Vinegar Hill Reserve

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13 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

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Joseph Staples

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful -- stayed two nights. Parked our rented camper overlooking the river and listened to the water rushing by 24/7. Flush toilets and cold showers provided. Cost $6 per person. Not crowded, but enough people nearby to feel comfortable. We understand that it can be rather crowded Christmas/New Years, but was most pleasant late January. Will be back!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Henny Lee

Ranking: 10/10

Secluded valley. For self-contained vehicles only. Woke up to beautiful sound of birds. Nature at its best. When you come out of the very small road through the woods, check out the left side then the right side. Right side is better, we think. Very bright in the morning. Awesome view.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Connie Hopper

Ranking: 10/10

This a great spot, right by the river, lots of space & toilets. Showers too but didn't test those, was too cold!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Natalia Lukito

Ranking: 7/10

The area was nice and peaceful with the river just around. We had a lot of space. The toilet was very dark, it felt a bit creepy. But it was not too dirty. Theres a shower (cold water, you gotta be brave) which is a plus.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sola Freeman

Ranking: 8/10

Great swimming hole. Plenty of spaces to camp. Busy in weekends and can get bit loud during summer weekends, and therefore unfortunately there can be bit of rubbish around. New toilet block clean and tidy. Lovely place for families, can take pets and great to have fire to toast marshmallows!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Tom Hill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Next to the river and could have campfires. Nice big grass area and showers/toilets.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Romina De Hill

Argentina

Ranking: 8/10

A lovely secluded spot by the river. You can make your bonfire and watch the beautiful starlit sky. A bit dirty though but wonderful and free!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Travis Clark

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Technically Vinegar Hill is NOT free. They have a posted fee of $15 (on the toilets) but don't seem to enforce it. Although, the payment methods are either mail-in or directly to the ranger so that would suggest that the ranger does come along once in a while to collect.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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13 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

Joseph Staples's avatar

Joseph Staples

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful -- stayed two nights. Parked our rented camper overlooking the river and listened to the water rushing by 24/7. Flush toilets and cold showers provided. Cost $6 per person. Not crowded, but enough people nearby to feel comfortable. We understand that it can be rather crowded Christmas/New Years, but was most pleasant late January. Will be back!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 93 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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Henny Lee's avatar

Henny Lee

Ranking: 10/10

Secluded valley. For self-contained vehicles only. Woke up to beautiful sound of birds. Nature at its best. When you come out of the very small road through the woods, check out the left side then the right side. Right side is better, we think. Very bright in the morning. Awesome view.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

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Connie Hopper's avatar

Connie Hopper

Ranking: 10/10

This a great spot, right by the river, lots of space & toilets. Showers too but didn't test those, was too cold!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Natalia Lukito

Ranking: 7/10

The area was nice and peaceful with the river just around. We had a lot of space. The toilet was very dark, it felt a bit creepy. But it was not too dirty. Theres a shower (cold water, you gotta be brave) which is a plus.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Sola Freeman's avatar

Sola Freeman

Ranking: 8/10

Great swimming hole. Plenty of spaces to camp. Busy in weekends and can get bit loud during summer weekends, and therefore unfortunately there can be bit of rubbish around. New toilet block clean and tidy. Lovely place for families, can take pets and great to have fire to toast marshmallows!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Tom Hill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Next to the river and could have campfires. Nice big grass area and showers/toilets.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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Romina De Hill

Argentina

Ranking: 8/10

A lovely secluded spot by the river. You can make your bonfire and watch the beautiful starlit sky. A bit dirty though but wonderful and free!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Travis Clark

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Technically Vinegar Hill is NOT free. They have a posted fee of $15 (on the toilets) but don't seem to enforce it. Although, the payment methods are either mail-in or directly to the ranger so that would suggest that the ranger does come along once in a while to collect.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago