Warrington Reserve

Warrington Reserve

Overnight Self Contained Campervans, Tents allowed



32 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

37 Dump Station

95 Freedom Camping

16 Dunedin




Overnight camping in self-contained vehicles and tents.

Access to the grassed area will be restricted over the winter months to protect the turf from vehicle damage. There will only be limited parking available in the non-self-contained area during this time.

If you are in a self-contained, non self-contained vehicle or a tent then you are welcome to stay here. Maps showing designated camping areas are shown on site.

There are three separate areas at Warrington to segregate the different user groups. The areas are for those camping with tents, those with certified self-contained vehicles and those with non-certified self-contained vehicles.

There are limited spaces for each user group in these areas and enforcement will be operational for vehicles outside of the designated areas.

Vehicle noise and lights can disrupt sleep, so please show consideration to local residents and other campers by arriving at the site before 10pm. Please also respect our environment by using the rubbish and toilet facilities provided.


Feature Value Info


South IslandCoastal OtagoDunedin


  • Freedom Camping
  • Dump Station
  • Free




Showing 13 reviews of 32.

Georgia's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

This is such a sweet spot especially if you just spent the day in Dunedin! We were there end of March and it was still quite busy, however there are still a lot of space. Beach is great, we even went for a swim.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Liz's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

20 minutes to the centre of Dunedin. Nice flat area for our motor home, portaloos, dump station, rubbish bins and flushing toilets. Beautiful/ wild beach 5 minute walk and a good playground for the kids. Busy.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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JT's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

lot of space for tents and self contained. for not self contained up to 10sites in a marked place. close to the ocean and verry quite. good toilets and 1 sink. for free!

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in January 2019

WideEyedWanderer's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Plenty of space on the grass (the self-contained canvas seemed to spill over quite a ways into the "camping" area). Permanent toilets at the front in the gravel "non-self-contained" area and two portaloos near the rear which were heavily used but relatively clean. Probably 30-40 groups there in late February, it was fairly full but not packed. Not everyone was quiet & respectful, there was loud music until late. The beach is nice and easy to access and there is a sea lion who raises a pup there every summer, though we didn't see her. Very easy to access from the main highway through town and well signed. Not our first choice, but an easy free place to stay the night.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Michael S's avatar

Michael S

Ranking: 9/10

Wow!! Sehr toller freier Platz. Große Fläche um zu campen. Direkt hinter den Dünen an traumhaften Strand.
Toiletten waren dreckig. Trinkwasser vorhanden! Ebenfalls Spüle für den Abwasch.
Immer wieder gerne an diesen Ort!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Kevin O'Brien's avatar

Kevin O'Brien

Ranking: 10/10

Clean flushing toilets. Fabulous magical beach.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Maxime's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Really nice free campsite! Portaloos smelled pretty bad, but luckily there were also some flushing toilets.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Dirk Taubner


Ranking: 9/10

Lot of space, 5 minutes walk to a wonderful beach. Quiet.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Arne's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice place nearby the coast. You can have great walks at the beach. For non self-contained only a few campsites available and you stand very close together like on a car park. Toilets and sinks for washing the dishes are good. There are some tables where we cooked and had dinner.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Laura Clay's avatar

Laura Clay


Ranking: 8/10

Great free spot, with portable toilets and close to dunedin.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Robyn Phillips's avatar

Robyn Phillips

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic free campsite with drinking water, bins and toilets. Few minutes walk to the beach. Lots of space but filled up quickly in the summer so park close together and don't arrive too late!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Meijerelske's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A lot of places at the campsite. The toilet is a clean public toilet. When we were there the toilet paper was finished so if you want it be sure to bring your own. This is one of the best free campsites we had.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Pru Casey

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Tents to the playground end and self contained vans to the far end ensure our sea lion mother and baby are not disturbed. Sea lions hate “banging” e.g. tent pegs being hammered in - sea lions are highly endangered, are most vulnerable when giving birth and are dangerous wild animals - stay at least 20m away - your choice of tent site can support retention of our national treasure, thank you.

Reviewed over 1 year ago