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Little River Campground

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287 Okuti Valley Road, Little River 7591, New Zealand
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Little River Campground
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very good value for money! Just 15$ for hot showers, ulimited Wi-Fi, good toilets, a trampoline,a great athmosphere and a very stylish outdoor kitchen with tables and chairs. There are some possibilities to do short walks around the campsite and there are longer walks nearby. Close to Christchurch aswell as Akaroa. Could be a good stop before visiting Christchurch/ after... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a family campsite with some facilities for children. However it is quirky with a 'hippie' feel to it. It seems to appeal mostly to young people and young families. However as an older couple we were welcomed and felt perfectly at home. Sustainability is a key principle in the management of the site, evidenced in 'long-drop' toilets and... More 

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

Hello Lisa, Thanks for the positive review of the campground. I am pleased you felt welcome. You have summed us up well, even if we try not to be hippies! Sustainable camping is something we aim for, with the toilets being the world famous Clivus Multrum waterless system. Our is the only one this size in New Zealand. All the... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My favourite campground in New Zealand and I have stayed in many! The owners are so friendly and the stream running through the native forest next to where you camp is just perfect. Eco friendly with all the recycling and the compost toilets, which by the way do Not smell bad at all like some people might think. They are... More 

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

Hello Laura, Thanks so much for the amazing positive review and your descriptive explanation of our facilities and setting. You have really made our day, as we get lots of positive feedback, but few who get around to write a review. We wish you both all the best with your future travels and hope to see you again sometime. Thanks... More 

Cologne, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We very much enjoyed our two day stay at little river campground. It is a marvellous place in a stunning environment. It was almost as exciting as freedom camping, though all necessary services are provided on site (clean toilets, warm showers, friendly staff). We wished this kind of campgrounds existed in Europe! Extras such as the free open air cinema... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Having spend a fair amount of time in the main stream commercial type parks! This has got "heart" real people ,composting toilets, a bell to get Marcus attention and a slide! Peaceful in its simplicity!Recycled wonderland....!Five km from cafe and coffee that is highly recommended! The rail trail can be enjoyed either as a start of a well earned rest... More 

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

Thanks for your kind review. We are hoping to give even more heart to the campground and have plenty of plans for making the facilities even better. Small steps in our goal to be ' the best little campground around'. Hope to see you again and enjoy your summer. Marcus More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For a getaway with basic facilities this is the place to go. Perfect tranquility beside the river and among the native bush. Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay as did my son, partner and her 9 yr old daughter. Plenty to keep children amused and gives them a taste of how camping used to be. Marcus and Megan you are... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I loved my 4 day stay in the Little river campsite. Marcus welcomed us on arrival and made us feel at home straight away. The native bush is stunning and the walks through the hillside are a real treat. We were able to camp our van next to the river and were surrounded by birdsong for the duration of the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Marcas and Megan have really gone out of their way to make this place as unique and enjoyable as possible. The surroundings are amazing. We stayed in the good as gold cabin which was awesome, especially for $85!

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

Hello Beth, Thank you for taking the time to write us a positive review. It was great to meet you and the family and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay. Have a great summer and all the best. Marcus and Megan More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Little River Campground felt like Wonderland with its bushwalks and hidden hang-out areas and giant water slide. I wish we could have spent more time there. My favourite part was sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and catching the evening sun whilst listening to the birds. We loved that it was dog friendly and that the owners... More 

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

Thanks you for your favourable review of our campground. We think it is "Paradise' too (which is why we live here) and love to share it with like minded guests who appreciate nature and the relaxed setting. Hope to see you again and thanks again. Marcus and Megan. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Little River Campground offers a good accommodation in a native bush setting. Lots of birds around, lovely song at dusk and dawn. Outdoor kitchen is well equipped. Good walks around the area! For kids there's lots to discover as well and the mud slides offer great excitement. Nice spots for pitching your tent or camp in a van. Very relaxed... More 

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