Alfred Stream Reserve

Alfred Stream Reserve

Overnight Parking - Rai Valley



16 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

260 Freedom Camping

7 Havelock


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Alfred Stream Reserve


A small picnic area next to Alfred Stream over the bridge from the Rai Valley township. This grassy reserve has lovely flowers and is obviously well cared for, there is a donation box to ensure this place keeps maintained. There is a toilet and a picnic shelter.


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South IslandMarlboroughHavelock


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free



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Sue's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

6 spots available not 8. New table and cover. Thanks Rai valley inhabitants

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Not a bad spot. First come first serve. Only 8 spots available, and a wood fire bbq onsite. Pretty peaceful location for an on the road stop off.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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David's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Closer to the town than the location on here suggests.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

JT's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

nice and quite spot but not much space so you have to arrive not to late. small toilet but clean.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Justin's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

NOTICE: Recent works by the council has reduced this site to six (6) vehicles. And the Brown River reserve. Only park in the designated spots or you will be moved on by a ranger.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 8/10

06Oct18. A nice little spot best suited to small campers but we managed with our 7.7m motorhome.
Full up when we were there.
Quiet enough spot. Drop loo up a bit of a rise. We know where you’re going!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Blu Ice

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

There is no water other than the river which is surrounded by farmland, which makes it unsafe to drink. Water can be found in town a minute away. Despite this it's not a bad place to spend a night.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Sarah's avatar


United States

Ranking: 7/10

Very windy and lots of bugs but close to Pelorus Bridge and the French Pass which are both worth a stop.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Lavkesh Patel

Ranking: 8/10

Spent the night before we headed to Pelorus Bridge (only 10 minutes away). Good View of mountain and creek behind the park. Small site with one toilet. Was already nearly full.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Megan Jurgensmeyer

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing campsite for being free! The town is very cute and the bathroom was the campsite was clean.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Urs Bruderer

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot for one night close to the highway. It was raining a lot and we feared to get stuck, because there was a warning sign. We didn't! Drop toilet nearby and a river.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Maura O'Connell

Ranking: 8/10

Great free location with clean drop toilet. No tap for water but a stream nearby. Area to cook and bbq but it was being used and busy when we were there. Looooaads of sand flies so make sure you have repellant!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Stephan Friedrich


Ranking: 8/10

Clean without anything special. Fine for one night.

Reviewed over 4 years ago