Affordable accommodation close to Akaroa. Eco camping.

Book for Christmas now. Limited sites till available.

The perfect base for exploring Banks Peninsula. An unique experience off the tourist trail. Riverside sites and 5h of native bush and walks. Ideal first night for new arrivals and free travel advice if needed.

Only 45 minutes from Christchurch. A safe, peaceful retreat. Free WI-FI, dog friendly, free hot showers. Click on the map→

2014/15 rates •$15/adult •$10/kids 13 and under • kids 3 and under free • $5 for power

Scary Slippery Slides. Call for details.

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, more like a DOC camp than a holiday park.

Ideal as a first night stop for newly arrived tourists in campers. 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.

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 not affiliated with any chain of holiday parks, preferring to be ‘Unique  Boutique’. Somewhere special and memorable.

(The toilets are dry loo long drops, a part of trying to be eco!)

2014/15 rates •$15/adult •$10/kids 13 and under • kids 3 and under free • $5 for power

  • Caravan and campervan sites
  • Powered and tent sites
  • Free hot showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Sheltered kitchen area with gas hob, microwave, jug etc.
  • Seasonal herb garden
  • BBQ available
  • Scary Slippery Slides -open on occasion
  • Small swimming hole
  • Riverside picnic areas
  • Playground with ground level trampoline
  • Midday checkout, or later by request.
  • Dog friendly (conditions include on lead at all times & well behaved)


Please note: No EFTPOS/ credit card facilities. Payment on arrival please.

Long drop/ dry earth toilets. (eco composting trial). They do have an organic smell so if you’re sensitive stop for a coffee and cake at one of the great Little River eating establishments and use their toilets before you arrive!

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





Little River Campground
287a Okuti Valley Road, Little River
Phone: 03 325 1014
Cell: 021 6 11 820 or


The Drum Festival

The Drum Festival will be held in March 2015. You can see some photos here.

Links to our friends

Big little River

Eco Find

New Zealand’s Information Network

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