MTBO OY. Bottle Lake

Sunday 12 November 2023
Bottle Lake
Event Type:
MTB orienteering
Katie Smithson
Michael Smithson
Richard Smith

MTBO OY. Bottle Lake

Mountain bike orienteering on the Bottle Lake map, a great mix of singletrack and gravel roads. The event will use point-to-point orienteering courses, with six course distances available (corresponding to the 6 OY grades). Something to suit everyone, from beginners to experts. It includes easy courses for those who are new to the sport and would like to give it a go. All welcome! Event suitable for the whole family. 

This event is part of the PAPO OY series, with OY points awarded to PAPO club members. To gain maximum OY points, enter in your usual OY grade.


Pre-entries are preferred for all PAPO events. Member rates will apply to pre-entries.
Enter here:
Pre-entries close: Wednesday 8th Nov
Any queries on the entry system, please email

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


Six courses will be available. These correspond to the usual 6 courses available at foot-orienteering event.

Navigation difficulty
Approximate Length


Very Easy navigation

3.4 km


Easy navigation

6.1 km


Moderate technical navigation

11.0 km

Short Red

Moderate technical navigation & route choice

12.3 km

Medium Red

Moderate technical navigation & route choice

19.6 km

Long Red

Moderate technical navigation & route choice

26.9 km

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

All entries to be paid by credit/debit card at time of entry via the entry system (EnterO), we no longer accept bank transfers for event entries.
Helpers on the day and PAPO members paying with VIP points can choose the VIP points option when paying.

Any other entry queries: Please email

Travel and Parking

Event centre on the south side of Bottle Lake Forest at Broadhaven Reserve (north end of Bower Ave). Parking on streets around the reserve, note there is good parking on Forest Drive.

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.


It is 750m from Broadhaven reserve to the start. The Finish will be beside the reserve.


Sorry no dogs permitted.