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To promote the sustainable development of the Lake Wairewa and Southern Bays catchments, plan, fund, develop and establish facilities which contribute to the social, cultural, environmental or economic wellbeing of residents or visitors to that area'.
Birdlings Flat Gemstone & Fossil Museum

Birdling's Flat Gemstone and Fossil Museum - 67 Hillview Road, Birdlings Flat. Vince Burke - Phone 3290 812

Little River Craft Station

The Craft Station hosts a huge variety of different crafts ,each member makes or produces a different product.
There is access also to view train memorabilia, local history items and displays of interest. These displays are regularly updated by the Little River Railway Trust.

The Craft Station
Unique NZ Art at Little River Gallery

Mirage-like, the Little River Gallery appears on the horizon, a welcome sight for the traveller on Highway 75, the route to Akaroa, the tourists Mecca.
The Artisian Lab This store stocks a collaboration of NZ Made Handmade products that are produced locally by people who are skilled in their field and produce quality products for you to enjoy. Pop in when you are next in town.

You will find the store behind the green hedge, opposite the Little River Gallery at 4020 Main Road, Little River Hours 10 to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday, 1 - 4 Monday and Tuesday. Phone Narielle 021 041 6703
The Artisian Lab
Herbal Learning Garden.

Discover, learn, explore and indulge in the wonderful world of plant medicine at Phytofarm.
The Bone Dude's Bone Carving Studio 11 Poranui Beach Rd in Birdlings Flat is a "HANDS ON" carving studio, where you can make your own unique Bone Carving with a little help, in 3 hours or less. No previous carving experience needed, just bring a sense of adventure and CASH!!! Bookings are essential. Session are limited to a maximum of 8 people but there's no minimum, If it's just you, that's cool. 03-329 0947

Scarey Slippery Mudslides
Always a lot of fun. Contact the Little River Camp Ground for bookings and further details.
Scary Slippery Mudslides
Movie and Meal Match
10 seat Boutique Cinema - request your movie and Bernadette will match a meal to go with it.
Bernadettes Retreat, 4511 Main Road, Cooptown. Phone 3251 154 or 021 257 0592
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Wild Flowers AT Birdlings Flat

From the car park walk towards the spit and see the delightful display of brilliant coloured wild flowers growing in the stones. See them October through summer. Can be accessed from Coates Road - walk through one of the access ways to the beach.
French Farm Winery

French Farm Winery's winter hours are: Open Friday and Saturday 4pm till late for dinner and drinks. Open Saturday and Sunday for lunch from 12 noon

They are taking bookings for Christmas functions now. Phone 03 304 5784
French Farm Winery
Kaituna Golf Club

Jones Road (Gravel Road). Little River.
Club Day Sunday. Draw 11.50am. Tee Off Noon.
Full details under Sports contacts.

Contact Secretary Winna Harvey Phone 3488206

Shamarra Alpacas Experience

Wander through herds of grazing alpacas, marvel at their exquisite fleece, lead an alpaca and enjoy breathtaking views of Akaroa Harbour.
328 Wainui Main Road, Bookings essential Phone (03)304 5141 or 021 757592

St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

Built in 1924 from Halswell and Oamaru stone designed by Henry St Murray and built by the Messrs Rennell Bros. Mass was held weekly by priests travelling by horse and then car from Akaroa. Damaged during the Christchurch Earthquakes work is being done to keep the church water tight and rodent free. Hopefully one day this lovely church will be restored to look as the picture on the left. Donations towards restoration work can be made to Jane Hoult
Banks Peninsula Tours
Jump on one of our late model dual sport adventure bikes, pick a tour and let us show you around. Time approximately 3 hours with all necessary gear provided including fuel and refreshments.
Tours available from Birdlings Flat and Akaroa
Bank Peninsula Tours
Village Art – We are a Gallery, Studio and Art Supplies Store. Visit Village Art in Little River to see featured Artists Works and register for Art Workshops. Our philosophy is summed up in these three words: Create, Inspire, Relate. We love supporting new Artists.

Village Art – 4223 Christchurch Akaroa Road , behind the Little River Garage. Open 10-4pm Wednesday to Saturday. Phone Kath McDonald 027 298 9288 email
EFD – Elegantly crafted and handpicked accessories for you and your home. Biz will be opening her shop between 10am and 4pm on a Saturday over the summer season until Easter. Pop down and check out the lovely selection of bags, hats and accessories available. Biz can open other days by appointment. EFD can be found at 4267 ChCh to Akaroa Road, Little River. Phone 027 535 7433. design
Palm Reading Fiona Grace reads traits, personality and trends from the shape, and lines on the Palm. Modern Palm Reading is not fortune telling as the lines change, more easily when we are children as our personality is being formed, but also as adults as our lives and circumstances change.

Palm Reading is an invitation to a lovely discussion about health, strengths and ways to maximise future trends in our lives. A modern take on an ancient art. Experienced reader. Readings from both Akaroa and Pigeon Bay Offices.

Phone: 0274 984 520. Email: Website:
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