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Little River Campground

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287 Okuti Valley Road, Little River 7591 New Zealand
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#2 of 4 Speciality lodging in Little River
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A peaceful, relaxing campground with powered campervan and tent sites and plus basic cabins at the gateway to Banks Peninsula 45minutes from the city and airport on a sealed flat road. Close to Akaroa. Nestled in the secluded picturesque Okuti Valley with private native bush reserve to explore plus slippery slides & in-ground trampoline. 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.
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490peterj wrote a review Nov 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand79 contributions6 helpful votes
Nice site but if you use composting toilets you have to have adequate for busy times especially when weather is hot. Also a pain not having vehicle on site nice setting pathetic wireless internet. Great idea mud slide and bonfire for children
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your comments Peter. We keep non essential vehicles off site to make it safer for the kids at the campground. If you are a parent with small children it means you can relax. As we are an eco campground the toilets are waterless, a system called Clivus Multrum, helping to save a precious resource (the water). They can smell in hot weather but it is mostly when guests do not use them properly, and even with adequate signage people leave the seats up. They are cleaned regularly and we have few complaints. Toughen up eh? Finally you are on holiday and not here to watch netflix, the wifi is pathetic, as are a rural property, so city folk use to ultra fast broadband will have to adapt. Our campers are mostly happy with their stay, as the reviews attest to, so maybe our place is not for you. We don;t force anyone to stay and do state all your concerns on our website so guests know what to expect. Sorry we did not gain a 5 star review from you. Thanks for the feedback though, Marcus (owner, cleaner, host).
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CMelissa wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada144 contributions11 helpful votes
Unique experience at this cute and quiet eco-campground, nestled amidst native forest lands. Beautiful bird sounds, nature walks, and funky communal cooking/eating area. If walking into the hills nearby, check out the old movie set, gigantic slip n’ slide, and views from the lookout.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marcus Puentener, Owner at Little River Campground
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Thanks for the review Melissa. There is plenty do explore here and in the area. However the ChinaTown film set has been removed due to its temporary nature. Cheers Marcus
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Hamish Wheelans wrote a review Feb 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand12 contributions
This campground is set amongst native trees with walking and bike tracks close by. A simple facility with with a nice feel. All of what you need and more. Lots of things for kids to do. Clean facilities too.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Oct 2020
Thanks for the review and yes, there is plenty of biking from here. We are a good base for Banks Peninsula exploring and happy to give advice and tracks and beaches and other activities. Thanks, Marcus
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ChristianUhl wrote a review Feb 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark44 contributions53 helpful votes
Little River Campground has almost everything you need for tent or powered camper (no dump station though). Eco toilets, hot showers, friendly owner. And an AWESOME area to explore. There’s a little creek with big, old eels in it. And if you’re up for a challenge, the Utoki Track offers 7 km of trekking and an ascent of 8-900 meters. Great spot.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marcus Puentener, Owner at Little River Campground
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Thanks for the review and well summed up the camp and the walks. There ae some more too, from Summit to Shore, only 1.5hours to the beach and Saddle Hill with amazing views over Akaroa and the southern bays. Kind regards Marcus
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ajmm91 wrote a review Feb 2020
Greater Wellington, New Zealand14 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely little rustic charming site, clean hot showers and eco loos, a good outdoor kitchen with everything you could need. Marcus was a good host very informative and friendly. Very relaxing listening to the sound of the river and birdsong. Easy access to Akaroa and Banks Peninsula.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Oct 2020
Happy camping is what we try and provide. Marcus
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New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionLittle River
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Frequently Asked Questions about Little River Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Little River Campground?
Nearby attractions include Little River Gallery (3.6 km), Manderley Farm (5.7 km), and Barrys Bay Cheese (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Little River Campground?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and free internet access.
Is parking available at Little River Campground?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Little River Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little River Diner, Little River Cafe and Store, and Hilltop Tavern.
Are pets allowed at Little River Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.