MelBushO at Yellow Gum, Sunday July 14

We’re heading back to the original MelBushO venue – the always popular Yellow Gum Park in Yan Yean, on the northern and eastern side of Plenty Gorge.  To get there, turn west off Yan Yean Road at Memorial Drive. Turn south at Goldsworthy Lane, then follow Orienteering signs to parking. We have a new arena this year, so please park as directed, and allow a bit longer to walk down to the toilets.

Once out on the course, you’ll enjoy a bit of everything – open or sparsely treed slopes, forest terrain with numerous tracks and some steeper hills; and some erosion features.  All nestled in next to the Plenty River. Yellow Gum Park is a great place for a picnic and for kangaroo spotting.

Course lengths are as follows:

Course 1 (Long Hard) – 6.7 km

Course 2 (Medium Hard) – 4.2 km

Course 3 (Short Hard) – 3.4 km

Course 4 (Moderate) – 3.8 km

Course 5 (Easy) – 2.1 km

Choose any of these courses, and start any time between 10am and 12 noon. Pay on the day at Registration – $12 for adults and $6 for juniors (u-21).  We’ll have coaches on hand for newcomers, and will lend you Sportident timing sticks and compasses if needed.  A great way to spend your day!  Find out more at

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