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Self-Contained: Self-contained vehicles only
Toilets: No

Booking Required: First come, first served
Maximum Stay Duration: 2 nights
Overnight Cost: Free
Pets: No
Cell phone reception: Yes -all networks
Dump Station: Yes
Rubbish: Yes

Inn Street, Owaka 9535


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Clutha District Council

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South IslandSouthlandOwaka


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Jrod's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely little spot. Right behind the Inn. Wasn’t loud being a Tuesday night. Friendly horse in the paddock behind the park enjoyed a pat. Would come back again. Closest public toilets is at the playground 400m away. Dumping facility was great.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

EvaBelle's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great spot, handy to the centre of town and right next to the pub. Tap for water, large bin, public toilets about 200m walk away. Large, clearly defined spaces for parking. Only a couple of other campers were there when we stayed, but this was while Aucklanders couldn't travel so it could be busier normally

Reviewed 5 months ago

Annabelle's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

was a nice spot, toilets clean

Reviewed 12 months ago

Leslie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great place for a night, quiet throughout the night and away from the through road. 4 vans here last night. View of horses and sheep in the paddock across the valley makes it quite picturesque.
Lovely lady at the isite gave us heaps of info regarding walks around etc. It seems the freedom camping site is in a trial period and will only continue if people respect the surrounding houses with noise etc. Huge bin for rubbish and a dumpstation right there with drinking water- great place for free in the Catlins. Thank you to the local

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Brent's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great we spot for a overnight rest. As stated by others it has 8 parks and are a generous 4 mtr wide. You could park a 10 mtr bus if needed to. Pently of space to maneuver large caravan to. Pub 50 mtrs away and main part of town easy walk. Rubbish fresh water and dumpstation on site. Well done Owaka. 👍

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Dr.A's avatar


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Ranking: 10/10

We only used the dump station facilities - they were great. The overnight area looks much better than the photos show with a lovely rural outlook. It's a great location close to the i-site and shops. Showers are available next door for $5. Wished we had stayed here.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Ramona's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

As described. Surrounded by paddocks with horses. Very quiet at night. Can be little windy. Free drinking water, dump station, shower for 5 $ next door and public toilet at the playground 400m away. Strictly self-contained only.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Cruzin's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Good stop over to refresh best ti be self contained for toilet but dump station on site.
Great pub grub and locals

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Grant Pease

Ranking: 8/10

Easy access marked parking bays, most a generous 4 m wide, and along too (about 16 m) so ideal for larger vehicles. On-site rubbish disposal, freshwater and dump station.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Virginia Barbisan

Ranking: 8/10

Neat spot in a quiet area with lovely views. Friendly ranger comes in the evening to check for self contained vehicles. The Inn next door has hot showers for 5$, there's a 4 square supermarket, information centre, museum and playground with public toilets all within few minutes walk. Would gladly use again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

ale's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Free dump and water refill station. Next to a bar and 4 mins walk from public toilet. View is not spectacular but you get to look over the valley.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Felix's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice free spot! There is a dump station and water. Next to it it’s a restaurant where you can get a shower for 5$. There are public toilets at 200m :)

Reviewed over 1 year ago