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New Map at Yanakie Block

Despite the dire forecast, the sun shone and the rain stayed away – perfect conditions to christen a new MelBushO map, Yanakie Block in Kangaroo Ground.  Tall eucalypts hugged the creek, while our eyes were drawn upwards to the top of the slopes – some very clear and open, others forested.  Control sites varied from […]

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Wonderful Woodlands

When there are kangaroos on the hop, and planes roaring overhead, you know its Woodlands! This is a park unlike any other in Melbourne, with sweeping hills, large granite boulders, intricate creeks, and farmland and fences to navigate.  A great time was had by all. Results   Splits   Photos The next MelBushO is on Sunday July […]

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Crowds at Candlebark Park

A chilly morning gave way to a glorious winter day – perfect for orienteering at Candlebark Park in Eltham.  A couple of hundred eager navigators agreed with us!  The Hard courses were treated to a loop of Eltham Lower Park with its miniature railway nestled beside the river. Then it was south across the bridge, […]

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Emerald Lake – A Little Patch of Europe on our Doorstep

A typical winter day in the Dandenongs – cold but clear, and the rain stayed away.  This map has a bit of everything from pockets of tall native trees to a patch of very European deciduous forest, plus the numerous tracks that follow the railway line, and of course the lake, bridges, and waddling ducks.  […]

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Get Messy at MelbushO – Hawkstowe Park and Morang Wetlands, Sunday April 29

Just under 200 people enjoyed a fabulous day at Hawkstowe Park.  The picnic area was a picture with all the autumn foliage on show.  Most courses took competitors into the complex Morang Wetlands, a new part of the map. Great use was made of small gaps in fences, oddly shaped lakes, and some steep embankments, […]

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