Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Overnight Campervan Parking


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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 7.5 metres.


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Kaikoura District Council

Local government organisation


South IslandKaikoura RegionKaikoura


  • Freedom Camping
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Penelope's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing spot. Nice clean toilets close by & Seal colony around the corner. Beautiful ocean view to wake up to

Reviewed 6 days ago

Gab's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

Great spot clean toilets unfortunately though the council expects you to leave by 7am & when I got up early to do so a very rude bald man on a quad bike was taking photos of the free campers to report them. Let’s hope Karma gets him.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

EvaBelle's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Definitely the nicest freedom camping spot in Kaikoura. Only 6 spaces which fill up fast, you really need to get there before 5. Sign says for campers to leave before 7am which is a bit of a drawback. Nice toilets, and rubbish/recycling bins are handy. Near the seal colony and right next to a seafood stall. The beach isn't one for relaxing on.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Gina's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Would 100% stay here again. Pretty flat, clean toilets and amazing view of the beach. Seal colony are a short 5 minute walk and there's a Roadside Cafe that sets up about 50m along that serves yummy seafood.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Tellic Evans

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great place clean toilets, rubbish and recycling right there. Take a walk to see the seal colony

Reviewed 11 months ago

Helen's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We were super impressed by this site. It was a gorgeous place to stay with a toilet that was very clean.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Patricia's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice spot by the beach.
Again, make sure you arrive before 5pm. Toilets and cold shower.
Next door, you can have crayfish and a glass of wine 😊

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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The Gillies

Ranking: 9/10

This was a great, quiet spot with six sites. Excellent toilets, picnic tables and a seal colony near by. The rule of leaving early was followed by all when we were there - a short drive to the seal colony for breakfast. There was a nice walk on the cliffs above the seal colony. The near by beach bbq seemed pretty good value.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Alydia's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome spot right on the beach! 6 designated parking spaces. Clean Toilets close by and 2 picnic tables. Council come and kick you out by 7am so no luck with a sleep in :(

Reviewed over 1 year ago

ElodieDC's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot by the beach! Close to the Kaikoura Peninsula Walk! Cold Shower, toilets and tables!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Tim's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Only 6 spaces for certified campers, we got the last spot at 4.30. Council door knocked all campers at about 5 reminding us to be gone by 7am. Council checks every morning. Plenty of campers arrived after and stayed in the non designated area. Most campers migrated to the seal colony car park by 7am for coffee and brekkie. Toilet clean.
Great view!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Lex's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Awesome free spot with the sea right in front of you where you can snorkle, you can buy lunch/dinner 30m at the fish place and 15mins walk is Point Kean with loads of seals, what's not to like?
We were here in december and it got full around 6 but guess thats incomparable in these corona times...

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Boardwalk Blss

United States

Ranking: 9/10

As others have said you do need to be here early - in winter (July 2020) & NZ border closed b/c COVID - we got the last spot ~ 6pm and there were others who missed out. Close to the seal colony and cliff walkway which is well worth doing. Very clean new toilet facilities, rubbish/recycling; quiet tho parked right next to the road.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in July 2020