Orton Bradley OY

Sunday 19 February 2023
Orton Bradley
Event Type:
Classic orienteering
Raymond Nicholson
Al Cory-Wright
Val Fletcher

The Orton Bradley weekend will have a rogaine on Sat evening and a classic OY on Sunday. We recommend camping at Orton Bradley on Saturday night. PAPO will be have a BBQ there, providing a good chance to meet fellow orienteers. Great start to the orienteering year in Canterbury!

For information on the Saturday event, see here: https://papo.org.nz/events/view/4098/orton-bradley-weekend-rogaine

This event is part of the PAPO OY series, with OY points awarded to PAPO club members.


Pre-entries are preferred for all PAPO events. Member rates will apply to pre-entries.
Enter here: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=ortonb-2023
Pre-entries close: Thurs 16th Feb
Any queries on the entry system, please email PAPOentries@gmail.com

Limited enter on the day will be available. Enter on the day will be charged at non-member prices for all entries.


The six standard OY courses will be available:

Navigation difficulty
Approximate Length
(may be shorter for hilly courses)


Very Easy navigation

Very short (<3km)


Easy navigation

Short (3-4km)


Moderate navigation

Medium (4-6km)

Short Red

Very hard navigation

Medium (4-6km)

Medium Red

Very hard navigation

Long (6-8km)

Long Red

Very hard navigation

Very Long (over 8km)

If you are new to orienteering, we recommend entering the White (families and children) or Yellow (adults) course for your first event. If you want more, do an additional course for $2 per map.  


Costs: Standard PAPO costs apply see https://papo.org.nz/faq/costs. (Note there is also a Orton Bradly park entry cost, see below).
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 https://papo.org.nz/faq/costs, please choose the Bank Transfer option and pay the maximum shown. Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com if you have done this.


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 "ORTONB"
VIP points: If you want to use a VIP card to pay, please mark this with "ORTONB OY" and choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Bring your VIP card to the event to have it clipped at registration.
Helpers on the day: If you are helping out with the event and will take a free run, please choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Forward your email confirmation to PAPOentries@gmail.com with a note that you part of the team helping to put the event on.

Any other entry queries: Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com

Travel and Parking

Travel to Charteris Bay and enter Orton Bradley Park.
There is a park entry fee of $5 per adult, $1 per child, maximum $10 per car. This will be collected in cash at registration (please do not pay at the gate).  For those camping Saturday this is covered by the camping fee.
Event registration and start area is adjacent to parking.

Event timetable:

Registration: From 10am
Start times: 10.30am – 12.30am.
Course closure: 2.30pm
Electronic Punching: SI Air+ will be turned on for this event, bring your SI Air card if you have one. For those without an SI Air card (and anyone hiring a SI card) punch in the usual manner.


Sorry no dogs permitted.


There is camping available on Saturday night. 
Camping will be area surrounding the "Base Camp" building for tents and caravans/motorhomes that do not require power. We will have access to the toilets, hot showers and a BBQ for cooking (BYO food). We will not have access to the main base camp building or kitchen. Please go to the Orton Bradley website and book online using the unpowered option. https://www.ortonbradley.nz/camping

Breakfast and coffee

The Orton Bradley café will be open for breakfast and coffee. They will be open from 8.30am (earlier opening than usual for this event). Please support the café by buying some food or drinks.