Weirs Beach Recreation Reserve

Weirs Beach Recreation Reserve

Haldane - freedom camping area


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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 3 months ago

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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 4 months ago

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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 4 months ago and experienced in January 2019

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Clem's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

The campsite is free and quite big.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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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 7 months ago

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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 7 months 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 8 months ago

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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 8 months ago

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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 9 months ago

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Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Tracey Tyson

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place good shade and lots of room. Not so good after lots of rain.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Josephine Ayvadian

Ranking: 5/10

Small one... don't have access to the beach, toilets are clean, it's very small and there were already 5 vans.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Tatiana Rochereau

Ranking: 7/10

Campsite is a little bit retired from the main road but nice. Big large grassy area with trees and inlet behind. Super cool for a walkway. Protect and respect nature!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Emily Garside

Ranking: 6/10

Went in February, so full of vans it's hard to think.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Andreas Astrom

Ranking: 8/10

Landed quite late on a rainy day. Wind picked up during the night but the surrounding trees offered shelter from the worst gusts. The toilet gave a rough impression from the outside but turned out to be really nice and tidy! The grass area was hard and firm and we had no problems going back out to the road with the 3500 kg motorhome on the soaking wet grass.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Kimberley Garrod

Ranking: 10/10

Camping in large field area surrounded by large trees. Beautiful tidy estuary unspoilt which can be crossed at low tide to get to large sandy beach do not miss the crossing back otherwise long walk or swim back. You will need to wade a little to get across to the beach. If you go pass the entrance to the campsite there is space for two or three pitches or vans with amazing views as main camp site has limited or no views sneaky area around the corner makes this site wow if you can get this pitch, it feels like you have your own little island all to yourself lovely spot. Toilet X1 and fresh water available at this site however take rubbish with you. This site is also free. Good gravel road to site. 10/10 as we got a spot with amazing views here. Very few bugs here to nibble on you nothing really to worry about but worth carrying repellant just in case.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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mcp hm

United States

Ranking: 7/10

quiet, no one bothered us, lovely view. free!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Ranking: 10/10

Very good, quiet, near the beach.
We were alone on this big camping area. Toilet were clean.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Good site, quiet.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012