Green Antler

Covid-19 update

Find out more about our COVID-19 Cancellation Terms and Vaccination Policy here.

Green Antler

Banks Peninsula

***Note that Green Antler only accommodates couples during the months of June, July, August and September***

The Green Antler glamping site is set on a deer farm in Little River on Banks Peninsula - just 50 minutes from Christchurch city.

The large, family-sized safari tent, sits on a sunny, north-facing site overlooking native bush, farmland and hills. The stylish interior includes a queen-size bed, a separate bedroom area with bunk beds, a lounging area and an indoor dining space. A wood-burning tent stove makes the space warm and cosy.

A separate building, a few steps from the tent, contains bathroom facilities including a shower, basin and toilet.

Enjoy quality family time, exploring the campsite, the beautiful township of Akaroa and the delights of the Banks Peninsula. At the end of the day relax in the wood-fired hot tub set at the front of the elevated site, perfectly positioned to take in the spectacular sunsets over the surrounding countryside.

When night falls, gaze up at incredible star-filled night skies together. Jump straight from the hot tub, into the cosy, feather down beds, and listen to the peaceful sounds of the countryside as you drift off to sleep.

FROM $340 p/n

Children aged 7+ only

  • Sleeps 5
            Child Friendly
      Child Friendly

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.

Make sure you download or print this info sheet with directions and host contact details prior to your journey. You may not have mobile reception at all times.


Reynolds Valley Road, Little River, Peraki 7591


The Green Antler is a comfortable 60-minute drive from Christchurch. Follow the Google Maps directions to Reynolds Valley Road and watch out for The Green Antler signage.

Here are the written instructions:

  • Turn right coming into Little River (opposite the church) onto Kinloch Road for 1km, then left onto Okuti Valley Road for 2 km to the Reynolds Valley Road turnoff on the right.
  • The entrance to the campsite is about 2km up Reynolds Valley Road from Okuti Valley Road.
  • Reynolds Valley is steep and through native bush, mainly gravel and single lane so take your time.
  • Lockbox instructions for the gate lock will be sent to you in a pre-arrival email 5 days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

Green Antler

What time is check-in and check-out?

What are the bed and bedding arrangements?

What are the kitchen and cooking facilities?

What are the bathroom facilities?

Is there power?

Is there mobile phone reception?

What sort of heating is there?

Can I have a campfire?

What is glamping like in winter?

Is Green Antler child friendly?

Can I bring my dog or horse?

How private and remote is the campsite?

What is the access like and where do I park my car?

What do I need to bring?

Are there any safety considerations?

Can I book for one night only?

Minimum Stay Period


Woodfired Hot Tub Lighting Service

Gift Vouchers

2. cancellation, date changes and severe weather warnings

3. safety and hazards

4. pets

5. GST

6. conditions of occupancy and conduct

7. authority to sign

  • Eating and Drinking

    Green Antler is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in your covered, outdoor kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, The Little River Cafe is just a short 10-minute drive away (a great option for coffee and lunch). They also have a good selection of food and drink supplies to stock up for your stay.

    The One Next Door on the Main Road in Little River (14-minute drive), Hilltop Tavern (25 minutes) and The Duvauchelle Hotel (35 minutes) are great dine-in options.

    The seaside French settlement of Akaroa is approximately 35 minutes away and also has some excellent cafes and restaurants to choose from.

  • Things to do

    There's plenty to keep you busy at Green Antler.

    You'll find board games and of course, the hot tub, at the property to provide hours of entertainment.

    If you want to explore further afield, Akaroa is just a 35-minute drive away and has shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. You'll also find tourist activities such as kayaking and swimming with Dolphins.

    The Little River Rail Trail can be walked or biked between Christchurch and Little River. There are also plenty of other great walking options nearby.

  • Your Hosts

    Tony and Andi Cochrane and their daughters Mia and Harriet are your hosts at The Green Antler.

    The family have lived on Banks Peninsula for 19 years and love this special part of New Zealand. 

    Andi is a school teacher at a local school and Tony, is a corporate business manager, director and deer farmer. They started their glamping site when they found a site on the deer farm that was too good not to share. It had a combination of native bush, steep hills and amazing views. That, combined with the fact that it was so close to Christchurch, Akaroa and Little River made it the perfect spot to host visitors.

    The name 'Green Antler' came about by combining Andi's love for growing plants, and Tony's passion for growing antlers!


Browse the Collection

Beautiful tents surrounded by nature, quirky cabins with packets of personality and secret hideaways that offer something completely unique... Explore the other places in our collection.

Find your escape