Van Asch farm

Sunday 2 April 2023
Van Asch farm
Event Type:
Classic orienteering
Joshua Jones
Lizzie Ingham
Linley Earnshaw

Van Asch farm Orienteering. 
The Van Asch farm above Halswell Quarry features steep farmland with rock detail. All courses start and finish in Haslwell Quarry.

A range of orienteering courses available, with 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. 


Pre-entries are preferred for all PAPO events. Member rates will apply to pre-entries.
Enter here:
Pre-entries close: Thurs 30th March.
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.


The standard six OY courses will be available: 

Navigation difficulty
Length & climb


Very Easy navigation

Very short (1km - 40m of climb)


Easy navigation

Short (2km - 40m of climb)


Moderate navigation

Medium (4.3km - 40m of climb)

Short Red

Very hard navigation

Medium (3.3km - 40m of climb)

Medium Red

Very hard navigation

Long (4.8km - 40m of climb)

Long Red

Very hard navigation

Very Long (7km - 40m of climb)

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
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, please choose the Bank Transfer option and pay the maximum shown. Please email 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 "VANASCH"
VIP points: If you want to use a VIP card to pay, please mark this with "VANASCH" 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 with a note that you part of the team helping to put the event on.

Any other entry queries: Please email

Travel and Parking

Start/finish. Next to the top carpark at Halswell Quarry, off Kennedys Bush Road.
Parking: Halswell Quarry carpark, accessed from Kennedys Bush Road.
Event registration and start area:  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.