OXFORD

Oxford is a Canterbury town that is on the Inland scenic inland travel route. You will travel through Oxford from the Rangiora direction if making for the West Coast or the lMount Hutt and adjacent Ski Fields.

Oxford is a long but small town that has two claims to fame; firstly Oxford is the town famous chef Jo Seager set up her café, shop and kitchen. This business is a very busy enterprise and at this time very successful. The café draws the café set and regular patrons from Christchurch and the surrounding areas.

The other claim to fame was pipping Tirau in the central Nth Island to claim the name Oxford for the town name. Unlike the very wealthy Cambridge in the Nth Island Oxford is a struggling Sth Island town.

Oxford was originally a logging town: trees were felled from forests in the area, and then hauled by beast to Christchurch. A mural depicting life from that era is painted on the side wall of the butchers shop.

Oxford's excellent historical museum is housed in a building that was built by the community from more than 20,000 hand-made bricks.

There is Hotel at West Oxford and has good profile when traveling from the South.

Oxford has representation with the traditional church denominations.

The Oxford War Memorial has good profile in the town centre.

A visit to Jo Seager's for coffee determines a stop and browse at Oxford.

 

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course