Spencer Park is 14km north-east of Christchurch. The main access is off Heyders Road.
Metroinfo (external link)has up-to-date bus information.
Gates are open from 8am to 7pm and during daylight saving months from 8am to 9pm. The Animal Park is open from 9am to 4pm.
Gate closures are administered by ADT security. A call out fee will be charged to release vehicles. Beach gates are closed at all times.