South End Railway Station Carpark...

South End Railway Station Carpark, Kaikoura

Overnight Campervan Parking


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10 Kaikoura

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- Camping for free in a certified self-contained vehicle is allowed for a maximum of 1 night in
any four week period.
- Vehicles must park within defined spaces.
- One vehicle per space.
- All personal effects must be kept within the vehicle.

- Marked spaces only.
- Maximum 6 vehicles.
- Maximum vehicle length 5 metres.
- Normal parking rules apply 8.30am – 5.30pm.


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Kaikoura District Council

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South IslandKaikoura RegionKaikoura


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Hailey's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stayed here the night, absolutely gorgeous spot right on the beach. Only a short ~3 minute walk to public toilets/town. Super peaceful, sign posted says you are to leave by 7am. We left at 8:30 and ran into no trouble (maybe because it isn’t peak season)

Reviewed 3 months ago

Keybags's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay overnight. Only 6 spots and have to vacate by 7am. All spots overlook the beach so you can enjoy the beautiful sunrises!!
Would 100% recommend!!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great spot with a spectacular view. Toilets are a short walk away.
2 minute walk into town.
You have to be out by 7 but free parking in town until 8:30 so gives you a bit of grace to get sorted for the day.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Roland Oldengarm

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot right on the beach. 2 minute walk to the public toilet. Was full at around 7.30pm.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Gem's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Right by the beach. Short walk to public toilets. Very easy.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Amelia's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great little spot - what all the other reviewers say is true: big views, toilets a short walk away and fills up quickly!! When we arrived we had a council lady come round and give us the Freedom Camping info - super friendly. Only downside is you must vacate your spot by 7am!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Bethan's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Really amazing spot right on the beach and so close to all the shops/restaurants in the centre of the town. The toilet is a bit of a walk but the view is worth it. You have to move by 7am which I do think is a bit short sighted as nothing opens until gone 9am so not really an opportunity to support local businesses unless you want to wait around a few hours for things to open.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Patricia's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Park your campervan right in Front of the beach with a beautiful view. Not much space, so make sure you arrive no later than 5pm. You need to leave before 7am next day or the officer knocks on your door.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Anonymous's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

FYI, only campers up to 5m length allowed in it (beautiful spot though)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

DolphinShavingLtd's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot right on the beach.

Little bit of a walk to the bathroom but a small price to pay for waking up to a sea view.

Credit the the local council for making this available.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Ying's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

One of our favourite freedom camping spots in the South Island. Right by the pebble beach with wonderful views of sea, mountains and sunset. It was only a few minutes walk to the public toilets (at the other carpark) and the town shops. There was a bit of noise from the trains in the morning but overall a very good spot

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jav M

Ranking: 10/10

We set our camper on the edge of a pebble beach with gorgeous views of the mountains. Watched the sun set behind the mountains and woke up to a beautiful sunrise over the water. By far the best spot in this area! Would highly recommended!

Reviewed about 2 years ago