Weirs Beach Recreation Reserve

Weirs Beach Recreation Reserve

Haldane - freedom camping area

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Freedom camping at Weirs Beach in the Catlins, Southland

Freedom camping is allowed for up to 28 days at Weirs Beach Recreation Reserve in Haldane, Southland.
The Southland District Council ask that campers please use the toilet facilities provided, restrict noise between 8am and 8pm, dispose of rubbish in an appropriate manner and leave their campsite tidy.
Get amongst the remote southern reaches of NZ's Catlins coast. Good as gold!

This is a council designated campsite. Follow the signs to Slope Point (New Zealands most southern point), turn off onto Weir Road and drive to the estury. A great view.

http://www.southlanddc.govt.nz/my-southland/freedom-camping/

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Louis

Ranking: 10/10

Large flat ground. Perfect for a tent. Plenty of space where we were there. No sandflies and does have mobile phone reception. Win win.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Claire Perry

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome spot away from the crowds with an estuary just a few steps away from the camp site. We had a special treat with a sea lion and her young pup staying close by. This camp is basic but well maintained by a lovely lady employed by Fulton & Hogan. She takes great pride in keeping everything tidy and the cleanliness of the toilet is a credit to her. Recommended.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Tea

Ranking: 8/10

Nice location, right next to beach estuary with lots of wader birds to spot. Lots of surf boards in the camp so assuming nearby is good surfing. Big field, but did fill up. We were there at the start of the holiday season so almost one side was filled with families set up with campers/gazebos/tents for and extended holiday stay. One basic toilet, and a wash basin - potential for queues to build if the site is busy.

High score is for location then site itself, as its just a busy field.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Hannah Barnes

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Nice spot close to water, it’s large enough for a lot of campers, tents, caravans and Larger motor homes- it does fill up though. There is a long drop style toilet and a outdoor tap and bench, very wet and muddy around it. Watch out for sand flies in the evenings. The wee beach behind the site it calm and you can sit under the tree and watch the tide go right out. It would be a good swimming spot in the heat of summer!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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TP&MM

Ranking: 8/10

Large grassed area which everyone parked around the perimeter. If there were more people they would have had to park in the middle but lots of room. Self contained so didn’t use the toilet nor the sink. Nice and quiet. The tide went out and lots of beach to stroll around: even if the tide came in it didn’t look like it would get very deep.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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JT

Ranking: 9/10

a sink for the dishes und a toilet. all you need for one day. a few minutes away from the scenic Route.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2019

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Clem

Ranking: 10/10

The campsite is free and quite big.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Maycamper

Ranking: 8/10

Standard free campsite -- Long drop toilet, (non-drinkable) tap and sink. The night we stayed was pretty windy but the camp site is a bit sheltered. The area was fairly full by night time, when we arrived lat afternoon it was maybe three quarters full. It's 2km up a dirt road but the rest is sealed (think the road is newly surfaced as most of our maps had it marked as dirt).

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Mitchell

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Cool as spot in the Catlins and free non self contained!! Great location and worth checking out the area

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rebecca Rodeghiero

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Super cool spot! Lots of people, but a sink to do dishes (I probably wouldn’t drink the water), a toilet, beautiful sunset, and the ocean is very near the campsite and there are tons of cute little crabs to watch run around!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Karo

Ranking: 8/10

Quite small campsite, it got crowded but everyone still found a spot. Clean long drop toilet and a sink for the dishes.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Mischa

Ranking: 8/10

We weren’t sold on this spot—super crowded that we were confused if we were even in the right spot. Nice and quiet rest though!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Kat

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot for free. Heaps of space. Clean long drop. Water and sink for dish washing.

Reviewed over 2 years ago