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Christchurch's hidden Gem

 

so close to the city   

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Christchurch's hidden Gem

 

so close to the city   

Orton Bradley Park is a private 650ha rural property situated on the southern shores of Lyttelton Harbour open 365 days a year. We are a fantastic family friendly location, with large open spaces, fantastic sunsets, and park like settings. Over 25km of walking tracks cater for all ages and abilities. They range from the famous Rhododendron walk (20 minutes) to the popular Waterfall Gully Track (2 1/2 hours) and beyond to the DOC Packhorse Hut or Mt Herbert. We are situated next to a stunning 9 hole golf course and have tennis courts nearby. The property has a large children's adventure playground, with flying foxes, situated next to a small stream, and we also have a number of short mountain bike tracks suitable for all members of the family. The park is the perfect location for family picnics, birthday parties, school camps and wedding functions. Home to one of the largest trees in New Zealand, Orton Bradley planted over 150 exotic trees of which you will notice some of the trees are numbered. There are also a great number of native trees providing homes to a variety of bird life. For a list of many of  the trees in the park, please click here or go to our Arboretum page.

ENTRANCE FEE

As we are a private park, there is an entrance fee to enter the park. The entrance fee helps to maintain the tracks, buildings and other attractions within the park. Your co-operation is much appreciated.

The entrance fee is $5 per adult, $1 per child, to a maximum of $10 per car load.

COMING AGAIN?

Become a "Friend of the Park" for $35 per year. You and your family can have unlimited entry to the Park, a 6 monthly newsletter, and concessions to special events. Join us and help us keep the park alive and healthy with your contribution.

The Park is run under an act of parliament and operates as a charitable trust.

WE ARE A DOG FREE ZONE

Due to Orton Bradley Park being a working farm, and also hosting many young children, we do not allow dogs on the property. There are kennels available for use at the entrance booth.

 

 Orton Bradley cafe


ClosED FOR WINTER. reopens spring 2017

Delicious food, coffee and tea all served with a smile in a colonial themed cafe. Seating inside or outside under the stunning chestnut tree. Great place to meet.
Entry fee applies beyond the cafe.

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Review 1


"Awesome place to take the family. Hubby and I took my elderly mother and the kids, did a walk up to the waterfall, played some cricket and football, had a picnic lunch, kids loved the awesome playground and playing in the river."    KATE

Review 1


"Awesome place to take the family. Hubby and I took my elderly mother and the kids, did a walk up to the waterfall, played some cricket and football, had a picnic lunch, kids loved the awesome playground and playing in the river."    KATE

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Review 2


"Beautiful surroundings, great walks and park for the kids. Wonderful old buildings and towering trees nestled in Charteris Bay with the hills behind and the sea in front. Well worth a visit."  
ANNA

Review 2


"Beautiful surroundings, great walks and park for the kids. Wonderful old buildings and towering trees nestled in Charteris Bay with the hills behind and the sea in front. Well worth a visit."  
ANNA