W F Moss Scenic Reserve Picnic...

W F Moss Scenic Reserve Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking



23 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

100 Freedom Camping

13 Motueka



Grassy areas near native trees


Closest Freedom Camping to the Abel Tasman

W F Moss Scenic Reserve sits in a quiet valley, 10 minutes off the main road. Camping amoungst native plantings, next to the Riwaka river. Take another 5 minute drive up to the Riwaka Resurgence, where the river literally appears from a cave at the bottom of the hill. Take a swim in the crystal pool- refreshing to the max!


Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionMotueka


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free





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Wiebke's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

The campground is really big and not a problem to find a free spot. There is a small river where you can walk through. The toilet is okay but very smelly and many mosquitos - but better than none.

Reviewed 7 days ago

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James F

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed here 2 nights as such a lovely spot so much space !! Off the beaten track so ideal place. Shame about the loo as it was the worst thing I’ve ever smelt and unusable really. There was so much space and not even full after 8 Oclock !!

Reviewed 19 days ago

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Drew's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

The best campsite out there! Peaceful and large. Small stream surrounded by hills! Bypass the town and get out here, you won’t regret it

Reviewed 20 days ago

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Javier Williams

Ranking: 9/10

Its a nice place for overnight before visit Abel Tasman. Even it was full, we could find a place and it was better than free options in Motueka.However it was a little bit difficult to find out; you have to turn left and follow the exact location in Rankers app. It was at the end of this small road when you think that you are going to nowhere.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Camping crew

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful site with easy access. Great draw chorus.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Megan's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Looks beautiful. But was closed due to fire risk when we tried to camp there.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Guilhem's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great place to stay. River nearby. Lot of space to park. Toilets are starting to get overloaded. No water tap nearby

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Molly's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Huge grassed area where you can park anywhere. Relatively clean drop toilet, a few sandflies around due to the river but very manageable. Grass was nice and green, not very long so had been recently mowed/well maintained.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in November 2018

Matt's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great place to stay with easy access to Abel tasman. Really quiet area with plenty of grass to park on. 1 drop toilet that's seen better days but the sites free

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Sophie Skinner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Ideal spot for camping pre/post Abel Tasman. Very close to Kaiteriteri/Marahau/Motueka for a tour departure or before heading over Takaka hill. Corners and a couple trees to nestle into in the van. Beside a nice river, has one clean long drop. Road to site is under minor maintenance but it was fine for our camper, just some cones and a little gravel when we went, so don’t be put off by early cones. Stayed 2 nights here!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Joseph's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Very quite area, have a toilet and picnic benches, nothing else

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Christina's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Perfect spot for an overnight self contained spot, no cellphone coverage

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Oceane Imber

Ranking: 6/10

It’s a good spot for one night with the river just behind. Toilets were not the best ones but for a free camp it was alright. Lots of space and little corner to have some privacy if you wanted.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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