Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

Welcome to the Peninsula and Plains Orienteers (PAPO), Canterbury's orienteering club.


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Upcoming Events

Schools Training. Eight sessions at 4pm. Mon 19th Aug - Tue 10th Sep

Monday 19 August 2019

Eight after-school training sessions for kids heading to the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival. Training from19 August to 10 Sept. No prior orienteering experience necessary, you just need to like being outdoors and enjoy walking or running, we can help you start. more info

MTB Orienteering - Bottle lake

Sunday 25 August 2019

MTBO is biking and navigation usually along trail and track networks, but can go over areas in-between. The areas you can bike are clearly marked on the legend on the map. This is great training for adventure race events (on a smaller scale) where you have a biking and navigation component. more info


Sunday 8 September 2019

Kairaki is one of our few remaining local sand dune maps. The sand formations provide lots of challenge with some very technical areas. Mature pine forest covers the intricate contour detail of the dunes, which are complex and unpredictable. more info

Latest News

Schools orienteering training - Ideal for beginners and learners

Events are on different evenings to help avoid clashing with other after-school activities. Make sure you sign up (as a school or individual) so we can provide enough maps. Mon 19 Aug | McCormacks Bay – Reserve carpark near rugby fieldsTue 20 Aug  | Halswell Quarry – Findlays Picnic Area 1Wed... more info

Canterbury Champs + MTBO: register your interest for accommodation

Canterbury Champs + MTBO – Canterbury Show Weekend – 15-17 November 2019 – register your interest for accommodation. more info

Here's your AGM invite & vote for your PAPO event of the year

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