“Orienteering – The Groynes” day

24 January 2016

News for participants:

The annual free orienteering day is at – The Groynes – on Sunday February 28.

Similar to last year – but controls are in different places.

Today will show what a great location the Groynes is for entry-level orienteering.

Get to see parts of this park you have never explored before.

This time it is a ‘score’ event – meaning you choose your own route to score as many points as you can in one hour. There will be many controls all around, with different points values.


  • Parking is by Clearwater, 1.5km from the new entrance off SH1.

  • Registration is from 10am till 12:15pm, near the fishing lakes.

  • You will get a card, to clip to show which controls you have found.

  • After instructions, you will get your map.

  • At regular intervals after 10:30am there will be exciting mass starts - everyone will take off in all directions - The trick is to get back in time.

  • Its fun to watch everyone returning from different points to cross the finish line in the hour.

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Participants can run, walk, go alone or in groups or families.
There is plenty of parking.

Your action plan:


  • Wear clothes and footwear suitable for the weather. Bring water and snacks and cash for the range of food and drinks vendors coming today.

  • Enjoy the entertainment coordinated by the Sports and Rec team at CCC Burwood Pegasus.


More questions?

You’ve already found the PAPO website. Go to the contact page and email info@papo.org.nz .

Can’t come on the 28th? Maps of the permanent course are at small charge from Rosebank café.

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