Attractions & Activities

Attractions & Activities

Little River Gallery 

En route to Akaroa on the beautiful Banks Peninsula of NZ, a carefully curated selection of exquisite NZ made art, jewellery, books and gifts. Eat a lovely lunch from the cafe next door in the sunny sculpture garden. 

Opening hours: 7 days. Email: Phone: 03-325 1944  


The Bone Dude’s Bone Carving Sudio
Bone Dudes’ carving studio is on 111 Poranui Beach Rd in Birdlings Flat.  In their “hands on” carving studio  you can make your own unique Bone Carving with a little help from John in 3 hours or less. No previous carving experience needed, just bring a sense of adventure and CASH!!! 

Bookings are essential. Sessions are limited to a maximum of 8 people but there’s no minimum. If it’s just you, that’s cool.

Phone 03-329 0947  


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. Located in the village at Christchurch Akaroa Road, behind the Little River Garage. 

Phone Katherine MacDonald 027 298 9288 email



Palm Reading with Fiona Grace 

Book in for a Palm Reading with an experienced local modern palm reader in either Pigeon Bay or Akaroa.

The reading is not fortune telling as the lines on the hand are a reflection of our neural pathways or thought processes, and can, and do change over time. 

It can help show us and support us, in how we express our unique divinity to the world. Bookings 0274 984 520 or



Little River Information station 

The Little River Information Station offers a range of brochures, free maps and a personal service to provide visitors with information about Little River, Akaroa and Greater Banks Peninsula. 

Name of contact: Sandra Tuckwell: 0273251971 Phone number: 03 325 1255 E-mail:



Little River Craft Station 

A community run co-operative with beautiful handcrafted products and fresh produce locally grown.

Andrea Bay: Chair 021 0254 7247 Phone number: 03 325 1320 E-mail:  




Surf casting off of Birdlings Flat beach in calm weather, around November seems to be a good month to try for a fish especially Hoki.  This article has some more info:


Little River Wairewa Community Trust
Sarah Marsh, Trust Manager

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