Accommodation close to Akaroa. The perfect base for exploring Banks Peninsula. One of the most affordable places to stay on Banks Peninsula.

Only 45 minutes from Christchurch. A safe, peaceful & unique retreat. Free WI-FI, dog friendly, free hot showers.

The Campground is open from 26 September

Scary Slippery Slides. CLOSED until 26 Sept.

Little River Campground, formerly Birdlands has something for everyone.

Big enough to lose yourself in, but small enough for
intimate gatherings. Click on the map for a close look. We have had some flood damage on 5 March. We are open but some tracks and cabins are unaccessible.

We also have standard cabins available to rent details here

A peaceful riverside camp with the lush beauty of the West Coast yet less than an hour from Christchurch makes this the perfect venue for your special occasion.

Ideal for 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 like camping use to be- relaxed and unpretentious. (The toilets are dry loo long drops, part of trying to be eco!) Kids playing on the trampoline or in the river, exploring and being adventurous while you sit back and relax knowing they are safe and enjoying themselves. We do not belong to a chain of holiday parks, preferring to be ‘Unique  Boutique’.

2014/15 rates


•$10/kids 13 and under

• kids 3 and under free.

  • Caravan and campervan sites
  • Powered and tent sites
  • Free hot showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Sheltered kitchen area
  • BBQ available
  • Scary Slippery Slides -open on occasion
  • 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
287 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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