Kokatahi Hotel

Kokatahi Hotel

Overnight Campervan Parking


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11 Hokitika

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Self-contained vehicles are welcome
No more than 2 consecutive nights
No fires

Please support the Kokatahi Hotel as the managers/owners have been very helpful in getting this free site up and running!

Campers are welcome to use the designated area set aside but are not permitted to park elsewhere on the site or on the parking area in front of the Hotel.


Feature Value Info


South IslandWest CoastHokitika


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Joey's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Perfectly fine for a free place. Even though it is out of the way, it went well with our timing as we visited Hokitika gorge right before dark. The lot is pretty small so probably would only comfortably fit about 6 campervans. The lot itself is just gravel, but surrounded by peaceful farmland. Bathrooms looked brand new and very clean. Flush toilets, sinks, and hand wash were much appreciated!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Linda's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Price: free
Location: is okay. It is on a parking next to a small bar. It’s perfect for one night
Insects: no
Wc’s: very clean!
Douche: No

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Enzo's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Clean toilets

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 10/10

perfect little spot for about 4 cars on gravel and 4 cars on gras.
toilets 8/10.
there are good rubbish bins.
nice and quiet rural area.
alpacas on the grass next to to parking.
café next to it, for a perfect drink in the evenening.
20min drive from the beautiful little walk in hokitika gorge.
be quick! parking was full at 6:30pm.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Ron's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great little site. Good toilets which were unfortunately manly when we w arrived having been abused by some inconsiderate idiots, however a call to the council had them cleaned up within a couple of hours. Very impressive. Grass area for tents , gravel for motor homes/ caravans. Two nights max stay here, no charge.
People who own the pub/ cage next door have granted the use of this land for freedom camping. Support them if they are open, they are great people. They also offer showers at $5 and you can negotiate to stay longer on their grass area behind the pub.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago