Kiwi bach on Banks Peninsula. Reopen in Sept 2016.

Bach or holiday home | Little River | #12933

  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Affordable holidays only 45 mins from Christchurch at the gateway to Banks Peninsula
  • Classic Kiwi Campground nestled in Okuti Valley. Park like settings with river and native bush
  • Mudslides, swimming hole, rail trial, beaches, cafes, art gallery, surfing, walks, MTBing.

Relax under the 100 year old walnut trees or find a private picnic area.

The Love Shack is a perfect hide away close to Christchurch. Hidden in native bush beside the Okuti River you can escape the rat race for $75 (for up to 3 people/night).

The Kowhai cabin is part of The Little River Campground in Okuti Valley, a sheltered spot close to Christchurch and Akaroa. Sleeps up to 8- from $110 for four.

The campground has four cabins including 'Kowhai' our family sized cabin and 'The Love Shack' suitable for a couple but can sleep a family as well as powered and campsites all set next to the Okuti River. If Kowhai is booked we may well have something else available, so please get in touch. The kids you will love the in-ground trampoline and water slides. There is also a small swimming hole and 5 hectares of native bush with walks from 10 minutes to one hour. The Manaia Native Habitat is part of the property and is covered in native trees such as Totara and Matai and a mighty 450 year old Kaihikatea (White Pine). Wake to the dawn chorus of bellbirds, shining cuckoo, wood pigeons and fantails, to name a few.

Known as 'The Gateway' to Banks Peninsula Little River has something for everyone. Rail trail, beaches, cafes, art gallery and craft station. Travel time is only 45 minutes from Christchurch City and you do not need to go over any hills to get here- so if the kids are complaining, 'are we there yet?', you can say, YES.

We are 4 kms to the Little River Rail Trail, 30 minutes to Akaroa and 20 minutes to Tumbledown Bay, a safe, clean, sheltered beach. Magnet Bay is one of the best surf spots and is 20mins from the campground.

Special conditions: To be discussed at time of bookings. Dogs allowed on agreement with management.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Special events venue
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline

Bed layouts

  • Kids Bunk

  • Kids Bunk

  • Kids Bunk

  • kids bunk room

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • middle room

    1 x Single bed

  • Middle Room

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 2 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Gifts & giveaways: Free scary slippery mudslide pass for everyone- adults included when you stay at The Little River Campground facility

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat Rate
27-Oct-16 to 31-Dec-17
$75+/night $75+/night
For up to 3 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

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