MelBushO

MelBushO events are the perfect way to get started in bush orienteering without travelling far from Melbourne.  Events are held from April to September, on Sunday mornings.  You can choose your own start time, between 10am and 12 noon, and choose any of the four courses – Long Hard, Short Hard, Moderate, or Easy.  No pre-entry is required – just come along on the day.  We provide coaching, course advice plus loan of a compass and an electronic timing device (SI stick).

Great events for the whole family

2018 Series - Information for Newcomers

Start time: Starts are from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
There is no need to pre-register, just come along on the day.

Entry fees: Adult $10 or junior $5. Family maximum $25.
Map provided. Compass and SportIdent electronic timing card available for loan.

Who is MelBushO suitable for: Any person of any age who can walk or run for at least 2 km.

What to bring along: Long pants, shoes with some grip, money for entry fee, water.

What will be provided at the event: A map showing the course. SportIdent electronic timing sticks and compasses are available for loan.

What is a SportIdent stick: This is an e-stick which you carry on your finger and use to register that you have visited a control.

What is an orienteering course: It comprises a series of controls marked on your map that make a loop from the start to the finish. You must travel from one control to the next in numberical order until you have completed your course.

What is an orienteering control: An orange & white flag with a numbered control unit which is positioned at a particular place on the map.

Which course to try: If you have not done any bush orienteering, try a course with easy navigation. These courses have tracks, fences or creeks to follow.

Who does moderate navigation: Anyone who would like a bit more of a challenge than the easy course. The features will be obvious and you may need to be able to read contours to tell whether you are going up or down.

Who does hard navigation: More experienced orienteers who can read contours and understand the map information.

Can I do more than one course: You can do more than one course for no extra charge. It is better to try something easy and then progress to a harder course.

Can I get some help: There will be helpers to provide instruction and to start you on  your course.  They can also talk through your course after you have finished.

Also view New to Bush Orienteering

Event 1: April 1 2018 Cardinia Reservoir

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Event 2: April 29 2018 Hawkestowe, Plenty Gorge

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Event 3: May 27 2018 Balt Camp, Bullengarook

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Event 4: June 17 2018 Emerald Lake

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Event 5: July 2 2018 Candlebark / Eltham Lower Park

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Event 6: July 15 2018 Woodlands, Greenvale

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Event 7: July 29 2018 Kangaroo Ground

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Event 8: August 26 2018 Banksia Park, Eaglemont

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