16 Rankers Reviews
Orton Bradley Park provides camping for Self Contained Campervans for up to 15 vehicles. Facilities include treated drinking water, toilet facilities and a dump station.
Available ONLY from December 26 to February 6 annually.
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Lyttelton
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Great little spot, basic campground in a beautiful area. Only campers due to time if year but would head back over summer when tracks open. Has what you need in terms of facilities and the cold shower was refreshing!!! The park manager was a genuine lovely guy!
Excellent location, close to chch. Amazing spacious parklike setting with playground for kids, walking/biking tracks for adults, cafe, powered sites, clean toilets, dump station... Really, what more do you need? We'll be back for sure.
Be warned! Don't arrive without cash! We tried booking online and thought it was very strange to be asked on the website to make a bank transfer.. we are tourists.. Not locals.. and its the 21st century right?! Our currency card didn't have the facility to transfer to a local bank account. We needed somewhere to stay for one night so believed they could just take our card details when we got there.. wrong! We rang in advance as well to check the availanility.. the guy could have mentioned this on the phone but didnt!! The nearest cash point would be miles away.. through winding roads. The ranger who came to take payment asked if we had a cheque book as an alternative which I found to be an absurd question since we are tourists. Anyway it came down to us scrabbling around accessing our UK bank account to make an international payment! The ranger did not have any swift code details to give us.. We had to go online and find out HIS banks swift code which took some time.. in an area of poor signal! Thankfully after much faffing about.. the payment got sent. We were told that apparently we would struggle to book campsites in NZ if we didn't have access to bank transfer... is this person living in the dark ages?! We had no issues paying by card in any of NZ apart from this one place. The showers are COLD and we had an unpowered site.. for $30 that's quite cheeky... not forgetting the charge from my UK bank for the transfer. There were no rubbish bins.. I believe there is a waste water dump. Only positive note on this place it's in beautiful surroundings with well kept gardens and very peaceful. Ensure you're fully self contained if the powered pitches are full.. And ensure your water is full up for a HOT shower in your own camper!
Paul and Paula
Great site for self contained or camping but a tad expensive for not a lot - great location and great walks but a couple of points lost for price and no WiFi. A super cafe on site but not open Monday or Tuesday, so beware.
Beautiful, peaceful site with an interesting history and beautiful rhododendrons. Could have stayed for days if we’d had the time.
Visited this site in May 2017! This is our 1st visit to New Zealand and our first campsite! It's really quiet! We are the only ones here. There are sheep and cows in the fields next to us and lots of birds.
Beautiful campsite! The adventure playground has a zip line, the walks were beautiful, the facilitates were well maintained, as well as having lovely trees and gardens and an interesting history. Activity destination and campsite in one, we wished we had planned more time there.
Lovely little spot in a kind of country park. It's basic - cold shower, washing up shelter, no kitchen, common room etc, but it provided just what we needed after a long drive to the Banks Peninsula. It was quiet when we were there (Friday night, early December). Very friendly ducks! $8pp unpowered.