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Address: Marine Drive | Charteris Bay, 8033, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)3 329 4730
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Fantastic picnic spot, and the drive there is just as good

Recommend driving there over Dyers Pass, then around the harbor to Orton Bradley. Scenic drive only about 45 minutes from the city center. Typical kiwi scenery. Narrow, winding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
Matthew M
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Recommend driving there over Dyers Pass, then around the harbor to Orton Bradley. Scenic drive only about 45 minutes from the city center. Typical kiwi scenery. Narrow, winding roads, must take your time particularly in winter. After passing through Teddington, the road meanders through a telescoping tree-tunnel before reaching Charteris Bay. Turn to the right and head underneath a welcoming... More 

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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

A great place to park a motorhome overnight. Very quiet and peaceful with walks, hikes and streams. Facilities include shower/toilet block, some sites with power. $15 pp and $4 for power. No internet facilities but relax and enjoy the nature.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This park is located across the Harbour from the town of .Lyttelton. Very quiet, peaceful and tranquil. Mako's curiousity leads him to stop and smell the Roses, check out other flora and fauna, look up into the trees, the sky and clouds! We should all take lessons from him, I did. We saw the playground, took awhile to access. I... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

$10 per car for a day trip seemed pretty fair. Walking tracks plentiful and well maintained. Great Park for kids all ages. Loads of spots to picnic in private. Lots of interesting things to see (trees/plants/birds/vintage farm machinery/old fashioned cottage/loads of bridges) 2nd time we've been and we'll be back :)

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Thank JohnNZ-UK
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Awesome spot, Orton Bradley park is really beautifull. We stayed here for one night with a camper van on a powered site. The camp ground was really quiet. The camp kitchen is good and clean. Toilets are ok, lots of fly's when we were there. Hotshowers are build in an old container, basic but clean and works fine. Also tons... More 

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Thank Yoare
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We camped for 5 nights in November with a 5 & 6 year old (city kids). It was amazing and the kids got to be real kids- splashing, running, playing, exploring, bird feeding and tramping, all in a safe and wonderful environment. We were in a caravan so we were comfy too. Fabulous & special place- highly recommended. Only pitfall... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a historic spot on Banks Peninsular. You can visit for a few hours or grab a campsite and stay a week. Best of both worlds you have the park with native and exotic tree walks or the beach as well as a nice wee stream. The area is out of the worst of the winds. What more could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Been here twice now I think it is my favourite place around Christchurch! Nice place to park in your campervan for the night. Organic milk that you can purchase for the morning coffees and then for a walk in the sun and a look around the garden this place is beautiful :)

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Thank Shanae A
Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We recently toured some of NZ with 5 adults and 5 grandchildren.We used Orton Bradley Park Camping Ground for our 1 st night It is a lively area Powered site for Campervans Great Park/ Play area for the kids ....big and little Great grounds,amenities We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves A little slice of heaven

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Thank Kathy H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I never tire of my outings to Orton Bradley Park. Our family enjoyed the newly revamped play area, played football[ soccer], cricket, a looking around the old farm buildings and playing in the stream. After our picnic lunch , we headed up into the hills, but due to our four year old being tired, from the mornings activities we only... More 

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