Destination guide

Rustic Little River will entice you

The countryside and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Little River. This relaxing and romantic city is well known for its ecotours, cycling and cafes. Lyttelton Harbour and New Brighton Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Little River

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Little River a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Christchurch Gondola (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Port Hills (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Fishermans Bay Garden (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Christchurch Adventure Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Punting on the Avon (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
  • Hagley Golf Course (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Little River

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Little River is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New Brighton Beach (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Lake Forsyth (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Quail Island (11 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Taylor's Mistake Beach (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Mount Cavendish (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Cave Rock (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Little River

Fly into Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), the closest airport, located 23.1 mi (37.1 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay around Little River?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 176 holiday lettings near Little River. From 124 Houses to 22 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Little River for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Little River?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Little River. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lake Forsyth: 194 holiday lettings
  • Sumner Beach: 333 holiday lettings
  • Bridge of Remembrance: 316 holiday lettings
  • Northlands Shopping Centre: 316 holiday lettings
  • New Brighton Beach: 315 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Little River listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Little River?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 124 Houses in Little River. Our other popular types of Little River holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 13 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Little River?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8 holiday homes with pool available in Little River. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.