Walking and hiking in Orton Bradley

Walking Tracks

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 the crater rim to Akaroa. Our tracks are designed for all ages and abilities. The famous Rhododendron walk, a flat track set amidst a sea of colour and perfume 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. 

If you would like to explore some of our shorter tracks, a map is available here. A larger map showing all our tracks is available here

Resting at the Waterfall on the Waterfall Gully Track

Resting at the Waterfall on the Waterfall Gully Track

Lambing season has ended

All tracks now open


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.


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.


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.


The Park is open from 8.00am to 5.30pm, 7 days a week. Please note, gates are locked outside these hours and a call out fee may apply.