Donneraille Park Freedom Camping

Donneraille Park Freedom Camping




4 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

176 Basic Camping

11 Gisborne


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Freedom camping by the river


Riverside Freedom Camping. Freedom camping opens Sunday 29 September and closes Monday 7 April 2014.

Park up in the shade an old totora tree and relax near on the banks of the river. This old remnant forest gives welcome shade on a sunny day and the river provides a cool change.


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North IslandOut EastGisborne


  • Basic Camping




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terry's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

nice and relaxing area,,
about 2 years ago watched a couple up river a bit doing something i hadnt seen before,, they were gold panning,, they were really enjoying themselves,, looked so relaxing,, dont know if they got anything,, but have often thought about going up myself,, just for curiosity..anything for relaxation and fun

Reviewed 9 months ago and experienced in September 2018

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René's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Free! .. at least if you stay in the southern end of the are, according to local signs.
Bonus: flush toilets and dumpsite both for grey water and chemical toilets! (Why the info states you need your own toilet is beyond me..)
Nice place, big, almost flat. Would have gotten a 10 if the ground hadn't been a bit soft in places.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Philippa and Adam

Ranking: 8/10

This is a really nice place to camp beside the river, where it's also possible to swim. There are flush toilets (so we don't know why some of the information we read about this place mention needing to bring a chemical toilet in order to camp here) & water on tap, but it wasn't clear if it was safe to drink, so we didn't. We got the Gisborne Council permit for camping from the iSite in Wairoa, which cost $16 for two nights of camping. (Buying a permit for one night wasn't an option.)

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Nelle Dutilleur


Ranking: 9/10

We have been welcomed by a very friendly family, and the place is wonderful. Free.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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