Oxford is a scenic service town located in rural Waimakariri. Positioned on the Inland Scenic Route, Oxford welcomes numerous travellers who enjoy the town's eateries, boutique shops and recreation opportunities including hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.
Oxford and the nearby Ashley Gorge area is home to 3,620 residents, with the population expected to increase by about 150 in the next five years. Healthcare is the largest employer in the Oxford area, closely followed by agriculture, construction, retail and education.
Residents enjoy the small-town vibe, great facilities and the easy access to the foothills, alpine environment and rivers.