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Koa Cottage – Self Contained Garden Studio Unit
B & B Accommodation, Little River, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand

Relax in the sun with a wine on the deck outside the garden studio
Koa means joyful in Maori and that’s what we hope you will feel in our lovely garden studio nestled amongst mature New Zealand native trees and shrubs, serenaded by bellbirds.

It is the perfect space for a retreat and rejuvenation.

The studio is self-contained with cooking facilities, its own verandah, deck and sun-drenched patio. With a queen-sized bed, quality fittings and total privacy, it is a special place to stay.

Our tariff is $125 for one night, and 2 or more nights $100 per night, which provides you with accommodation and a delicious breakfast.

Koa Cottage is situated close to the end of the Little River Railtrail in the picturesque township of Little River, just 28 kilometres from Akaroa and 45 minutes from Christchurch – your ideal holiday base to explore the wonders of Banks Peninsula.

Bedroom of the garden studioLittle River boasts one of the best art galleries in Canterbury, an award winning gourmet café, information centre, and a craft co-operative - specializing in high quality, locally made products - also a gift shop, post office, service station and a hotel.

Take day trips around Banks Peninsula, swim with dolphins, enjoy a harbour cruise or soak up the French charm of Akaroa with its many award winning restaurants and fabulous shopping

native Bell Bird - be serenaded by these residing in the native bush surrounding the studio unit

Visit the cheese factory, lavender farm, wineries, Okains Bay Maori museum or the stunning scenery of Port Levy.  Gather ocean-polished gemstones from the beach at rustic Birdlings Flat settlement, see its fascinating fossil and gemstone museum, one of the best in New Zealand.

view of Akaroa harbourFrom Little River, you can explore the magnificent scenery of the peninsula, mountains, sweeping harbour views, bush and rugged charm, it is truly a place that showcases the best New Zealand has to offer.

Wherever you travel, your Banks Peninsula experience is certain to be memorable.

For a selection of photos of our garden studio and environs, see photos.

For more information on the attractions in Little River and around Banks Peninsula, see local features & activites.

For a map of where we are, and a google map you can navigate, see location maps.

To contact us - to simply enquire or to make a firm booking - please see enquiries.