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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Very good free camp!! Try the other side of the bridge, there is more room. Toilets are OK and clean. Also a sink to watch your dishes (non potable water). A lot of backpackers...
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!
Christopher de Baux
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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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.
Great campsite. Flushing toilet, water, BBQ, huge area.
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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.
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.
A free campsite "near" Christchurch (30km). Noisy. Bad toilets. But grass to park the car without any problem.
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
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.
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.
We at Rankers NZ, love to meet travellers on the road and share in some of the freedom. That's why Rankers NZ invites you to come and stay for free at our chill riverside overnight parking area in the Motueka Valley at the top of the South Island.
Sander and Eliza Hembrarskamp
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).
Not far from the city, very clean, nice!