PAPO/UCOC Ultralong 2023

The Ultralong weekend 2023 will again be based in the Castle Hill basin (Craigeburn area). It will feature the UCOC Ultralong at Hogsback on Saturday and PAPO OY at Flock Hill on Sunday.

Event format, costs, timetable etc

Use the links below for details of each day. 


Enter here:
Pre-entries close: Thurs 11th May.
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 "ULTRALONG"
Any queries on the entry system, please email

Accommodation in Craigeburn

PAPO have booked the STAC Lodge (Castle Hill village) and the Canterbury Environment Centre (Broken River road) for the night of Saturday 13th May, providing a great opportunity for competitors to stay together and be social. These 2 facilities provide beds for 76 people. Book using the form below.

  • The costs for STAC Lodge are $40 per senior, $30 per junior.
  • For Canterbury Environment Centre, costs are $20 per person with under 5s free.
  • Camping will be available outside STAC Lodge, but only once the beds inside have been filled, $15 per person. 

Accommodation Booking Form

Payments for accommodation need to paid online to the PAPO bank account: Westpac 03-0823-0425931-000. Include your name in the Particulars and CHACCOM in the reference. Bookings are confirmed once payment is received.

Details on STAC Lodge: and Canterbury Environment Centre:

Ultralong. Hogsback

Saturday 13 May 2023
Event Type:
Ryan Moore
Fergus O'Neill
Hogsback Ultralong (organised by UCOC - University of Canterbury orienteering club). 
more info

Flock Hill OY

Sunday 14 May 2023
Flock Hill
Event Type:
Classic orienteering
Frances & David Wall
Pat Bodger
Steve O'Neill
Flock Hill OY. Flock Hill in the Craigeburn Basin, has amazing Limestone Rock formations on moderate to steep farmland (as featured in the movie of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe!). 
more info