Oxford New Zealand

Oxford is a small rural town, nestled under the foothills, 55km from Christchurch on Route 72. The native foothills offer scenic and bush walks. Nearby Ashley Gorge, 8km from Oxford, is a popular picnic spot with good river swimming, fishing and camping. The Waimakariri River offers salmon and trout fishing and the gorge spectacular scenery.


As British Red Cross volunteers have visited Red Cross and Red Crescent organisations and projects en route.

We have also met alumni from The Queens College, Oxford University, and Oxford Brookes University.

We have spoken to to various organisations en route including Rotary, business groups, schools and Red Cross & Red Crescent societies. We are happy to give presentations to other groups. Please contact us at timandjo@oxford2oxford.co.uk or (0044) 7798 725 077.

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5th May 2004

Oxford UK

7th May 2004

London Eye

8th May 2004

World Red Cross Day

May 2004

Drive France - Spain - Morocco

June - July 2004

Drive across North Africa: Morocco - Algeria - Tunisia - Libya - Egypt

End July 2004

Ship Damietta, Egypt to Bombay, India

August - September 2004

Drive around southern India via most southerly tip

Early October 2004

Ship Madras, India to Singapore

End October 2004

ship Singapore to Fremantle, Australia

October - December 2004

Drive up to North Western Australia, around the West and South West coasts, across the Nullarbor Plain, over Snowy mountains and up the South East coast of New South Wales to Sydney

4th February 2005

Bluebridge Ferry Wellington - Picton

13th February 2005

Arrive Oxford, South Island, New Zealand

15th February 2005

Evening presentation at Oxford Town Hall

For details of our arrival in Oxford, NZ, contact Shirley Farrell meg29@ihug.co.nz + 64 (0) 800 279382.

22-28 February 2005

NZ Red Cross appeal week

Mid March 2005

Oxford2Oxford fundraising event in Christchurch

End March 2005

Oxford2Oxford fundraising car event Auckland

Mid April 2005

Ship Auckland - Sydney

April/May 2005

3000 mile drive up East Coast & through outback Australia.

End May 2005

The Ghan train from Alice Springs to Adelaide

May/June 2005

Ship Adelaide to La Spezia, Italy

July 2005

Drive Italy (Solfeino) - Geneva - Paris - Calais

11th July 2005

Ferry Calais - Dover

19 -23rd July 2005

Drive Dover - London - Oxford

23rd July

Arrive at Oxford, UK