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GET OUTDOORS

The great outdoors beckons, and Oxford is the perfect base camp to explore and enjoy the stunning landscape.

Please get in touch with us to get your business listed or suggest a listing or activity that may be missing.

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TRAMPING, HIKING AND WALKING

The 11,350-hectare Oxford Forest Conservation area features walking and mountain biking tracks and a Recreational Hunting Area.

From the beautiful Ryde Falls track to the challenging Wharfdale Track or a climb up Mt Oxford to admire the stunning scenery, there is something to suit everyone.

Download the Canterbury Foothills Forest Brochure.

RIBBLESDALE GARDEN

The garden will surprise and enchant you!  Over the last 38 years, it has been transformed into a succession of surprises as you move from one landscaped area to the next.

Lose yourself in 4 acres of tranquillity - beautiful at all times, breathtaking in spring. Friendly fantails follow you around while you chance upon a host of gardens. The variety of textures and colours is endless.

For garden lovers and all other interested clubs, Ribblesdale is an absolute must for those wanting to get away from the rush of everyday life into a relaxing, unique NZ garden experience. 

Website: https://www.ribblesdalegardens.co.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RibblesdaleGardensOxford/

Email: ribblesdale@xtra.co.nz

MEARS TRACK

Mears Track is a 2-minute loop bush walk about 4 km from the centre of Oxford.

A rustic walkway, this stand of native bush is one of few near the Oxford township and is a QEII Covenant. The track is clearly defined with native plants identified and incorporates seating and a lookout.

Access from Main Street, turn right into Mill Road, left into Bush Road on a bend and right into Crallans Drain Road (approx 3kms). There is a gravel parking area approx 1km from the turnoff.

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MOUNTAIN BIKING

More detailed information about this business is coming soon, including links to the website and Facebook, plus email and phone contacts.

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HORSERIDING

More detailed information about this activity is coming soon, including links to the website and Facebook, plus email and phone contacts.

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ASHLEY GORGE

Play and swim in the beautiful clean river, hunt for cockabullies or do one of three different grades of walk. One is a pushchair accessible where you can hunt for fairy doors!

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LEES VALLEY

More detailed information about this activity is coming soon, including links to the website and Facebook, plus email and phone contacts.

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DOG PARK

Give the dog a run at our new dog park behind the Main Street cemetery.

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