**NEW** The Camping Pod

Fall in love with the camping pod. Situated in a secluded hidden nook of the camp & surrounded by native bush.  Featuring a double bed & soft furnishings the Pod is akin to a tent for those looking for ‘free & easy’ days away. With this is mind we have provided your linen, cutlery, plates etc (a full list will be provided upon booking) Please be aware the Pod does not have power, cooking or toilet facilies. These are all located a short distance away in the main campground. 

$80 per night


We offer a variety of accommodation facilities to suit all types of holidays

Campsites - Cabins - Group Accommodation

Prices below are in $NZ, including GST and are subject to change.

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Camping Sites

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Grace Church Group

Set beside the clean Ashley Gorge River enjoy 12 acres of camping area and 13 acres of picnic area. You will find your own piece of paradise on generous grassy sites. Our campground is surrounded by trees and natural beauty. We get none of the cold Easterlies and enjoy our own unique climate. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the river.  

Dog Friendly Sites

We have 4 dog friendly powered sites available. These are located next to our cabins which are just outside the campground gate on a large grassed area. Please note dogs are only permitted in this area or the Reserve/river. Please DO NOT walk them through the campground. Our dog sites are shown in the picture below & it is advisable to book in advance.

Dog sites


 Campsite Tariff

Adults  from        $19.00 
Child 5-14yrs      $9.00
Child under 5yrs $5.00

Dormitory Complex

Bunkhouse Toilets

Dorm New Bedding

Perfect guest accommodation if using the Function Centre. Self contained complex with 2 bunkhouses. (Original refurbished classrooms from Oxford School). Each bunkhouse sleeps 26 and has their own showers & toilets. Pillows and bottom sheets provided.

Dormitory Tariff - Minimum Charge $220.00 per bunk room.
Concessions for schools, youth organisations, eg Scouts, Guides etc.
Adults $22 per adult
Children (5 - 14 years) $12 per child
Prices are GST inclusive  



  • Cancellation Policy - other than Covid related (where a full refund or credit will be offered) 
    • No show = no refund. Any booking cancelled with more than 14 days notice will receive a refund of the deposit paid less $25.00 admin fee and any card charges
    • No refund will be issued for any booking cancelled within 14 days of arrival date unless unit or site can be relet for entire time for booking
    • No refund for any booking cancelled within 24 hours of arrival
  • Please Note
    • No booking is confirmed until deposit is paid
    • Balance of fees to be paid on ARRIVAL
    • Prices may be subject to change without notification 
    • No refunds for early departures
    • Minimum stay applies over the Dec/Jan period and long Weekends
    • Specific site subject to alteration if management find it necessary
    • Bookings over Christmas/New Year period 24th Dec to 5th Jan must be fully paid in advance 




Our cabins are set away from the main campground. Each cabin sleeps either 3 or 4 & contains 1 double bed and 1 single bed or a set of single bunks.  With the bedding supplied & an equipped kitchenette with fridge & microwave all you need to remember to bring is your towel. And if you should forget your towel we can provide you one at a small cost. The cabins have their own communal showers and toilets. Pets are NOT permitted.

Cabin Tariff
  $80 - 1st 2 people, $15 per extra person
  Infants free if using own portacot 


Function Kitchen

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Self contained kitchen/dining room with doors out onto the BBQ & small grassed area. Full facilities including ovens, microwaves, fridges, freezers, cutlery etc Great option for a family reunion with the option of sleeping over in the Dorm. Illustrated shows it transformed for a wedding.

Tariff: $160 per day

Perfect Outdoor Wedding Venue

With your after wedding venue and overnight accommodation sorted, Birch Flat at Ashley Gorge Reserve is a beautiful tree lined area of the Reserve in which to have your ceremony. This area can be exclusively booked for a very small fee through the local council.


Birch Flat Wedding

(Photo taken on Birch Flat courtesy of Bellbird Weddings)