NZ's favourite art gallery, open every day

From fine nz art

to nz crafts

little river gallery has something for everyone

sculpture garden & cafe

Extraordinary gift selection

Dedicated exhibition space

More than 70 jewellers!

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 sophisticated rural architecture gives a clue to the passer-by there is more than meets the casual eye here. Step inside and you’re greeted by a riot of colour, shape and texture.

An amazing range of tasteful, quality and 100% New Zealand made mementos and nostalgic keepsakes to conjure up the uniqueness of New Zealand and Maori culture. A dazzling range of over 70 jewellers will slow the pace down if not the lovely selection of books. 

Deeper into the gallery the art takes a turn to more specialised media; oil on canvas, bronze, cast glass. Here you will find yourself eye to eye with original fine artwork from some of New Zealand’s pre-eminent artists.


9am – 5pm

Current Exhibition

Featured Artist

Susan Braithwaite

Susan Braithwaite

Susan Braithwaite turns vintage tin into quirky, kiwiana-inspired artworks and jewellery. Susan was born in Liverpool, England and raised on a council estate on the outskirts. She studied silversmithing at Manukau Institute of Technology, Otara, New Zealand and...

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