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This is a Selwyn District Council designated camping ground. Camping here is free - please follow common freedom camping rules and keep this place clean! Good river swimming.

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Christchurch Address:
Leeston Road

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17 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

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Nicola Barlow

Ranking: 1/10

We had to leave this campsite at midnight for fear of being robbed. When we arrived we had a strange feeling and there were people in cars and dirt bikes driving around as though they were scouting the place out. As soon as it got dark a woman appeared outside of our camper van asking us to get out and help her with an unknown task. When we didn't she left but there was a car driving around and around turning it's headlights off and on for the next couple of hours. It had an unfriendly feel and we didn't feel safe so we had to go somewhere else. The toilet was a drop toilet and the floor was clean but the toilet itself was very dirty. Right by a main road too and it was fairly noisy. Good luck to whoever stays there!

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Christopher de Baux

Ranking: 10/10

Free, fantastic and beautiful. Getting your Toyota stuck in the mud is probably a result of you being the kind of person that gets your Toyota stuck in the mud.

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mirimirik

New Zealand

Ranking: 1/10

Definitely a no go in winter. Went after solid day of raining in May, got stuck in mud in our Toyota campervan. Had to call AA assist to come and tow us out. Could be a different story in summer.

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Zdenda Barvinek

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great campsite. Flushing toilet, water, BBQ, huge area.

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Jamie McLauchlan

Ranking: 8/10

We love this place. Pets are welcome but there are times when algae affects water quality so people and pets need to stay out of the water. Great place to stay, and a great base to explore the Selwyn district.

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Joscha

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful freedom camping spot. If you come from Springston, drive over the bridge and turn right at the brown sign "Chamberlains Ford"(Old Bridge Road). Huge area to camp. Flushing toilets, rubbish bins and BBQ.

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Bertrand Rives

Ranking: 6/10

A free campsite "near" Christchurch (30km). Noisy. Bad toilets. But grass to park the car without any problem.

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Bernard Duinkerken

Ranking: 8/10

Very spacious campground with toilet and rubbish bin. A man told us there is also running water on the westside of the road but we stayed on east and didn't check. As long as you don't park as close to the non busy road, the cars wont be a bother at all

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Bert Gielen

Ranking: 10/10

Clean toilets, water supply, washing sink, river is nearby, garbage cans as well. What more do you need? Big camping ground on both sides of the river, one has a concrete toilet and facilities block.

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Andrew B

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Great open, clean, well maintained overnight location. A little on the noisy side, but very pleasant. Very basic but another great spot in the Selwyn District close to Christchurch and Lincoln.

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Sander and Eliza Hembrarskamp

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

We stayed here for 2 nights to take our Jucy car back in Christchurch. Good spot, only about 30 mins from the city. Next to a road so can be quite noisy. Big, clean "V.I.P (I'm not kidding, check the seat!)" vault toilet and water from the river (under the viaduct).

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Phillip

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Not far from the city, very clean, nice!

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Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Free for vehicles. Could probably get away with a tent. Pretty easy to find, even in the dark. Best, cleanest, nicest smelling longdrop toilets we'd used. Must have been redone recently- they have tile in there. Open area with lots of hi-way noise and lights (which had never bothered me before). Slightly less noise/light at back of lot.

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