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This is a lovely out of the way park at Charteris Bay. It's gorgeous in Spring, as there are venerable old rhododendrons in flower and it's a lovely place close to but away from the city, for a picnic or barbeque, which you are welcome...More
I arrive at the front gate to pay the entry fee, there was no one there and an honesty box operating, which is a bit difficult if you don’t have the right change.
Purpose of the visit was to use the tracks to get up...More
We visited the organic dairy farm here, which was amazing. The organic raw milk was absolutely delicious! There is a wonderful playground for the kids to play at, including flying foxes. We will definitely be back again
Judging from previous reviews, many visitors walk no further than Big Rock along the valley bottom.
But if you have a couple of hours to spare, it's well worth climbing to one of the upper tracks for fantastic views.
The most panoramic stretch we found...More
We are regular visitors to Orton Bradley Park but had not explored the walkways and mountain bike tracks in recent years. We got a fantastic surprise when we did on New Years Day - the tracks are easy to navigate, they meander alongside a beautiful...More
We spent the hottest Sunday at this park and camping site. originally we were supposed to go fishing but the weather changed our minds.
The entrance fee to park was only$10 per vehicle. very reasonable.
We found a parking spot right next to the river...More
You really need to be self sufficient to camp here. There are not really any facilities. An overloaded toilet system with its very own special smell and 1 cold shower available.
We had a caravan on a powered site. The sites are not marked out...More
Fantastic day trip half an hour from Christchurch. Beautiful grounds, stream, super playground and bike track. There are so many areas you can set up and explore. Large park like setting with toilets and camping facilities. Pack the insect spray just in case.
This is a great place for camping, day picnicking and mountain walks.
It is privately owned so an entry fee per car of $10 - so don't be alarmed.
Small but lush gardens, plenty of space for kids to run around with a fun mini...More