18 Rankers Reviews
218 Freedom Camping
Beautiful lookout point. There is a shelter with a bench and a great place to have a picnic on the manicured grassy flat.
South Island ▷ Nelson Region ▷ Murchison
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There's a sign saying 'no camping' however there have been several other campers. We also stayed and had a nice dinner, watching the sunset over the mountains. The spot could have been a bit more flat for better sleeping and you could hear the cars and trucks driving. But overall a very nice place if it's still allowed to camp there.
Very nice lookout, but would rather not stay a night again. No flushing toilet (very smelly), very crowded place, even at night people trying to get in. No trash, but nice picnic area...although it is for free the night, there are better places...
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Nice lookout and nice place to stay a night. Toilets are not great but ok. For a free place to stay absolutely great
Lovely campsite and for free. Nice views. Toilets not much and not a lot of spaces for campers to park but lovely in general
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Beautiful spot that overlooks the moutains. Was VERY cold overnight and early morning but was amazing to wake up to some native birds and watch the sunrise, especially for free!
The spot looked full when we arrived at 4pm. But it is just really busy for the view. Most people left after 20min. There is room for 8 vehicles. Flat surface. The toilet smells really bad and there are a lot of sandflies and wasps.
Very basic site. Has a toilet, shelter, but no runnig water. The view is beautiful, and considering that it is free very recommendable for a night
Wasn’t very clear on the freedom parking so we moved on but I’m sure would have been fine to stay the night but we didn’t want to risk it
Danny van Meel
OK to spend the night, very few spots, dirty toilets but it's free 😊. Nice lookout!
Very quaint with pretty view. The toilets were okay for free camping, maybe a few to many odours compares to what we were used to in other freedom camping places but hey! They work the job! Don’t drive too fast on the gravel road it’s tilted and we did almost hurt ourselves arriving at night.
Nice lookout but only a few spots. However toilet is really smelly. Best to park further away from it. Would give it a higher rating but unfortunately there were some young 'hooligans' who got a kick out of disturbing the peace between 10.30pm to close to midnight. A number of them were doing donut stunts at the entrance to the lookout so we heard screeching tyres for a good hour or so and a car with a few of them came to where the campervans were parked and started shouting, honking and blasted their music just for laughs.
Nice place. Nice lookout. Only few place so come early or find an other place. Restroom but without water. Right place for one night.
Good enough for an overnight stop but nothing special. The drop loo was very smelly and gross and sand flies very annoying but at least it was free!
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