CANTERBURY: AKAROA

03-Apr-14

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Oroton Bradley Park

star rating of 4

by Chris Gaelic

439 Marine Drive, Lyttelton, Canterbury

www.ortonbradley.co.nz

Phone: 03 329 4730

rvexplorer id: 18091

Sign describing what Orton Bradley Park offers

 

Entrance to the rhodedendron walk

Entrance to the rhodedendron walk

 

Stream running through the park

Stream running through the park

 

Public toilets in the main park and camping area

Public toilets in the main park and camping area

 

 

Oroton Bradley Park proved to be another unexpected surprise - a large park with historic buildings, a rhodedendron garden, and large area for parking. Unfortunately, we were visiting at the wrong time of the year to see the rhodedendrons or camelieas in flower, but we really enjoyed exploring the park on a nice sunny autumn afternoon.

 

It is a really nice area for families to let their children run around. The adventure playground was being well used when we were there.

 

The best time to see the rhodedendrons is in October-November.

 

The campground parking is on grass, which can become a bit soft over winter. However, Ian, the park ranger, assured me that he is well equipped to help tow anyone out if they get stuck.

 

Playground area in the park

 

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