Lake Pukaki Overnight Campervan...

Lake Pukaki Overnight Campervan Parking



144 Rankers Reviews

39 Face-to-Face

59 Freedom Camping

6 Twizel



It doesn't get much more amazing... Lake Pukaki


This lakeside reserve off SH8 is frequented by self-contained campervans and motorhomes.
Stunning views of NZ's Mt Cook over Lake Pukaki by day and of the sparkling universe by night...
Please respect all signage, pack your goodies in and pack your rubbish out when you go.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieTwizel


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Showing 13 reviews of 144.

Love Papamoa.'s avatar

Love Papamoa.

Ranking: 9/10

This was one of the best places for freedom camping. Lots of space and glorious views. Thank you to who ever made this happen.

Reviewed 25 days ago and experienced in March 2019

Kipnkeri's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Outstanding sunset and lots of fodder for am photography. Great camp vibe. Lots of campers of all types but also plenty of space and options. Potential to be v windy with no sheltered options. Toilet was the worst we have ever encountered hence mid range rating.

Reviewed 29 days ago

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Taylor's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

This site was our favourite so far. Beautiful views of the lake and plenty of room. We arrived at around 4pm and were able to secure a spot with a clear lake view. Definitely a must if you’re wanting to stay in the area!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Cris's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stunning place! We went during holidays (28/12/18). Big camping, good toilets. Totally recommended.

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in December 2018

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Apichaya Srimaneemongkon

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic view 10/10
Accessible 10/10
Free charge 10/10

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Rebecca's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great place to spend the night. Lots of space and nice views of the lake! Amazing stargazing after dark. Toilets smell horrible and if you're in their for longer than a minute the smell is stuck on you for the rest of the night.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Rick’d's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lots of vans but plenty of room at this time of year. Didn’t use the toilets so no comment there. But what views!!!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Stefan Miedzinski


Ranking: 9/10

Nice place with beautiful few on day and night.
Enough Space. Was quite cold when we got there.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Vicki Hoskinson


Ranking: 10/10

Breathtaking, so quiet and beautiful. We were in our self contained camper so all was good

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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kim thomas

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Busy spot, we rolled in around 5pm and still found a great spot up top. Beach access, clean, quiet. One of our best sites unpaid and payed. Did appear to be many tent campers, but we were self contained so didnt go looking for a toliet.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Sunseeker's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

4 f*cks sake backpackers, STOP leaving toilet paper / wet wipes around. You would not be allowed to do it in your own country so why do it in NZ ? YOU are leaving filth everywhere. Soon we will not be welcome in NZ. STOP being filthy b*stars.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Aisling's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great campsite with incredible views! Rooms for so many campers and tents. There was about 100 cars when we stayed and there was plenty of room for more. No fresh water but there are 3 drop toilets that were clean with toilet paper and hand sanitizer in them. Would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed 3 months ago

Pedro's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Incredible place, really beautiful! We arrived a little bit late, by 8 pm, and all thought there was almost full we get a place to stay. Toilets are really clean.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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