Ashley Gorge Holiday Park

Ashley Gorge Holiday Park

Ashley Gorge Holiday Park


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6 Oxford

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Just 45 minutes from Christchurch. The camp is surrounded by natural bush and natives and sits beside a fantastic swimming river.

Available options include powered and unpowered sites, cabins, group accommodation, a private fully equipped kitchen, dining room and our Pod.

Guests staying at our park enjoy use of fantastic on-site shared facilities including:

• Free BBQs, shared kitchen and dining rooms
• Lounge with games, table tennis and TV
• Kayak shuttle on request
• Coin operated laundry facilities
• Onsite shop

· Great playground, tree swings and small ropes course
· Fantastic walks on your doorstep
· Great swimming river
· A very warm welcome


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South IslandCanterburyOxford


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Showing 13 reviews of 15.

Karen's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

We went camping on a day that was just my family, so it was very quiet and peaceful. Our intention was to sleep 2 nights, but there was so much sandflies, that we left the next morning. The kitchen was equipped with everything we need and more, but it is old. The bathroom is old, with a controlled time of 5 minutes per adult. We will definitely be back, but to spend the day, not sleep

Reviewed 11 months ago

Marty's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

We had a powered site for two nights.

pros: out of town and a lot of green around; friendly man in office; older and basic but clean facilities

contras: busy at weekends (public picnic area next to the fence); you pay extra for showers and wifi; closed gate from 10pm to 7:30am

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Lee-ann Kruger

Ranking: 5/10

Lovely site, beautiful scenery, clean facilities. Only complaint is that the park was relatively empty, but we were booked into sites that were very "on top" of each other, instead of being spread out among the empty sites. We had about 12 empty sites around us, yet we had 6 sites filled next to each other, and the other sites remained empty the two days we were there. We had very noisy neighbors who partied until the early hours which was quite frustrating.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Adam's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful location nice and close to Christchurch airport. Perfect last spot to camp before flying out. There were very few people there which gave us plenty of space. Good facilities for kids too.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Marnie Cooper


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place to stay. Lovely hosts, safe and fun for children, exceptionally clean facilities and lovely grassy private sites. It’s a pretty drive too and only 50 mins to Christchurch.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Kieron's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stayed here for one night and were the only people on the site.
Beautiful and peaceful location set in a gorge just outside Oxford.
Clean facilities and warm showers (given one free token=5mins)
$42 a night but paid $40 as we didn't have change.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Nik's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Absolute gem of a campground! So so peaceful and quiet. Even though it rained the whole night we were there we still found lots of places to explore with the kids. A must do!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Tony's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Situated in a peaceful idyllic setting this was probably the best maintained and most beautifully presented camping ground I have ever stayed at . Friendly and helpful hosts who clearly treat the maintenance of this camping ground as a labour of love . And as an added bonus it has a pet friendly camping area !

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sarah Atkinson


Ranking: 10/10

We stayed here on our first night in NZ, and found it one of the most picturesque places we've stayed. Grounds are beautiful and the gorge is right next to you. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Vivien Beattie


Ranking: 8/10

Lovely well maintained grassy park, welcoming host, plenty of space for motorhome. Few other campers for our night there. Nice walks surrounding the park. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location. We were there in early April. Facilities quaint but very clean.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Derek Drost

Ranking: 7/10

It was fine, quiet, with kitchen facility included. Shower included but only 4 minutes of hot water. An additional 4 minute token was a dollar or two. Caretakers were friendly enough. Sites were closely packed and I bet it could be noisy in the high season.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Carl Elliott

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed here a few weeks back and had a great time. On arrival, the new managers provided us with a shower token each and a very secluded pitch for our tent. Was nice that they identified that a young (ish) couple would prefer a little privacy away from the family vibe in the main site. All facilities were clean and well equipped. Get some sandfly stuff before you go though because it's a popular area for them. The area is beautiful and the hosts were most accommodating. We will be back again for sure. On a side note, we used this as a base to walk cave stream. Don't leave Canterbury until you've done it!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Sally02's avatar


Ranking: 3/10

People living permanently in park in run down caravans. Not a very comfortable feeling for a tourist. Nice spot, friendly owners, but the people living there a bit off putting.

Reviewed about 8 years ago