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Getting there: Ashley Gorge Recreation Reserve is on the road between Oxford and Loburn. You can access the reserve from either Oxford/Tram Road or Rangiora.
Know before you go:
- Easy flat walk for young and old, but there are a series of steps from the road by the bridge to the track.
- Park in the Ashley Gorge Reserve and follow the track across the bridge to the steps.
- Toilets, picnic amenities and a shop for drinks and ice-creams are all at the reserve. There is also a camping holiday park if you wish to stay overnight.
- Dogs very welcome on a leash on both the track and the picnic area.
What to bring: DOC Short Walks gear list
Go and explore
Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word about the Ashley Gorge Reserve Advisory Group – who developed and look after this track. Write it down.
Claim your reward
Tell us the Ashley Rakahuri Gorge code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.
Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.
Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal – see how many you can collect.