George Burnett Park, Karawara

Around 65 orienteers turned up to enjoy the Karawara MetrO on a warm afternoon. Plenty of parkland and route choice was available.

Feedback was that the event was enjoyable with nice parks although the repeating patterns of the linear parks could make navigation tricky (not to mention 2 very similar underpasses).

Friday 19th - Monday 22nd January

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp, Hillarys

Entries close this Saturday Dec 23rd!!!

OWA is organising a summer orienteering camp with accommodation at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp, Hillarys. A team of OWA coaches will lead activities on site and nearby sprint ‘O’ maps for three days and three nights towards the end of the January School holidays.

Lake Monger

Event 5 of the MetrO series at Lake Monger MetrO was a resounding success, with participants enjoying the wonderful clear weather despite the brisk winds. The course, which circled the picturesque lake, offered a challenging yet enjoyable experience for competitors. Although the route was slightly long, the feedback suggested that participants relished the opportunity to navigate the beautiful surroundings.


The pleasant weather may have increased competitor numbers or perhaps it was the orienteers who visited a few proximal ParkRun events earlier in the day to advertise the event. Of the 68 competitors, several were new-comers, some individuals, others in groups. It was great to have a new-comer take home a prize.

George Burnett Park, Manning Road, Karawara

The map covers a large area of parks and suburban streets.The eastern half of the map was developed on Radburn principles with extensive linear parks behind the houses that make great route choices. Most of the map is suitable for prams and wheelchairs but some controls require crossing grassed areas.

The Ranford event in Canning Vale ended up being in the middle of an unseasonable heatwave for Perth. With temperatures forecast for 39 degrees on the day, it was no wonder that entries were low for the event.

The second MetrO event was held at High Wycombe. Despite a few technical difficulties, most people enjoyed the complicated route choices offered by the course and a return to normal MetrO Series Street Orienteering.

The 2023-24 MetrO Series commenced at Koondoola adjacent to the Bushlands which allowed competitors numerous route choices and provided a mix of limestone paths along with street running. Congratulations to the following winners, Long - Sten Classens and Kate Braid, Medium - Oliver Martin and Amy Dufty, and Short - Robert Greig and Michelle Martin.

The OWA annual end-of-year celebration was held at Whiteman Park to celebrate a great year of orienteering, and especially the very successful Kambarang Carnival. OAWA thophies and awards were also presented at the event.

Sept 30th - Oct 8th


OWA has put on a great National Championships carnival over the 9 days between the 30th of September and 8th of October. The seven events also included the Australian Schools Championships and took place in areas adjacent to the Avon Valley from Brookton to the Avon Valley National Park as well as in the city for sprint events.

Lake Monger Reserve, Wembley

The Lake Monger map covers suburban streets, ovals, and parklands of Lake Monger and the Leederville area. The course is suitable for prams and is largely wheelchair accessible. SI AIR+ will be enabled and standard (contact) punching is also available.

Luketina Reserve, Churchlands

Entries are now open on Eventor for the next MetrO event at Churchlands.

Entries close Saturday 2nd December 4pm. 

Ranford Oval, Canning Vale

The assembly area and start are at Ranford Oval in Canning Vale, with the map covering the suburban streets, ovals, and parklands of Canning Vale. The course is suitable for prams and is largely wheelchair accessible.

Hot Weather Forecast - Update 25/11/23: With reference to the OWA Extreme Heat policy, this event will go ahead with the courses reduced by approximately 20% to reduce risk to competitors.

Fleming Reserve, High Wycombe

The second event in the 2023-24 MetrO season will be held in High Wycombe, based around Fleming Reserve in the City of Kalamunda. The Reserve includes playgrounds and a skate/BMX park. Come along and explore the park and the surrounding suburbia.

Are you ready for the MetrO season? Our popular urban summer series starts this Saturday In Koondoola Bushland!

For those new to MetrO, these dog- and pram-friendly events are a great way to keep up your training over summer, enjoy catching up with friends, and see different places in Perth. Many venues are in scenic locations perfect for a post-run picnic or BBQ dinner. For more serious runners, there is also a series-long competition where you can accumulate points over the whole season.

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Acknowledgement of country

Noongar country logo 2023 150pxNgalak kaaditj nidja Noongar Boodjar. Koora-Yeyi-Kalyakool.

Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.