MTBO #5 Crocodile

Sunday 6 November 2022
Crocodile XC park
Event Type:
Alan Moore
Steve O'Neill
Richard Smith

MTBO on the Crocodile XC tracks above Halswell Quarry. Courses will be on single track with significant climb and descent, so experience riding single track in the Port Hills is recommended. MTB Orienteering experience isn’t essential, but it is good to as ask for advice if this is your first time reading an orienteering map. This event will use some "off-track" controls on the open farmland, please ensure you are familiar with the mapping conventions that show where off-track riding is allowed.  

Note, small change to timing for this event. Start times are now 10.30am-11.30am.

Course options:

3 courses will be available:

  • short/easy (under 4km - some climb/descent - around 100m climb)
  • medium (6-8km - plenty of climb/descent - over 250m climb)
  • long (over 10km - significant climb/descent - over 300m climb)

If you are unsure which event option to enter, please email for advice.

The Short course is navigationally similar to our normal easy yellow course, and will be on the least steep trails.
The other 2 courses will be difficult in both navigation and MTB ability. All controls must be visited in the order shown on all courses. These courses will feature off-track controls, the map will show the areas where off-track riding is allowed as bright yellow (open land). Areas where off-track riding is NOT allowed are mapped as dull yellow (rough open).
Most tracks are one-way only, direction of riding is marked on the map.
Please ask at the start if you have any questions about the map. 

Entries: Pre-entries preferred.
Enter here:
Entries close Thurs Nov 3rd.
Limited enter on the day will be available. Enter on the day will be charged at non-member prices for all entries.

Payments: Credit card payments can be made from the entry system (EnterO). For bank transfers, please credit the PAPO bank account: 03-0823-04259310-00. Please reference your surname and "CROCMTBO"
Costs: Standard PAPO costs apply see Note that fees have been increased from Oct-2022 as agreed at the AGM. Member fees are only available for pre-entries.
Costs for non-member family entries & teams entries: Due to limitations with the entry system, the maximums for non-member families and teams may not be correctly applied. If the total amount calculated by the entry system is more than the maximum stated here, please choose the Bank Transfer option and pay the maximum shown. Please email if you have done this.
VIP points: If you want to use a VIP card to pay, please mark this with "CROCMTBO" and choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Forward your email confirmation to with a photo of your VIP card.
Helpers on the day: If you are helping out with the event and will take a free ride, please choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Forward your email confirmation to with a note that you part of the team helping to put the event on.
Any other entry queries: Please email

Travel directions: The event is based at Haslwell Quarry. Enter via the usual entrance off Kennedys Bush Rd.
Start location: Below the Crocodile tracks. Follow signs from the Halswell Quarry carpark.
Registration: from 10am
Start times: 10.30am - 11.30pm
Course closure: 1.30pm
Dogs: Sorry no dogs.
Electronic Punching: SI Air+ will be turned on for this event, allowing those that own an SI Air card to register controls while continuing to ride. For those without an SI Air punch (and anyone hiring a SI card) punch in the usual manner.