42 Rankers Reviews
107 Freedom Camping
Use this campsite as a base for recreational activities around the Twizel area or as an overnight stay in a picturesque setting.
Turn off SH6 onto the Pukaki Canal Road (take care, this is a gravel road). The access road to the lake is signposted.
South Island ▷ Mount Cook - MacKenzie ▷ Twizel
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Beautiful camping site with plenty of space, two toilets placed far from each other. We spent two nights (family with a 7 years old boy) and the toilet was very clean, however, at the end of the third day paper toilet and hand sanitizer had finished (is not a issue with you have yours). If you like fishing is a great spot to catch trouts - first, check fish and game booklets, they have some restrictions. No sand fly during the stay 🙌
Down quite a long and bumpy gravel road (make sure you drive down the right side of the Pukaki canal!) but a quiet and pleasant camp site. Great views of the mountains and we had a lovely sunset. Long drops available.
Cost (2p, non-powered): $0
Location: Very pretty. Lots of bird life.
Facilities: Long drops only
Sandflies: A few
X-Factor: Not quite
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Really no complaints here...quiet and safe place to sleep. Toilet is OK. Be sure to bring water!
Absolutely beautiful spot! Set up with the trees so it protects you from the wind. Awesome little river inlets everywhere and just so peaceful. You wouldn't even know you're only 1-2km off the highway! Bring insect reppelent and you're good to go!
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Stayed two nights here. Lots of room. Some picnic tables. Beautiful view of the stars of a clear night. One night was cloudy, the other was clear. Good view of the mountains. Lake looked nice. Road along the canal was rough to get to the site. but other than that it was good.
Nice free campsite with stunning views of the mountains beside a lake. Drop toilets were the cleanest we have come across but make sure you bring your own water. If pitching a tent, stay away from the bank of the lake, if it rains the grass bank is prone to getting a bit wet! We set up on the upper section by some trees to act as a wind break, which worked a treat.
nice spot, next to canal and lake, you can go fishing, toilets ok, endless space - all for free!
Nice spot, plenty of space even in summer. We stayed two nights in a tent and had nothing to complain.
Two long drops with toilet paper. Lake is clear and not too bad for a refreshing swim. Easy to find, use Google maps coordinates.
Bring water! 03/19
Nice quiet site, once you get to it from the gravel track down to it
Awesome, beautiful place. Plenty of spots with picnic benches and lake views. No sand flies! The toilet was clean. No running water so bring your own. Walk around the lake was nice and the ducks were friendly. Great location - not too hard to find (maybe in the dark). Really fun times here.
A free campsite near Lake Tekapo. And thats all there is to it. There is a little off road bit to the campsite and there are a few toilets on the site itself. It is mostly a passing through campsite where people park there car to get an early start the next morning. Dont expect too much out of it. But expect an overcrowded place after 9 PM.
Good, remote free campsite at the lake with some toilets. Beware mosquitoes. Highly reccomend!
Big place With Clean toilets and Lot of lovely family ducks. Perfect ! Thanks new Zealand for this place. We love you !
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍