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Spring 2015

Where are the days going? Before we know it we will be putting away our sweaters and socks and digging out the tees and jandals.

It’s the perfect time of year for us to take over the park. We have been busy waterblasting, planting & scrubbing in preparation for our first summer season. The limes, lemons and oranges I have planted will hopefully be ready in time for your gin & tonics. The visitors we have welcomed so far have been very complimentary of our facilities and we have already implemented some of their suggestions i.e. shower mats, new bedding in the cabins. These holidays you will recieve a very small survey on the parks facilities when you check in. Please take 2 minutes to fill this in so we can ensure we are giving you the best service delivery we can.

My project at the moment is a re-vamp of the function centre including new curtains. Already this week we have recieved two enquiries regarding holding a wedding reception in this facility so I think a makeover is in order. 

We are fortunate to have great support from the locals with what we are trying to do around the park. Work is moving along on the remodelling of the old Log Cabin; instigated by the Ashley Gorge Reserve Advisory Group. The old walls, roof and floor have been taken down and the stone wall is all that remains. We have started the fundraising and have had offers of help to supply some of the materials and do design work.

The path from the shop to the reserve has been reinstated, so people can walk safely down to the reserve without having to use the road. We have had a cycle track laid though the bush at the edge of the river to give the littlies and not so littlies a different place to ride their bikes. Also the new walking track on the otherside of the bridge is hoped to be finished by summer this year.

Kind Regards

Sally & Wayne Schist

Hints and Tips

HELPFUL HINTS FOR CAMPING IN CANTERBURY

We live in a tiny land mass at the bottom of the world totally surrounded by water with Mountains on our west side and flat plains on our east side. This makes for very interesting weather developments. We have been known to have four seasons in one day. We do have some windy days but we have more outstandingly beautiful days so don't be put off by the wind or the weather, just be prepared.

 

  • Gumboots, Wellies, Wellington Boots:     Always pack your Gumboots no matter what season, if you are camping in Canterbury, you will probably get wet weather or heavy dew at some time. It is much easier to put on Gumboots and keep you PJ's dry when you go to the toilet in the middle of the night.

 

  • Tent Pegs:    If you have brought a new tent or you own a tent that has little thin pegs to hold it down, throw them away and get new ones about four sizes bigger. This may add a little to your price but will save having to buy a whole new tent next time the wind blows. If the pegs go into the ground really easily, they will come out really easily too!

 

  • Wind:     If you are caught in strong wind and you do not think your tent is going to handle it, don't try to pack it up, just drop it flat on the ground and put something heavy on top of it until the wind stops. Camp picnic table make good anchors! (Campers are usually good neighbours so go visit your neighbours or sit in the camp kitchen or other room that most holiday parks have available).

 

  • Adventure:     If your children get a little frightened by the wind or weather, try to make it an adventure, it is going to be a story you tell often and you want them to feel comfortable telling their side of it as well.

 

  • Rain:     If it rains, put your raincoats and gumboots on and get out there, the children don't care they love it. It never hurt a child to get dirty and wet, they will not melt!

 

  • Sandflies:    If you are near water, in the bush, on the coast you will get sandflies! They like warm moist conditions with no wind, so be prepared. Insect repellent and sunscreen are essentials when camping. (We sell only the best insect repellent in our shop).

 

  • Rivers:     River levels can rise very quickly and drop down almost as fast, do not camp close to a river. Do not attempt to cross or swim in a dirty river, you cannot tell how deep they are.

 

In Canterbury there is no such thing as a winter wardrobe or a summer wardrobe, pack for any eventuality, it can be 30 degrees one day and 15 degrees the next, or even that afternoon.

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oxford logoFeatured on the OPAC website. Check out this site there are many ideas of things to do and places to visit in and around Oxford.

nz-logo2x Visit Tourism New Zealand for more information on our lovely country.

Enterprise North Canterbury business directory.

 

Things to do

There are plenty of activities in the Oxford area with something to suit everyone - from bush walks, trout fishing and kayaking to winery tours, museums and scenic drives. Why not print this page and bring it with you!

 

 About The Area

The mountain valleys and ridgelines of Canterbury's foothill forests offer a unique opportunity to enjoy forest and alpine environments. Their location at the foot of the Southern Alps is within an hours drive from Christchurch. These areas are managed by the Department of Conservation for public use and enjoyment and for the preservation of their natural values. They are remnants of the native vegetation that once existed throughout the region. Birdlife to be seen and heard in the forest area include native species like fantail, bellbird, silvereye, tomtit, grey warbler, brown creeper, wood pigeon and rifleman. Introduced species include chaffinch, red poll, blackbird and thrush.

Visit the district website www.visitwaimakariri.co.nz for information on the Waimakariri District

Destination Oxford - click here to read article (PDF File 51kb)
Destination Ashley Gorge - click here to read article (PDF File 37kb)
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 Activities

Ashley Gorge River - Swimming / Water Fun
The Ashley River is a great swimming area for all, there are some very shallow spots for littlies and some great swimming holes and diving spots for the older children. Bring your tube or get one from us and glide down the flowing clear water. Our water is tested regularly by Environment Canterbury and has been clear all this summer season.

Short Walks
1. At the top end of the Birch Flat picnic area there is a short walk to a lookout up the Gorge.
2. Short walks in and around Oxford, 6 short kiwi walks approximately 1 hour each.

Forest Walks
In and around Mt Thomas and Oxfords forests. We have brochures at the office.


 

 Recreation Opportunities

Recreational opportunities range from interesting short walks to scenic waterfalls, challenging tramping routes along exposed mountain tops, as well as kayaking, rafting and mountain biking.

Walking Tracks

  • Glentui Nature Trail
  • Glentui Waterfall Track

Tramping Tracks

  • Richardson Track
  • Blowhard Track
  • Bypass Track

Mountain Biking

  • Blowhard Track
  • Wharfdale Track

Kayaking

  • Ashley River from middle bridge on Lees Valley Road to campground
  • Class III+ 4-120 cumecs, Class IV >120cumecs, Experienced kayakers.
  • 12.5 km length, time 2-5 hours, shuttle available from campground
  • See the book "Whitewater River Running in NZ" by Graham Egarr
  • Check the flow at the Gorge on www.ecan.govt.nz

Rafting

  • Ashley River from middle bridge on Lees Valley Road to campground
  • Check the river flows on www.ecan.govt.nz

Fishing

  • Species: Chinook salmon, rainbow trout and brown trout.
  • Fishing Methods: Above bridge - artificial flyfishing, spinning, Below bridge - all authorised methods
  • Season Duration: Above bridge - 1 Oct - 30 April, Below bridge - All year.
  • Limit Bags: Above bridge - 1 trout, max size less than 350mm, Below bridge - 2 trout
  • Bait fishing for trout only 1 Oct - 30 April The Ashley River. Photo Copyright Jim Helsel
  • A fishing licence is required and must be produced.
  • See www.fishandgame.org.nz North Canterbury region - Ph 03 366 9191
  • Trout Quest Canterbury Fishing Tours - Ph 03 312 4902
  • Canterbury High Country Fishing Tours - Ph 03 312 3379

Hunting

  • See www.fishandgame.org.nz North Canterbury region
  • The Mt Thomas Recreation Hunting Area is an open hunting zone. A permit is required to hunt in this area. Permits available from the Christchurch Department of Conservation office - Ph 03 3713706 Jet Boating
  • Waimakariri Gorge Jet - Ph 03 313 6490 Operate from Springfield, approx 20 mins from Ashley Gorge Holiday Park.

Golf

  • Waimakariri Gorge Golf Club

Animals

  • Kowhai Farm Horse Riding School - Ph 03 312 4309
  • Palmdale Llamas - Ph 03 312 1737

Kiwi Walks

  • 6 Short walks in and around Oxford. Approximately 1 hour each.


Arts, Crafts and Museums

There are a variety of arts and crafts made locally. Local museum showcases Oxford of yesteryear.

  • Oxford Cottage Craft
  • Farmers Market (every Sunday)
  • Oxford Museum
  • Cust Museum
  • Away With The Fairies Cust
  • Willimeanas
  • Darling We've Had That For Ages

Gardens and Nurseries

Interesting selection of gardens and nurseries in the area with specialist areas like herbs, unusual herbs and perennials, lavender and lavender products, organics, potager. Many have display gardens to view.

  • The Colour Purple
  • Ashley Gorge Nursery
  • Roses at Cust
  • Ribblesdale Gardens


Village Shopping

  • Emmas
  • The Famous Sheffield Pie shop & cafe
  • Jaks
  • Oakleigh Cottage
  • Oxford Pharmacy & Gifts
  • Oxford Craft Shopfood
  • New Fresh Choice Supermarket

 

Food and Beverage

Delicious options from licenced restaurants, bars, café style takeaways and wineries to tempt the taste buds.

  • Village Foods Cafe, Bakery and Takeaways
  • Oxford Workingmen's Club
  • Cafe 51
  • Under the Oaks Cafe
  • West Oxford Hotel
  • Route 72 at Cust

 

Scenic Drives

  • Heritage Trails to follow around the Waimakariri District
  • Historic Trails to follow around Oxford, Carlton and Bennett's Area
  • Lees Valley Experience

Your Hosts

 Oxford Observer Pic

 

From the moment we drove through the gates we fell in love with Ashley Gorge. Just prior to this we had just returned from a Months road trip in our campervan around the North Island.

As we stayed at different motor camps we met & talked to the owners and managers and began to see a new way of life. On our return to Diamond Harbour, we decided we didn't want to go back to work. I worked for an ITO in Christchurch and Wayne was in Real Estate. Although we loved our home in the harbour, we also had a yearning for something different. We began to look for motor camp management opportunities first but when the Ashley Gorge Holiday Park came up for sale we couldn't wait to take a look. Needless to say we immediately fell in love with the place. Once inside the gates you could be anywhere and its sometimes hard to believe we are less than an hour from Christchurch.

Its certainly a different way of life and the busy periods are crazy but we have met some amazing people. We have been given fresh trout caught from the river, homekill meat & even whitebait from campers. How long will we be here? Who knows, but we are aiming for the long term. In the meantime we get to enjoy Paradise on our doorstep, the Moreporks calling at night, the sound of the river & when its just too hot the ability to pop the sign on the door, grab a couple of tubes and disappear up river for an hour..... Paradise Found

 

Kind Regards

Sally & Wayne Schist

Camp Info

Camp Shop Hours

The camp shop is available from 9.00am to 7.00pm during Summer & Spring and 9.00am to 5.00pm in Autumn & Winter. If checking in outside of these hours then please ring the bell for service. We stock a wide range of products, drinks and ice cream for your convenience. We have party ice, meat packs and vegetables in the freezer. A great selection of sweets & NZ made Pounamu (greenstone) for sale, a fantasic way to take a little piece of your NZ trip home with you.

We have a great selection of DVD's for hire and a 'swap a book' library. 

Arrival  Time 

1pm for cabins & bunkhouses, 12pm for power & tent sites. Cabin accommodation will be held up until 4pm on the day of arrival unless we have been otherwise notified.

Departure Time

10am for Cabins, In peak times 11am for tents, caravans, motorhomes. From April to November campers can enjoy a longer stay at Ashley Gorge Holiday Park with a late checkout of 2pm (Sorry not available for cabins or holiday weekends.

Payments

Balance of account is payable on arrival. Payment must be made for the full time booked. All Christmas-New Year booking must be paid in full in advance.

Caravans Must have an electrical warrant of fitness. Must have own wastewater container.

Tents
Electricity can only be connected through an approved RCD Safety Switch.

Parking
One vehicle to be parked on own site only. No parking of vehicles on camp road grass verges. Access ways to rear sites must be kept clear. Off-site extra parking for a second car or trailer is close by.

Speed
Vehicle speed in park is limited to a walking pace only - 5km.

Behaviour

In consideration of other campers we ask for:

- Reasonable behaviour at all times. No excessive drinking or loud noise.
- No noise after 10.30 pm
- Liquor can only be consumed on your site or in your unit
- Payment of a $50 per person behaviour bond may be required

Damage
Cost of damage to property or accommodation will be recovered.

Children
Please supervise children at all times to keep them safe. Bikes may be ridden in the park, but please make sure they wear helmets and do not ride near the main gate.

Pets
4 powered/unpowered sites only, available  for campers with well behaved dogs. Dogs are NOT allowed in the campground but can be taken on a lead to the Reserve & river. Please check availablity to book a site. Below is a pic of our pet friendly sites.

Dog Friendly Sites

Visitors

Are your responsibility. Visitors must register at the camp office on arrival. There is a $5 charge per person for the use of our facilites during their visit with you.  Day visitors to depart before 10 pm. Overnight stay visitors must report to office before 8pm.

Gates
Ashley Gorge Road gates are locked at 10.00 pm each night till 7.30 am. There is a fee to open these outside these times.

Rubbish
Non-recyclable rubbish only to be put in rubbish bins. Glass, plastic, cardboard & paper is all recycled so please use Recycling Stations beside most rubbish bins, please do not put glass in rubbish. 

Fire Ban
All year round. Gas BBQs and Gas braziers only. No Fireworks.

Internet and Wifi
Thanks to the Internet Kiosk Specialist Ltd, we now have internet available for your use at the park. There is a  kiosk in the main camp kitchen where you can log on and pay by coin, or if you would prefer the privacy of your own space, there are Credit Card or Voucher pay systems (available from camp shop) for your convenience. Now you can check your emails, send messages, check up on family, work, or whatever else interests you. No need to feel isolated while on holiday. We are still working on how to improve our cell phone coverage for Telecom, most Vodafone users are able to get fairly good reception in the park but Telecom seems to be a bit of a problem, if any one has an answer to our problem let us know.

Facilities
Located in the centre of the camp which contains kitchens, laundry, toilets and showers.

Kitchens
Contain jugs, toasters, microwaves, cooking elements, ovens and fridge freezers. Put your name on all food your are storing in the fridge or freezers. Kitchens may be locked between 10.30 pm and 7 am.

BBQs
Provided for your use. Please leave clean for the next person.

Laundry
Washing machines (3 x $1 coins) and dryers (1 x $2 coin) are located in the laundry. Iron and ironing board provided. Turn off after use.

Showers
Operate on tokens, & can be purchased from the office. 1 token for 5-6 minutes. 

Cleaning
The kitchen and ablutions block are cleaned twice daily at 11am. During peak times cleaning will again be carried out in the evening. Facilities will be locked during this time and toilets are available at the Reserve.

Dump Station
Situated at corner of road to bunkrooms.

Basic Rules
Please observe the basic rules of the Holiday Parks Association of NZ. See Noticeboard. We ask for your co-operation so that your stay and the stay of other guests can be enjoyable.

Cancellation Policy
No Show = No refund - Any booking cancelled with more than 14 days notice will receive a refund of deposit less $10.00 admin fee and any card charges. - No refund 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!
- Christmas/New Year bookings must be fully paid in advance.
- No booking is confirmed until a deposit is paid.
- Balance of fees outside of Christmas. New Year to be paid on ARRIVAL.
- Prices may be subject to change without notification.
- No refunds for early departures unless accommodation or site is re-let.
- Minimum stay applies over the Dec/Jan period and Long Weekends.
- Specific site subject to alteration if management find it necessary.

We wish you happy holidays!! Enjoy your stay with us. We welcome your comments, suggestions and compliments.

Ashley Gorge KIWI Holiday Park

Welcome to our riverside camping ground and picnic reserve here in North Canterbury, only 45 minutes from Christchurch.

Set beside the cool clear Ashley River, the ideal spot for swimming on a hot North Canterbury day.

Surrounded by handsome bush and plants, its beauty is organic and unspoiled and will ease your mind and spirit. Be warned - if you come here, you may never want to leave.

Specialising in family camping & relaxation we have:

For the young

  • 2 playgrounds, small ropes course
  • Space for children to run, ride bikes, play games
  • Shop with a great selection including ice. lollies, drinks and ice creams
  • Great swimming in the river with swimming holes for the older children

For the young at heart

  • Good clean facilities
  • Lots of hot water for showers
  • Enough space for some peace and quiet
  • Fishing in the river
  • Native and exotic bush and trees
  • Gentle bird song
  • Walking, hiking and mountain bike tracks near by

 Why stay at Ashley Gorge?

Exceptional Environment 

  • Just 45 mins from Christchurch
  • Close to the mountains and ski fields

Spacious

  • Large sites - 12 acres of camping area 
  • Beside 13 acres of picnic area
  • So much room and so many attractive trees about. Just blissful!

Great Climate

  • Our own unique climate
  • Tucked away in a sheltered valley we miss many of the winds and temperatures can soar
  • NO cold Christchurch easterlies.

Fantastic River

Grils Swimming 

The AshleyRiver offers lots of opportunities

  • Over half of the riverbed are shallows, ideal for littlies
  • Great deep swimming holes for the swimmers and the soakers
  • Walk along the river and find your own hole to enjoy!
  • Take your fishing rod for a walk and try to catch our clever fish (ask at the office if you forgot your licence)

 Short Break or Longer Holiday

  • Close to Christchurch
  • Just a short trip to get away from it all
  • Good stop off on the way somewhere else

Ashley Gorge offers the ideal relaxation stop

  • Located in a spacious and beautiful setting

New to Camping?

  • Ashley Gorge is the ideal place to start
  • Test your new equipment in a friendly safe environment
  • Helpful knowlegable owners always on hand

 

If you're travelling then:

Why not take a break within your holiday

  • Relax and enjoy the river or explore our natural areas
  • Do nothing but sit back and enjoy the clean fresh air and birdsong

Pivot point

  • Just off the beautiful Inland Scenic Route 72
  • A peaceful trip with less traffic than the main routes
  • Easy Drive to Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, West Coast, Methven and Geraldine
  • On this route you can enjoy the scenery 

Tranz Alpine Train Trip
Ashley Gorge Holiday Park is a great overnight stay before you enjoy the fantastic ride that is the Tranz Alpine Train Trip. You can sleep in a bit longer and join the train at Springfield, just a short drive from Ashley Gorge, Enjoy the best bits of the train trip, then pick up your car on the way back and stay another night with us or hook back into Inland Scenic Route 72 and continue your journey. Just ask at the office if you wish to book the train.

Milky Way at Oxford Doug Thompson

Not just a camp ground

Ashley Gorge Holiday Park is an excellent venue for your group, club or organisation to hold meetings, workshops, retreats and functions. With 2 x 26 bed dorms and a fully equiped kitchen/dining room we have you covered whatever the occasion.

 St Pauls Trinity Pacific Church

Hi Sally & Wayne

Thanks so much for hosting our group from St Pauls Trinity Pacific Church. Our young people absolutely loved their time. The adults who were first timers to Ashley Gorge Holiday Park were amazed with the facilities. 

My family are regulars at the Ashley Gorge having stayed in the dorms and camping in tents since 2007. We were all very impressed with the subtle changes you guys have made to improve the experience for campers. Our group are already planning our next visit to your place in the very near future. 

Again on behalf of our young people and leaders, thanks for supporting us with our retreat!!

Mark

Engineers Without Borders New Zealand" Retreat 
"We recently held our national retreat at Ashley Gorge Holiday Park. The location was great, allowing our members from around the country and overseas to fly in to Christchurch and get there within 50 minutes. The place felt really secluded and was a great chance to give our team a taste of the South Island without having to drive for hours and hours. The facilities were tidy, well priced and being able to self cater meant we were able to keep costs down. All in all a great experience. Thanks guys!"

Sam Davies
Executive Director

Daimler Enthusiasts ClubThe Daimler Enthusiasts Club AGM
The Daimler Enthusiasts Club of Canterbury recently used our function room for their A.G.M. Have you ever thought of having your club meetings at a different venue? Just under an hour from Christchurch, plenty of parking, why not make a weekend of it. At some times of year you would almost have the place to your selves, Try thinking outside the city... come and enjoy Ashley Gorge.

Mountain Bike Race
In November 2011 we welcomed competitors and support crew for the Lees Valley Challenge Mountain Bike Race. Click here for details on the race. Next Lees Valley Challenge happening the first weekend in March 2013, time to start training now!

Why Stay At Ashley Gorge?

Why Stay At Ashley Gorge?

Exceptional Environment
Find an exceptional environment here in North Canterbury, only 45 minutes from Christchurch.

Spacious
Our sites are large and there's 12 acres of camping area, beside 13 acres of picnic area. Blissful is how I would have to describe having so much room and so many attractive trees about.

Good Climate
Christchurch may have grey skies but here at Ashley Gorge we have our own unique climate. Tucked away in a sheltered valley we miss many of the winds and temperatures can soar. NO cold Christchurch Easterlies.

Fantastic River
The Ashley River offers lots of opportunities. Its soothing sound and wide riverbed provide scenic areas to explore. Kids of all ages enjoy river play and can spend hours splashing about as over half of the riverbed are shallows. For the swimmers and the soakers there are great deep swimming holes. You can walk along the river and find your own hole to enjoy!


Short Break or Longer Holiday

Our distance to Christchurch - less than one hour from the city, makes it just a short trip to get away from it all.

Ashley Gorge offers the Ideal Relaxation Stop
Located in a spacious and beautiful setting.

New To Camping?
If you're new to camping then we offer a place not far from home but with good facilities so you can come and test out your new adventure in a friendly and safe environment!

If You're Travelling Then:

Why Not Take A Break Within Your Holiday?
Are you travelling? Travelling gets to us all. Take a day or two out to relax and enjoy the river and explore our natural areas.

First or Last Stop
Our distance to Christchurch makes us an ideal place for your first or last night in a spacious and beautiful setting.

Pivot Point
We are not far off the beautiful Inland Scenic Route 72. On this route you can enjoy the scenery and have a peaceful trip with less traffic than the main routes. From us you can head to Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, West Coast, Methven and Geraldine.

Tranz Alpine Train Trip
Ashley Gorge Holiday Park is a great overnight stay before you enjoy the fantastic ride that is the Tranz Alpine Train Trip. You can sleep in a bit longer and join the train at Springfield, just a short drive from Ashley Gorge, Enjoy the best bits of the train trip, then pick up your car on the way back and stay another night with us or hook back into Inland Scenic Route 72 and continue your journey. 

Not Just A Camp Ground!

Ashley Gorge Holiday Park is an excellent venue for your group, club or organisation to hold meetings, workshops, retreats and functions!

"Engineers Without Borders New Zealand" Retreat 
"We recently held our national retreat at Ashley Gorge Holiday Park. The location was great, allowing our members from around the country and overseas to fly in to Christchurch and get there within 50 minutes. The place felt really secluded and was a great chance to give our team a taste of the South Island without having to drive for hours and hours. The facilities were tidy, well priced and being able to self cater meant we were able to keep costs down. All in all a great experience. Thanks guys!"

Sam Davies
Executive Director

Daimler Enthusiasts ClubThe Daimler Enthusiasts Club AGM
The Daimler Enthusiasts Club of Canterbury recently used our function room for their A.G.M. Have you ever thought of having your club meetings at a different venue? Just under an hour from Christchurch, plenty of parking, why not make a weekend of it. At some times of year you would almost have the place to your selves, Try thinking outside the city... come and enjoy Ashley Gorge.

Mountain Bike Race
In November 2011 we welcomed competitors and support crew for the Lees Valley Challenge Mountain Bike Race. Click here for details on the race. Next Lees Valley Challenge happening the first weekend in March 2013, time to start training now!

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