Orton Bradley OY

Sunday 25 February 2024
Orton Bradley
Event Type:
Classic orienteering
Karin Prince & Finn Van Keulen
Aaron Prince
Anthony Wild

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/4174/orton-bradley-evening-rogaine

This event is part of the PAPO OY series, with OY points awarded to PAPO club members (for the 6 classic OY courses).


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-2024
Pre-entries close: Wednesday  21st 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 standard six OY courses will be available, plus a rogaine option:

Navigation difficulty
Approximate Length 
Estimate of Climb


Very Easy navigation

Very short (<1.5km)



Easy navigation

Short (1.5-2km)



Moderate navigation

Medium (2-3km)


Short Red

Very hard navigation

Medium (2-3km)


Medium Red

Very hard navigation

Long (3-5km)


Long Red

Very hard navigation

Very Long (5-8km)


Rogaine option

90 minute rogaine

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).


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 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, please pay at the gate on entry.  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. $12 per adult $5 per child.
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). The base camp building and kitchen is available to use if needed, please ensure that it is tidied up afterwards.
Campers should self register and pay in cash at the gate on their way in.