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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
  • Would you like to join the club? — How to join

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Victorian Long Distance championships 2015

The Victorian Long Distance orienteering championships for 2015 were held on Sunday 26 April on the One Tree Hill map on the outskirts of Bendigo.  It is mainly spur-gully terrain with some old gold-mining activity and lots of tracks.  Two Yarra Valley members won their age class events:  Libby Meeking in W65A and Tim ...

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Easter 3 day event 2015

Blair Trewin Easter 2015 M40 1st

Blair Trewin - M40 winner

The 2015 Easter 3 day event was held near Burra in South Australia. Many members of Yarra Valley made the journey west and 12 of them finished in the placings: 1st placegetters: Blair Trewin ...

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Street-O championships at Springthorpe

John Meeking

John Meeking

The 2014/15 Street Orienteering Championships will be run on Yarra Valley's Springthorpe map at Macleod on Thursday evening, February 26th.  Long time YVOC member John Meeking will be the course-setter for what will probably be the largest ever attendance for ...

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Summer Saturdays – mountainbike orienteering

MTBO action Westerfolds ParkYVOC organised the first two of this year's Summer MTBO events with 6pm starts for a 75 minute score event. Sat 24 January at Westerfolds Park in Templestowe. Sat 7 February at the southern end of Plenty Gorge Park Results are on the Orienteering Victoria website.

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Sprint-O: Ruffey Lake Park

SprintYarra Valley is organising Race 2 of the “Sprint Into Spring” series for 2014, to be held on Saturday October 25th.  It will be on a new, detailed map of Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster with start times between 2pm and ...

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Victorian Championships at Kooyoora

Peter Lada head shot

Peter Lada

Kooyoora State Park near Inglewood was the site for the 1985 World Orienteering Championships and it is always a challenge, no matter how many times you run (or walk) there.  On August 30-31, the Victorian Championships for Middle ...

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Plenty Gorge, Yarrambat – 24 August

Conditions were ideal for YVOC's last MelBush-O event for 2014 held in the northern part of Plenty Gorge Park, on a new map.  It was cool but not wet, so the crossing points on Plenty River were generally easily navigated, although the rapids were still challenging for some people.  Course-setter Tim Wardrop set interesting ...

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Pound Bend, Warrandyte – July 13th

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Pound Bend - finish control

Over 150 people came to Yarra Valley's MelBush-O event at Pound Bend in Warrandyte on Sunday July 13th.   This was the first time orienteering had been held at Pound Bend, and its proximity to Melbourne brought a ...

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Spring Gully state series event, 29 June

Yarra Valley organised Dingo farm Finish State Series event 8 at Spring Gully (south of Chewton) using part of the Wattle Gully map, which was first used for the World Championships relay event in 1985.  It is still a tricky area, with lots of remnant gold-mining terrain, spurs and ...

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Alex Tarr is 2014 Club Champion

Despite the Melbourne weather, the YV championship was run in fine weather at Irishtown, just south of Castlemaine on Sunday May 4th, as part of the State Series foot orienteering event. As in past years, a ‘reverse handicap’ factor was allocated to each age class, comparing the winning kilometre rate of that class with ...

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