The Ashburton District Council provides this service for self-contained free camping - found along the inland scenic route. Choice guys! Overnight camping permitted but not long term stays, toilet facilities are provided.
Donations accepted on site to keep this place running. Good karma!
Remember your good free-camping etiquette, and enjoy!
6 reviews with the most recent first
We came here in the night at about 9 pm and we were quite happy to find a camping spot. Great access and an alright view. Not many facilities but has many nice open spots for campers. Another great factor about the location is that there are many trees and a river near by. Although it is close to the road it is a great place to stop if you are tired or have been driving very late.
Great spot for overnight stay. Drop toilet was fine, view was great! (Snow capped mountains!). Bit of road noise in the early evening and morning but no major dramas.
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Free, with Ok longdrop. Nice spot next to the river and lots of flat space to park.
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Sander and Eliza Hembrarskamp
Great little spot for an overnight camp. With a toilet and a great view over a little creek and the mountains in the background. Near to Rakaia gorge (make sure you check that out as well!! )
Great little place to stop, beautiful views of mountains. Very good for motor homes. Clean toilet with paper.
Good place to stop for free your campervan. Was quite windy under the trees. Best if you just need a place to sleep, not very scenic. Good access though and we found a nice flat spot to park.
We at Rankers NZ, love to meet travellers on the road and share in some of the freedom. That's why Rankers NZ invites you to come and stay for free at our chill riverside overnight parking area in the Motueka Valley at the top of the South Island.