Orton Bradley Park

Orton Bradley Park is open for walking and mountain biking, except during lambing season. Please check their web site for the exact closure dates each year. 

Playground and campervan sites are also open.

The Cafe is closed during the Winter.  Orton Bradley Cafe

Dogs are not allowed as it is a working farm.  There are kennels available on site.

There is 650ha of forest park situated on the southern shores of Lyttelton harbour. Home to one of the largest trees in New Zealand, and over 150 exotic trees. 

There are also a great number of native trees which provide homes for many different birds. It also houses the restored historic stone cottage, a working saw mill and waterwheel. There are numerous walking tracks, picnic spots and a fabulous adventure playground and a bike track. 

Entry fee is nominal and ensures the upkeep of the park and buildings. $5 per adult $1 per child or just $10 per car load. 

Self contained campervans are able to stay all year round, camping is available during December and January. 

In 1885, Orton Bradley created a waterwheel to drive power for his house and workshop.

The Stone Cottage, a shepherd’s cottage built in 1848, is possibly the oldest in Canterbury.

A replica of the original was constructed in 1998 from timber milled in the park.

A cafe is housed in one of the historic buildings and is open during the spring and summer months. Orton Bradley Cafe