The Council sets fees and charges each year under the Annual Plan. A range of different fees apply for booking spaces in Parks and Gardens.

Edmonds Factory Garden

The following fees apply for Park and Gardens bookings:

  • Picnic: $70
  • Wedding: $70
  • Wedding (Garden and Heritage Park): $100
  • Wedding Botanic Gardens or Mona Vale: $150
  • Beaches and Port Hills: Free (must be booked if priority use required) 
  • Small Sports Field: $50 
  • Large Sports Field: $110
  • Bond for key: $50
  • Banner sites: $33 per site per week

Fees are inclusive of GST (15%). You can read more about fees and charges for the full range of Park bookings.


Park buildings

Travis Education Centre:

  • Under 20 people - $50
  • Over 20 people - $100
  • School groups and environmental groups are free of charge.

Akaroa Sports Pavilion:

  • $315 bond for private hire
  • Commercial/Social 1/2 day - $170.00, whole day $340
  • Community/Charity 1/2 day - $40.00, whole day $70

Banks Peninsula

All sites, including beaches around Banks Peninsula are free but must be booked if you want to ensure priority use.