Wairau Diversion Reserve

Wairau Diversion Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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101 Freedom Camping

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Overnight Freedom Camping on the coast at Wairau Diversion Reserve. Great fishing and white-baiting spot. Good surfing too when there's an easterly swell. Self Contained Vehicles only and maximum stay of 2 nights.

NOTE - Marlborough generally gets particularly parched over summer, so please - NO FIRES

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South IslandMarlboroughBlenheim

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Gini

Ranking: 8/10

Ist zur Zeit offen. Viel Platz und normale Toiletten.

Reviewed 17 days ago

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Cody

Ranking: 9/10

Large open area, feels like disperse camping in the woods and not a car park. Clean pit toilets, no showers or water. It was very windy when we were there so no catch to swim or fish. Also no surf waves at the time.

Reviewed 18 days ago

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Jack Moxon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very large campsite, you should always be able to find a spot. Toilets right at the far end by the mouth of the river as well - no lights and recommend bringing your own toilet paper. No sink, has antibac gel instead. Nice river/beach. You can’t camp by the end near the toilets, $200 fine as signposted. Plenty of trees for shade. Location on map is correct turnoff but actual campsite is further down the gravel path with a vineyard on the left, follow it until you reach the camp by the river mouth. Be careful of the sand as you could get stuck if you drive through it!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Richard & Chris, UK

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic spot, plenty of space all the way from the road to the beach. The app shows the site right at the junction to the road, but follow the road to the end where everyone else is! Nice beach walks, view from your van over the river. Toilets near the beach.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Salkinnoma

Ranking: 9/10

Its a good and large camping spot. Its not to far from the picton ferry terminal so its the perfect spot for late/early ferries!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Mark

Ranking: 10/10

Great place. Heaps of room. Can get a bit dusty. 15 minutes to Picton. Mobile coverage

Reviewed 3 months ago

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A smith

Ranking: 10/10

Great destination to stay for the night. Views in the evening as sun sets is are lovely as well as the morning. Clean and tidy. Just what you expect of a freedom camping spot. Would recommend to anyone getting the ferry early next morning as only a short drive to Picton.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Dennis Rijbroek

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Road to the site is tricky when you go down to the riverside. No facilities available. Decent view.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Michael

Ranking: 3/10

Unfortunately, at our stay, this place was crowded with about 20 cars/campervans.
Yes, the beach and the river are really nice, but the campsite itself is just not worth it. There is a public toilet at the beach. If you don't go, you really are not missing out anything.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Emma & Tom

Ranking: 9/10

Nice secluded spot down but the beach with lots of shelter or open ground if you prefer. Toilet ok as far as long drops go. Access via gravel path bit rough and pot holes but ok if you go slow! Newbie UK Jucy campers :)

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Rick’d

Ranking: 10/10

Great site close to the ferry. Perfect for us - twice!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Georgia

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely spot. Toilets are pretty clean and beach is cool. Lots of space

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Glen Marshall UK

Ranking: 10/10

Site not exactly as shown on app but I think it may have just now moved up & it is easy, with the sea to your right turn up gravel road as you go over bridge then drive about 1km up with vineyards either side, we parked under tall pine trees at end of lake just before beach & near new toilet blocks “Brilliant site & views & facilities good”
Plenty of parking please respect this site or loose it one of the best freedom sites we have stayed at
Jas & Glen

Reviewed about 1 year ago