Something for everyone
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. Walking tracks cater for all ages and abilities. They range from the famous Rhododendron walk (20 minutes) to the popular Waterfull Gully Track (2 1/2 hours) and beyound to the 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, that is 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.
The park offers an abundance of picnic sites where you choose sun or shade. There is an adventure playground, a shallow stream where children can play in the water in safety, and large grassy areas for playing games.
The picnic areas are situated in a sheltered setting surrounded by pastoral farming, amenity plantations, including arboretum, extensive rhododendron garden, and native forest.
There are 25 km of walking tracks winding their way through the property, with the ability to link up to the track up Mt Herbert (the highest point on Banks Peninsula) and around to crater rim to Akaroa. Our tracks are designed for all ages and abilities. The famous Rhododendron walk is a flat track set amidst a sea of colour is great for strollers. The Waterfall Gully Track takes you through native bush to a fabulous destination, the longer Tablelands track takes you up to the DOC Packhorse Hut.
From the BMX Pump Track with bumps for little wheels to the longer and more challenging Base Camp circut for primary school aged children. The 2.5 km intermediate graded MTB track takes you through a variety of landscapes within the park. You can enjoy our tracks whether you are 2 or 102.
Curious about the history of the park? Want to see the waterwheel working? A tour of the heritage buildings can be provided for a variety of ages and time frames. An extra fee applies. Please contact the office to arrange.