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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were desperate to get away, but still be close to home after a few strenuous months, and while we usually have use our pop top camper - this time we decided on a cabin so hubby could work on his thesis defence while we were away. A+ decision all round. The Kowhai cabin gave us all plenty of room...

Thank TotallyItchyFeet
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A group of 26 MG Car Club Idle Buggers had the most perfect top down drive to a perfect picnic spot at Manaia/Little River Camp Ground. Sky was bright blue with a tinge of autumn in the trees. Retirement should be about spending timeand simple food with friends in lovely surroundings. Thanks to Marcus for making us feel so welcome.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We found this place by accident while traveling from Christchurch. Spent there one night in a tent. Amazing place with everything you need located in beautiful area with lot of charming spots hidden in every corner.

Thank janww2017
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We stayed here for one night after arriving at Christchurch airport. It was easy to find, only a short trip from the city and yet felt peaceful and relaxing. The owner was great - easy-going and helpful. He immediately made us feel welcome and was on hand to give tips. The site itself is cosy but has many hidden areas...

Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Awesome place with the best hosts ever, great for the kids and perfect for all ages. Clean, well equiped and friendly! Space was tight with it being holiday weekend but Marcus had pre warned everyone and organised the camp great so it didn't matter and we didn't feel packed in at all. Honestly couldn't fault the place x

Thank SarahHerod
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great place this if you don't mind getting back to basics. Three night stay was a highlight of our NZ road trip. Stayed in two of the onsite cabins - clean and well kitted out. How can you not love the "loveshack". Marcus is a gem at looking after people. I really like the way he interacts with his guests....

Thank lynnpet2017
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

There is something special about this place. It is in a really beautiful spot, the staff are lovely and the amenities all Eco friendly. I had a wonderful nights sleeps here, the showers were ok and I believe they are getting a revamp. The toilets and kitchen were clean and the area felt really safe.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Marcus and Megan were extremely kind in letting me stay at the campground since it is only a summer campground. The campground is found in the beautiful Okuti Valley, set in 18 acres with several short walks, the Okuti River running through it, native bush, trees and birdlife, "scary slippery slide" and stunning views of the Okuti Valley. This is...

Thank Kelly P
LittleRiverCamp, Owner at Little River Campground, responded to this review

Thanks Kelly for your kind review and photos of the camp. I hope you had a safe and easy bike ride down south and we wish you all the best for your fund raising walk and ride. take care and maybe we'll see you in the summer, when things are a bit more colourful and warm here!. Marcus and Megan

Reviewed 20 February 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in a campervan and this was a real highlight of our visit to NZ. The campsite has a wonderful feel and lots of walking tracks to lose yourself in whilst staying there. Marcus is very friendly and helpful and gave us lots of hints and tips of what to see and do whilst in the...

Thank dorsetgra
LittleRiverCamp, Owner at Little River Campground, responded to this review

Hello Graham and Karen, Thanks for your positive review of the campground and we really appreciate peoples feedback. You have summed up what we are trying to achieve excellently so thanks again and you are welcome back anytime....as long as its not winter, as we're closed because of the cold. All the best, Marcus and Megan.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Hard to find but worth the effort. A lovely small campground with the Okuti river running through it. The rocky stream is a great place for kids and adults to cool off. The site is a haven for kids to explore and entertain themselves. Interesting walks through well preserved remnant native bush. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Jenni B
LittleRiverCamp, Owner at Little River Campground, responded to this review

Hi Jenni, Thanks for the positive and informative review of our little camp. We are 'off the beaten track' but in saying this, we are only 5km from Little River village and highway 75. Thanks again and maybe we'll see you again. Cheers again, Marcus Puentener

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A peaceful, relaxing campground with powered campervan and tent sites and plus cabins at the gateway to Banks Peninsula 45minutes from the city and airport on a sealed flat road. Close to Akaora. Nestled in the secluded picturesque Okuti Valley with private native bush reserve to explore plus slippery slides & in-ground trampoline. Only 45 minutes from Christchurch we are the perfect place to start or finish your holiday. No hills to travel over, ideal for first day campervan drivers. The owners are happy to help you plan and suggest the best places to see on the peninsula and the South Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Little River Campground

Address: 287 Okuti Valley Road, Little River 7591, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Little River
Price Range: $14 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Definitely follow the trails and take the walks!”
  • follow the trails map up the hill for a spectacular sunset
gcincinnati, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The cabins are all awesome from what we saw. Good as gold is in a great spot near the showers”
betharmando, 17 Nov 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the "Good as Gold" cabin which has an awesome deck with a little gate so that you can lock in the kids or the dogs.”
briars2014, 28 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Limited power sites, so if you want power book in early.”
smiliekiwi, 23 Nov 2013 | Read review
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