Heights of Winter


Peninsula and Plains Orienteers welcomes you to the 25th annual Heights of Winter, to be held in Inland Kaikoura on Sat 22nd June 2024.

Location Inland Kaikōura, 2hrs north of Christchurch. Event is located approximately half-way between Waiau and Kaikōura on the inland Kaikōura road.

Event Centre To be confirmed.


12 hour or 6 hour options.

  • The 12 hour will run from 9am to 9pm.
  • The 6 hour will run from 11am to 5pm.

The NavLight punching system will be used.

Event notes:
Registration is from 7am for the 12hr event and 9am for the 6hr event.
Please know your team number when you come to registration.


This year’s event is mainly private farmland. We gratefully thank and acknowledge the support of the landowners. Please ensure the trust they have placed in us is justified. 

Please ensure your gear, especially footwear and socks, are clean, dry, didymo free and have no dirt or seeds before coming to the event. Also straight after the event do the same cleaning thanks. Our continuing use of public and private land is dependent on this.

Event meal
Community fundraising through local provision of an after event meal has always been a part of Heights of Winter. This year, PAPO are proud to partner with a local school who will provide the catering. Both the 12hr and 6hr event participants will have a full post-event meal

From the HoW team, we wish you luck and hope you have a good day.