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Photo courtesy of John O'Leary, Oxford resident

Photo courtesy of John O'Leary, Oxford resident

The road into Oxford

Horse riding in Oxford, NZ

Horse riding in Oxford, NZ

Horse riding in Oxford, NZ

Ryde Falls

Ryde Falls

Ryde Falls

Coast to Coast, Waimakariri River

Coast to Coast, Waimakariri River

Coast to Coast, Waimakariri River

Photo courtesy of Karen Wicks, Oxford resident

Photo courtesy of Karen Wicks, Oxford resident

The West Oxford Pub

Photo courtesy of Karen Wicks, Oxford resident

Photo courtesy of Karen Wicks, Oxford resident

Eyre River

Oxford A&P Show

Oxford A&P Show

Oxford A&P Show

Mt Oxford Summit

Mt Oxford Summit

Mt Oxford Summit

Horse and Cart on Woodstock Road

Horse and Cart on Woodstock Road

Horse and Cart on Woodstock Road

Photo courtesy of Karen Wicks, Oxford resident

Photo courtesy of Karen Wicks, Oxford resident

Frosty fields in Oxford

Photo courtesy of Lois Winter, Oxford visitor

Photo courtesy of Lois Winter, Oxford visitor

Oxford chapel

Photo courtesy of Dominic Stove, Oxford resident

Photo courtesy of Dominic Stove, Oxford resident

The last load in Lees Valley

Photo courtesy of Dominic Stove, Oxford resident

Photo courtesy of Dominic Stove, Oxford resident

Poppies in Eyre River

Photo courtesy of Dominic Stove, Oxford resident

Photo courtesy of Dominic Stove, Oxford resident

Glentui

Photo courtesy of McKenzie Rose, Oxford resident

Photo courtesy of McKenzie Rose, Oxford resident

Sunset over Oxford

WELCOME TO OXFORD

EXPLORE - EXPERIENCE - ENJOY

Just 40 minutes from Christchurch, Oxford is a favourite destination for people keen to take a country ramble and sample the rural serenity that the locals enjoy daily. Oxford hosts travellers from New Zealand and overseas who all come for a change of scenery, a change of pace, and for some, a change of lifestyle.

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WHY WE ARE THE GREATEST LITTLE TOWN IN NEW ZEALAND

Oxford has come a long way since it was first settled in the mid-1800s. In April 1861, there were only 25 residents in the electoral role, but farming and forestry-related industries boosted the population to 513 eligible voters by 1881. There are now 2200 people who enjoy living in this beautiful little town and we look forward to welcoming you.

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I love Oxford. I love it so much that I even have a t-shirt with it written on in big letters. Sad, but true. I like walking down the street and everybody knows each other and says hello or stops for a chat.

Ian Kimpton

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN OXFORD?

Can't find what you are looking for? Get in touch with the locals, and we'll sort it out.

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EAT AND DRINK YOUR WAY THROUGH OXFORD

We have some excellent dining options for a small country town. From an American-themed diner to an upmarket wine bar, the best curries and pies in New Zealand (honestly) and our newly renovated local pub. Loosen your belt a notch and treat yourself to some good grub.

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WHO IS OPAC?

The Oxford Promotions Action Committee (OPAC) is a volunteer group passionate about promoting Oxford as a place to live, work and relax. That's why we've put this website together, and we hope you find it helpful in resourcing information about our wonderful little country town.

 

Our lively meetings are held at 7 pm on the third Monday of every month.  New members and people who are curious about becoming a member are warmly welcomed, so come along!

 

These are our aims:

 

  1. Promote and celebrate the beauty, attractions, and services of Oxford. 

  2. Encourage community and economic development. 

  3. Enhance employment and business.

  4. Encourage the community, visitors, and tourists to experience and enjoy Oxford. 

  5. Engage the public in community events

OPAC

GIVE US A SHOUT

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PO Box 46
Oxford 7430
North Canterbury

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