Overnight Campervan Parking


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Please do not park in the bus turning circle under any circumstances, vehicles parking there will be towed.

Please support the cafe as the managers/owners have been very helpful in getting this free site up and running.

Self contained vehicles and non self contained vehicles allowed.
No more than 2 consecutive nights
No fires
If there are more than 15 vehicles at the site then you must go to an alternative site.
If the site has 15 vehicles then you should click on the QR tile (on the signage) and check the WDC for alternatives or go to a paid campground.

Please do not park in the bus turning circle under any circumstances, vehicles parking there will be towed.


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Westland District Council

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South IslandWest CoastHaast


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Jrod's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

We arrived in darkness so couldn’t get a good first impression but no other campers were there and there’s no reception so felt a little eerie but decided to stay cause there was good previous reviews. We didn’t face the toilets as we arrived and the doors were wide open due to no door handles and after further inspection in the morning we’re glad we used our own. Would recommend to use this site if you’re desperate, was super quiet and no noise through the night though.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Jenna's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

A decent spot for a free camp stop. Toilets good. Quiet. Plenty of room. Good food at the cafe.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Patricia's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great freedom spot, South Westland Salmon Cafe do fantastic food and have gift souvenir goodies and provide free Wifi onsite. They are totally accommodating such as, making a fresh batch of gluten free scones for my mum while we waited.
Definitely take time to check this out.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Tracy's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice peaceful spot , just off main road , by salmon farm , toilets were locked friendly staff opened for us but warned were locked since pre covid so a little rough , but generally a great overnight spot down the coast

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Felix's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Good for one night. We were the only ones there. Toilets were closed. Just make sure to park at the end at the campervan designated area.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Olli's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Lost my Folding Solar Panel + Powerbank there. If someone finds it Pls contact me (+64 272583743)

Would be so good to have it back :/

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Susanne's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

A line of cars... Full at 6 p.m. Toilet not clean... We just passed by... No place we would have liked to stay...

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Jan's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

We stopped there on the way to Fox Glacier. Close to the road but not very noisy. Good view (pasture with cows and mountains in background).
Flushing toilets were closed, other toilets were okay, but no toilet paper. All kind of bins for waste there.
Cold in the morning because there was no sun.
Close to a salmon farm where you can buy not just salmon but souvenirs and some food stuff.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Rebecca's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Good place overall, surprisingly clean toilets for a free campervan spot! Fairly protected from the wind. Nice view over a creek and farm land with cows. Unfortunately somehow we got a rat or mouse in our car while at this location.

Reviewed over 3 years ago