As an outdoor venue we do not require vaccine passport information.

email or call 021 611820 for booking information.

As we are a small campground sites over New years are available but we do prefer longer stays, as those arriving on 31 Dec have limited site options. We may not have many sites for very large tents, gazebos, or huge caravans.

Bubble Parties- book the camp for your extended bubble and enjoy time with friends and family. We sometimes have one night vacancies for cabins and sites, so email and ask. Before booking please understand our cancellation policy.

For bookings and information email us.


A family friendly campground at the gateway to Banks Peninsula. Accommodation and native bird sanctuary set in native bush. Less than one hour from Christchurch & Akaroa. An ‘old school’ classic kiwi campground off the beaten track. ‘The Sunniest most sheltered little camp on the peninsula’.  Ideal for caravans, campers, tents and even hammocks! We also have small cottages ranging from $90- $150. Old school children’s basic playground- the ground-level trampoline is a hit. We’re also  Banks Peninsula’s only dog friendly campground. 

To hire the campground exclusively, please email or call 03 325 1014. Ideal for special occasions with silent disco option, so you can party all night! 

Formerly known as Birdlands Sanctuary the area is home to Tui, Koromiko/Bellbirds, Piwakawaka/fantails, Kereru/wood pigeons, Ruru/morepork and protected tuna/eels in the Okuti River.

Also Ideal for school camps with an environmental aspect.


Over summer we prefer longer bookings, at least 3 nights, if not longer. Let us know if you have a large tent or caravan as sites are limited.

Full refund for bookings if lockdown prevents your holiday. Plenty of outdoor space for covid social distancing too.

FREE WIFI- ‘its slow as’, but works.

$2 for hot showers for 5 minutes- enough for 2 quick showers. $4 Laundry. 

Our peaceful, safe haven is a perfect base for exploring Banks Peninsula. Powered and unpowered riverside sites plus 5h of native bush and walks to explore. We are less than one hour from Christchurch along flat safe, sealed roadsClick on map to enlarge→

2021/22 rates •$20/adult • $10/kids -3-14 • $5/infants  • kids under 1 free.  • $5 for power.  Day visitors $5. Kids fee often includes either slippery slides and or a campfire, over busy times. (not guaranteed)

No EFTPOS sorry. Cash preferred. Bank transfer before arrival and Credit card facilities via on line available.

Scary Slippery Slides.  $5. Free when you stay. (if open)

Little River Campground (formerly Birdlands) has something for everyone. Big enough to lose yourself in, but small enough for intimate gatherings. We also have standard cabins available to rent details here

A peaceful riverside camp with the lush beauty of the South Island’s West Coast yet less than an hour from Christchurch makes this the perfect venue for any occasion. A natural setting, so if you like sterile holiday parks with no character, stay somewhere else.

Ideal as a first night stop for newly arrived tourists in campers. (We’d be happy to give you travel advice). Back to nature holidays, weddings, retreats, parties, birthdays and with the advantage of affordable accommodation. Plan a romantic getaway in one of our cute cabins or have a camping holiday with your family. Private camp areas for group bookings.

Nostalgic Camping is what we call it. Back to basics camping like it use to be. Kids playing on the trampoline or in the river, exploring and being adventurous while you sit back and relax knowing they’re safe. We are a small business 100% kiwi owned and not affiliated with any chain of holiday parks, preferring to be ‘Unique  Boutique’. Somewhere special and memorable. The camping areas are limited but there is 5h of bush to escape to.

We have a safety policy to keep vehicles away from the sites making it safer for kids. There is no parking on the campsites, except for campervans (obviously)

Our toilets are waterless the world reknown Clivus Multrum system, saving water and the environment.

Hot showers from free cold to 42degrees. Wide access and family shower.

2021/22- fees •$20/adult •$10/kids 3-14 •$5/infants under 3 •Babies under 1 free •$5 for power •  Please note: No EFTPOS/ facilities. Payment before arrival preferred. Free accommodation for work & WWOOFERs welcome by arrangement.

  • Powered and unpowered caravan and campervan sites. 
  •  Sheltered Tent sites- snug sites possible at busy times.
  • Hot showers $2 for 5 minutes, or free cold shower! 
  • Zero waste- what you bring in you take out, except food scraps.
  • Free but slow WiFi Hotspot – our ‘slow as’ service!
  • Laundry and washing line for drying- $4 for a cold wash includes eco laundry liquid.
  • Sheltered kitchen area with hot water sinks, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster, jug. Bring pots, cutlery, tea towels etc.
  • Seasonal herb garden- 
  • BBQ available. Bring your gas bottle just in case.
  • Scary Slippery Slides – open only sometimes, so call.
  • Crazy gaint swing from our 200yr old Matai tree.
  • River to play in with small pools- make some dams!
  • Feed a few old eels- they like left over meat.
  • Riverside picnic areas (and secret spots for romancing)
  • Playground with ground level trampoline
  • Late checkout available, just ask
  • Dog friendly (on a lead at all times & well behaved- no yapping!)
  • Ask about our premium upgrade- preferred site, free wifi, hot showers and late checkout.


  • Cancellation Policy- We are a small private business and cancellations affect us greatly. Please don’t confirm a booking if you are not committed to staying. We reserve a site or cabin for you so this can prevent other travellers from staying. (Your travel insurance may cover you for unexpected changes).
    Total lose of deposit or fee if cancelling within 48 hours from booking date. +48hours notice lose of one nights fee. Over busy periods lose of full fee. Cabins – lose of full fee if cancelled within one week.
  • Managers discretion to waive or lower fee depending on situation, so ask. Changing your mind because of weather is not one of them sorry.
  • You can postpone a booking in some circumstances but have to rebook with the season.  Dependant on availability. Loss of fee may apply.
  • Credit card- A valid credit card in the name of the guest must be presented on check-in. Any damage caused during the stay may be charged against that card (so watch what your kids do).


For a list of what to bring we suggest looking at this link ‘thatscamping’




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Little River Campground
287a Okuti Valley Road, Little River
Phone: 03 325 1014
Cell: 021 611 820 or


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