Local Attractions

Spencer Park

There are large picnic areas, as well as BBQs, which you’re welcome to book for outdoor family functions or work dos.

If you’re thinking of booking a picnic area for the day within the park, then have a look at the information on the council website.

There is a large grassy field within the road boundaries which has loads of space for games and gatherings. Plus there is some sandy volleyball if you’re up for it.

They even have a large adventure playground with climbing ropes, flying foxes, swings (including a wheelchair swing, just pick up the key at the office) and loads more.

There is a large sandpit with digger and dizzying swivel chair! If your little ones want to paddle, there is a large shallow pool for them to splash away, as well as a sheltered seat for tired parents to watch from just out of splash range.

This incredible park is right next door and is huge domain for you to roam and adventure in.

For a map and more information on Spencer Park and the surrounding reserve and wildlife area, there is a pdf brochure available.

Adrenalin Forest

Test your limits,  Conquer your fears!


This adventure park is 'Challenge by choice', you start on the first pathway then it's up to you to carry on to the next.

Suitable for a wide range of ages and fitness levels, and is ideal for family activities.

To find out more about this great attraction go to the their website: Adrenalin Forest


Within the camp we have direct beach access, so you can safely access the beach without having to cross any roads.
Bring along your buckets, pails and shovels, collect some shells or seaweed and you have an excellent canvas for kids imagination.
There is also a surf club which provides safe supervision of swimming within the flags and has outdoor showers to help clean the salt of your skin.
The beach often has great surf, so make sure to bring your surfboards and body boards to ride the waves to the shore.
If anything else, it’s a beautiful walk or a great place for a run.

If you’d like to drive your 4WD vehicle along the beach to the Waimakariri river mouth to fish, you’ll need to purchase a key and beach permit from the camp office.

Bottle Lake Forest

Behind our camp is a large pine plantation which has many walking tracks and even more mountain bike tracks all suited to different ages and skill levels. There is something for everyone!
Bring along your bikes and walking shoes and take a trip through the idyllic and expansive forest. Bottle lake maps are available at the office.
If you’re horse orientated, there are tracks within the forest for those wanting to go for a ride, as well as a horse park across the road or even just go for a canter down the beach.
For more information about the horse riding in our area go to Icelandic Horse Treks.



Bottle Lake Forest is also a great place to do orienteering. We have orienteering maps available in the office for plenty of fun tracking out markers in the forest. Just $4.00, pick up at the office with four varying courses ranging from easy and quick, to more challenging.

It is a great way to explore the forest and do some clever detective work at the same time!

Brooklands lagoon

The Seafield Park walkway winds its way around the stunning Brooklands lagoon which is a sight you can’t miss!
It’s about 3km to the end in Brooklands and there are several lookout platforms along the way to check out the great views.

The lagoon empties and fills with the tide, which brings in a variety of birds and wildlife, great to get the little ones involved in bird spotting.
Towards the Brooklands end, the Waimakiriri river mouth which connects to the lagoon is deep enough at high tide for some water skiing or knee boarding if you’re up for it.

There is a seasonal wetland just off the Spencer Park recreational area which makes for a lovely short walk. It features a large pond with a board walk over the top of the wetlands themselves, plus a lovely picnic area at the far end for a lunch in the bush.

For a map and more information on walkways and wildlife this brochure.will provide you with more information.


Not far from the camp and part of the Spencer Park recreational area is the Wetlands Walk. This features a large pond area with a picnic ground at one end, and a walkway around it with part of it being a board walk over the wetland area itself.

For a map and more information on walkways in wetlands and lagoon area, a brochure is available.

Other Local Attractions

Mini Golf

There is a course in Spencer Park with the gear to get you playing available to hire from us for $4 per person. This includes Golf club, golf ball and score card.

It’s a great game to keep the kids entertained or for a bit of healthy competition!

Animal Farm

Geese, pigs, sheep, peacocks, chickens. A great place to take the children just across the road.
Delightful for children as they get to get up and close to a range of farm animals and good for parents because the kids aren’t bored for once.
Free admission for all ages.
For a map showing where the animal park is, the surrounding walks, reserves and wildlife areas, there is a brochure available .

Styx River

Popular for a leisurely kayak in the sun.


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