Thomas Burns Street Carpark, Dunedin...

Thomas Burns Street Carpark, Dunedin

Overnight Campervan Parking



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310 Freedom Camping

47 Dunedin


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South IslandCoastal OtagoDunedin


  • Freedom Camping
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Felix's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Free spot in the city centre! A bit noisy but I slept good. Public toilets at 100m crossing the rails using the bridge. Just make sure you park at the campervan designated area and bare in mind that from 8am it’s a day parking and you’ll have to pay.

Reviewed 21 days ago

Aaron's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

No toilets or water when I visited in July. Quite noisy being next to the train tracks but can't complain for a free site in the city. There's a public toilet over the railway bridge.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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A & D

Ranking: 1/10

I would have to disagree with the some of the previous comments... Don't stay here unless you don't want to sleep. The train runs all night and the busy road is noisy with trucks until late and starting early morning... We were stoked to find somewhere central for free so we could get out into town for a few drinks, but realise it's a total slap in the face, nothing like the free parking area by the water at home in Whangarei. Thanks Dunedin...

Reviewed 3 months ago

Linda's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

It's was the first time for us that we stay on a car park. The place are okay but it is busy and you stand to each other. But... You are nearly in the beautiful center of Dunedin. Toilets are okay and it's a little bit noisy from the way next the car park. We liked it and a tip to do in Dunedin,
Look for the street art in the place, it was great!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Ben and Liv

Ranking: 7/10

Perfect central location for one night. Free! Limited spots but we got there early and were travelling in the shoulder season. Small amount of traffic noise but it didn’t worry us. Toilets across the rail bridge but we didn’t need them. Felt safe. Went to a lovely farmers market the next morning just over the bridge!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Stefan Miedzinski


Ranking: 8/10

Located on car park between main road and rails. But hey you should know that before.
Was clean, toilets and sink available.
Good spot for exploring the city.
Close to most Touristik spots.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

JT's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

good place close to city Center, but not realy for free (you have to pay 5$ if you arrive before 6pm). special atmosphere and not as loud as you think.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2019

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Lucinda's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Other reviews pretty spot on: a car park so clearly cars side by side and yes near the train station but with good ear plugs and a grin you can’t complain! Toilets fine , bins, and area to wash up with drinking water. Fantastic central location. You have to start paying from 8am but it’s cheap-$5 dollars I think for the day

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Lennart's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Between road and railway station; drop toilets (but clean public toilets on the other site of the railway station via stairs/bridge) - so camping only okay if it's too late for driving to another campsite outside of the city.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Angela Hornby

Ranking: 8/10

Now there are four toilets (portaloos) and an outside tap for water. The carpark location is perfect exploring the city because it is just behind the railway station. You have to pay fee until 6 p.m. do that because the space is patrolled, after 6 p.m it gets busy and hard to find a free spot. I did not find it too noisy. Two trains before 10 p.m. and the traffic will start in the morning 5 a.m. So overall I would recommend it, you get what you „pay for“.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Really well located in the city centre, plenty of spaces for non self contained as well. Toilets are fine (chemical ones) and there is water. And it's for free, so it's pretty good! Some noiso, yes, but nothing unbearable.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Russ&Sarah's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

It's just a carpark next to a train station but there were loads of other campers so it felt quite safe. We stayed between Christmas and new year and there was only 1 train passing around 6am. There are portable toilets and a sink, and some people from council came around to tell us the rules and show us other free campsites nearby. All in all a great place to stay for free and a 5 min walk from the centre of town.

Note that for any day other than Sunday it becomes a paid carpark at 8am so you'll need to either be on the road or start paying for parking then.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Audrey's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Free from 6pm to 8am.
Toilets are available

Reviewed over 1 year ago