Campsite Directory

We know that it can be a real mission trying to find and organise camps for your youth group, so we have done the first step for you and collated information about a whole pile of camp facilities in the Canterbury region. If you have ideas of locations that we have missed then please email us so we can add it to the list. Happy Camping!

Living Springs

Location: Bamfords Road, Allandale, Governors Bay
Distance from Christchurch: 18km from Christchurch
Capacity: 150+ 
Activities: BMX Track, Tennis Courts, Go-Carts, Horses, Adventure Play grounds, Trampolines, Volleyball, Mini Golf, Sailing, Rock climbing, Abseiling, Swimming, Tenting, Canoeing, Rifle Shooting
Contact: 03 329 9788

Blue Skies

Location: Kaiapoi
Distance from Christchurch: 20km
Capacity: Halls, Bunkrooms and Camp Sites
Activities: Abseiling Tower, Rock Climbing Wall, Swimming Pool
Contact: 03 327 8007

Glenroy Lodge

Location: Glenroy
Distance from Christchurch: 72km West from Christchurch
Capacity: Bunks for 50, also has caravan points, camp sites
Activities: River, Large Outdoor Area
Contact: 03 379 5996 ,

Glentui Meadows – Camp and Conference Centre

Location: Glentui Bush Road
Distance from Christchurch: 15km from Oxford
Capacity: Sleeps up to 120
Activities: Swimming pool, walks/tramps, orienteering, Archery
Contact: 03 312 1165,

Lake Lyndon Lodge (Pathfinder Lodge)

Location: Shores of Lake Lyndon
Distance from Christchurch: 90km from Christchurch
Activities: Skiing, Hiking and Water Activities
Contact: Earl Hasse – 03 352 0348,
Seventh Day Adventist Church, PO Box 25083, Christchurch

Mt Hutt Retreat

Location: Mt Hutt
Distance from Christchurch: 15km from Methven
Capacity: 100 Beds
Activities: Abseiling, Archery, Mountain Bikes, Waterslide, Bush walks
Contact: 03 302 8599, 

Okains Bay Beach Reserve & Camping Ground

Location: Okains Bay, Banks Peninsula
Distance from Christchurch: 
Capacity: Camp grounds
Activities:Seaside Activities, Kitchen with full cooking facilities
Contact: 03 304 8789,

Orton Bradley Park

Location: Charteris Bay, Banks Peninsula
Distance from Christchurch:
Capacity: School house available for sleeping accommodation
Activities: Horse Treks, Sea Activities, Good Walks
Cost Range:
Contact: Park Manager – 03 329 4730

Kakariki Camps

Location: Staveley
Distance from Christchurch: 90 mins from Christchurch
Capacity: Up to 80 people
Activities: Archery, Stream Study, Mindfulness, Team Building
Contact: 021 995517,

Spencer Park

Location: North of Christchurch, by the beach. 
Distance from Christchurch: 14km North of Christchurch
Capacity: Accommodation for 48
Activities: Large Field, Flying Fox, Adrenaline Forest across the road
Contact: 03 329 8721,

Ashley Gorge Motor Park and Cabins

Location: Glentui Road, Oxford
Distance from Christchurch:
Capacity: Converted Schools into bunkhouse
Activities: River, forest walks, kayaking, fishing
Contact: 03 312 4099, 

Flock Hill Lodge

Location: Towards Arthurs Pass
Distance from Christchurch: 110km from Christchurch
Capacity: Accommodation for 36
Activities: Games room, TV, High Country Station Activities, Skiing, Boating, Fishing
Contact: 03 318 8196,

Hanmer Springs Forest Camp

Location: Hanmer Springs
Distance from Christchurch: 3km East of Hanmer Springs
Capacity: Accommodation for 120
Activities: Forest Walks and Hot Pools
Contact: 03 315 7202,
PO Box 41, Hanmer Springs

Journeys End Camp

Location: North Loburn
Distance from Christchurch: 50km North of Christchurch
Capacity: Accommodation for 60+
Activities: Hall, Bush Walks
Contact: 327-7841,
11 Merton Place, Bryndwr

Woodend Christian Camp

Location: Woodend
Distance from Christchurch: 1.2km from Woodend
Capacity: Accommodation for 150
Activities: Near the Beach, Mini Golf, Climbing Wall, Flying Fox, Volleyball, Aero Jump, Rifle Shooting, Archery, Dodgeball, Go Kart, Orienteering, Trampolines, Waterslide
Contact: 03 312 7149

Wainui Camp (YMCA)

Location: Wainui Valley Road, Akaroa, RD
Distance from Christchurch: 80km from Christchurch
Capacity: Accommodation for 150+
Activities: Adventure Play Ground, Beach Activities, Fishing
Contact: 03 304 8460,

Lakeland Park

Location: Kelvin Heights Peninsula, Queenstown
Distance from Christchurch:
Activities: Archery, Soccer nets, Orienteering Course, Kayaking, Swimming, Walking, Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Boating
Contact: 03 422 8809

Hibburt Park Camp Site

Location: 103 Heyders Road, Spencerville, North East Christchurch
Distance from Christchurch:
Capacity: Accommodation for 72 and power sites and tent sites
Activities: Mountain Biking Tracks, walking and running tracks, beach walks, Spencer Park Picnic Grounds, Beach Volleyball and Flying Foxes, Rope Climbing and High wire courses. 
Contact: 03 383 2180 or

Forest Lodge Camp

Location: Mt Cheeseman Ski Field Rd, Castle Hill, 7580
Distance from Christchurch: 1.5 hours
Capacity: The off-grid lodge accommodates 38 people with additional camping spaces available as well
Activities: Mountain Biking Tracks, walking and running tracks, rock/boulder climbing, Cave Stream nearby, Craigieburn Range.
03 318 8601 or