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Welcome to the Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Website


Yarra Val­ley Ori­en­teer­ing Club is a Mel­bourne club of Ori­en­teer­ing Vic­to­ria based in the north-east of Mel­bourne.

  • Our main inter­est is bush ori­en­teer­ing, both foot and moun­tain bike, and also street orienteering
  • We offer coach­ing for begin­ners to bush ori­en­teer­ing — Con­tact us
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Victorian 2017 Relay Championships

Vic Relays 2017 course 2 winners

This year's Victorian orienteering Relays were held at Darebin Parklands in Alphington, organised by the Melbourne Forest Racers club. Despite being a small area, Darebin Parklands provided some serious navigational and physical challenges, with some steep hills and patches of rough vegetation amongst the delightful parkland setting. Yarra Valley fielded eight teams across ...

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Park & Street ‘O’ championships 2017

As the 2016-17 summer Park & Street Orienteering season draws towards a close after 96 events, the 2017 Park & Street Championships were held at Bellbird Dell in Vermont South on Wednesday 1 March. There was a large turnout of 197 runners and walkers including 12 from Yarra Valley. Brody McCarthy took ...

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Mountain bike orienteering at Westerfolds Park

MTBO at Westerfolds

Yarra Valley Orienteers hosted the final Saturday summer evening mountain-bike orienteering event at Westerfolds Park on February 25th. The weather was warm and fine and 58 cyclists went out to find checkpoints on the course set by Peta Whitford. This was the highest attendance for the series of 4 Saturday evening MTBO ...

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Victorian Sprint Championships 2016


To conclude the popular "Spring Into Spring" series of sprint orienteering events for 2016, the Victorian Sprint Championships were held in Bendigo on Sunday 27 November. This followed five sprint-O events held at Melbourne locations during October and early November and a "double-header" of two events in Bendigo the day before the championships. ...

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Victorian Club Relays 2016


This year's club relay championship event was held at Brimbank Park, on the Maribyrnong River in Keilor. Yarra Valley fielded seven teams of three, including two teams on the long course, two on the medium, two on the short and one on the mixed length course. The day was extremely windy, and threatened to ...

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2016 Australian Championships


This year, the Australian championships were held in south-east Queensland, in the hinterland west of the Gold Coast. The events were held over 9 days from 24 September and included long, middle and sprint distance championships plus state team relays. On the first weekend, Yarra Valley's Ted van Geldermalsen won the M60 Sprint Championship, ...

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Street Orienteering Summer Series 2016-17

street-o-champs-feb-2015-startDaylight Saving starts on October 2nd, and the calendar of Summer Series metropolitan street orienteering events start on 17 October. Events are held somewhere in Melbourne every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening, starting at 7pm, until the middle of March. Yarra Valley is organising ...

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Vict Long Distance championships


Ashley White at Vic Long Distance championships

The 2016 Victorian "long-distance" championships were held on Sunday Sept 18th near Wattle Flat, not far from Creswick. The weather was cool and showery, and everyone got wet feet crossing the creek that ran through the area. ...

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YV club champion for 2016

Alex Tarr Easter 2016

  The Yarra Valley Club Champion for 2016 was determined on 10 July at the Sailor's Creek event near Daylesford.  The day was cold and windy, with rain threatening, and the courses were rather physical, but 17 club members entered the competition courses from 1 to 6.  And after handicaps were applied by the club ...

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Service award for Margi and Ted

Margi and Ted service award

Margi Freemantle and Ted van Geldermalsen were joint winners of the Orienteering Victoria Services Award at the 2016 association AGM in May.  This was in recognition of their considerable efforts with the 2015 "Spring Into Spring" series and the Victorian Sprint-O weekend in March this year.

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