A great place 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 Waterfull Gully Track (2 1/2 hours) and beyound 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, 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.


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.

"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


"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