Chamberlain Park is is an historical park in the middle of Amberley, but away from the main road, including an original cob cottage which was moved here from a farm after the storms of 1975 damaged it so much that the upstairs had to be removed. It was rebuilt by the Amberley Historical Society on this site. There is a collection inside of original settler furnishings and clothing and it is all managed by the Kowai Archives Society which has lost its premises due to earthquake concerns.
The rest of the park is landscaped and includes a children's playground. It used to be the site of the local school, where Rewi Alley was brought up, as his father was the school principal. Alley later became celebrated for his significant educational work in China. The Hall at the current school is also named for Alley.
The 'Hurunui Pathway' goes by here, it is a collection of 21 historical information panels which lead walkers through the town. Amberley also lays claim to Charles Upham VC and had a large statue to him in the main street, however his farm was some 50km away at the Conway River Mouth.
A block south of the Hurunui Pathway is Amberley's oldest building, the picturesque Catholic Church of the Holy Passion of our Lord, built in 1866 for the now invisible settlement of Brackenfield, and moved here in the 1950s.