Set beside the clean Ashley Gorge River you will find your own piece of paradise on generous grassy sites.

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Group Accommodation


Perfect gust accommodation self contained complex with 2 bunkhouses. Each bunkhouse houses 26, with their own showers & toilets

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Where to Find Us

Ashley Gorge Holiday Park

697 Ashley Gorge Road
Oxford 7495
New Zealand

Phone: 03 312 4099



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Kitchen Cabins


Each cabin sleeps 5 & contains 1 double bed and 3 single beds in a bunk style arrangement. All you need to bring is a towel!

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Function Kitchen


Self contained kitchen/dining room with doors out onto the BBQ & small grassed area. Full facilities including ovens, fridges and more.

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Camp Info - T's & C's


Find out more information about our holiday park, as well as our terms and conditions, and how to find us

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The Pod


Fall in love with the camping pod, situated in a secluded hidden nook of the camp & surrounded by native bush.

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Things to Do


There are plenty of activities in the Oxford area with something to suit everyone - from bush walks to kayaking

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Kiwipark Membership


Become a Kiwipark Member and enjoy discounts and benefits while enjoying your time with us

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Why Stay At Ashley Gorge?

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

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!