mar-20 Vic Autumn 2 - Mt Tarrengower, Maldon Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Mar-20 pre season bush training Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Sunday 26-Apr-20 Vic Autumn 3 - Glenlyon Roses, Glenlyon Central Highlands Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 03-May-20 Vic Autumn 4 - Sailor's Diggings, Daylesford Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Day Date Event Organiser Activity
Sunday 24-Nov-19 Sunday Street/Park O - Maprun - GPS-O at Thurgoona Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 01-Dec-19 Sunday Street/Park O - at Willow Park Wodonga Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 01-Dec-19 AWOC Christmas O and AGM Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Friday 06-Dec-19 2019 Loddon Mallee & Western Metro Primary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 07-Dec-19 aMAZEing Buninyong Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Friday 13-Dec-19 aMAZEing Geelong Eureka Orienteers Park and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Sunday 15-Mar-20 Vic Autumn 1 - Borhoney Ghurk Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 28-Mar-20 Pre-season bush training Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Mar-20 Vic Autumn 2 - Mt Tarrengower, Maldon Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Mar-20 pre season bush training Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Sunday 26-Apr-20 Vic Autumn 3 - Glenlyon Roses, Glenlyon Central Highlands Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 03-May-20 Vic Autumn 4 - Sailor's Diggings, Daylesford Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering

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