Crown Range Summit

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Vehicles must be self contained.

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22 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

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 😍

Marilli's avatar

Marilli

Ranking: 6/10

Yes the view is nice and there is a lot of space.
But you have to go up the crown range road which is heavy with a campervan when you just want to visit Queenstown... and anyways forbidden for britz campervans...
And in the morning cars on the road were honking and woke us up... must have been on porpoise because t i can’t see what’s there to hunk for :D

Reviewed 1 day ago

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Scooper

Ranking: 10/10

Wow! This spot was terrific. No facilities, but felt reasonably safe as there is a traffic camera watching the location and you can check your van out while there - the location has great phone service - you can look it up on the metservice web page, search for traffic camera crown range. The sites aren’t completely flat but almost, and the view is spectacular. We stayed overnight during a snowstorn and were snowed in until the grader came to clear the carpark in the middle of the day. We were prepared for this (batteries charged, plenty of gas, chains, snow gear, etc) but most of the other vans weren’t. Don’t stay there in the cold months if you aren’t prepared for it because you could be there for a while. Our neighbours were freezing and one group got so desperate they tried to dig themselves out with chopping boards (FAILED, BTW...). In the cold months you must have chains for your van. We had an awesome time there and will stay again.

Reviewed 29 days ago and experienced in September 2018

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Sophie Skinner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Very exposed site and a little tricky to find a flat area and no shelter whatsoever. Only us and one other camper which felt a little isolated. No facilities. Local teenagers being silly with cars up and down the mountain made us a little uneasy. Otherwise quietened down at night and good view across to Queenstown.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Mischa

Ranking: 10/10

Ridiculous views and super quiet!! At sunset lots of people pull over to take pictures but we were practically the only car there. Serenity at its finest!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Rachel

Ranking: 10/10

What a stunning place to park up for the night! We felt on top of the world!
It is a long slow drive but well worth the view.
We were the only van there, joined later by the gritter, as it started to snow.
The road was fine to drive down in the morning, despite the snowfall.
Some cars stopped off for photos both in the evening & the morning.
This could be irritating in season.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Christina

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing spot for self contained vehicles overlooking Queenstown. Lots of people coming and going during the day but night time very quiet.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Klex Becker

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing view above Queenstown. There are many cars just stopping for taking pictures, but after the sunset it's getting quiet. There are 10 spots on the edge with the amazing view directly from the camper. Other 15 campers can park in the second row.
There is no toilet.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Alice Addy

Ranking: 8/10

Breathtaking views, no facilities but if you're self contained that doesn't matter. Would visit again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Tash van Leeuwen

Ranking: 9/10

Incredible views, but you're best to drive up in the evening as there seems to be a lot less traffic/people around at that time. We woke up to an overwhelming amount of tourists in the morning. Otherwise I can't really complain about this place, free camping and literally nothing around you apart from the exceptional views. Would rather stay here instead of getting overpriced/overhyped Queenstown accommodation.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Niels Petit

Ranking: 10/10

1 word = amazing.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Craig Eagleton

Ranking: 9/10

We arrived after five hours traveling from Milford Sound getting there at around 6pm. The view is amazing. Commercial aircraft (no noise) flying below you in the Gibbston Valley heading for the airport. Not much level ground to park, but we managed. The wind was immense, but such is 2017 summer.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Jos Tolboom

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great view, site is ok. No facilities.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Puneet Mishra

India

Ranking: 9/10

We came here quite late in the night, it was the only place we could find after traveling, we didn't want to drive to late in the night. We woke up in the morning greeted by a fantastic view. Although it was near the highway it wasn't very noisy in the night. Me and my wife decided to take a walk while the kids stayed in the camper watching a movie. The view was fantastic after the 1 hour walk, I would highly recommend going on the hike. Overall a decent place to stay at if near the Wanaka area.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

22 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

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 😍

Marilli's avatar

Marilli

Ranking: 6/10

Yes the view is nice and there is a lot of space.
But you have to go up the crown range road which is heavy with a campervan when you just want to visit Queenstown... and anyways forbidden for britz campervans...
And in the morning cars on the road were honking and woke us up... must have been on porpoise because t i can’t see what’s there to hunk for :D

Reviewed 1 day ago

Scooper's avatar

Scooper

Ranking: 10/10

Wow! This spot was terrific. No facilities, but felt reasonably safe as there is a traffic camera watching the location and you can check your van out while there - the location has great phone service - you can look it up on the metservice web page, search for traffic camera crown range. The sites aren’t completely flat but almost, and the view is spectacular. We stayed overnight during a snowstorn and were snowed in until the grader came to clear the carpark in the middle of the day. We were prepared for this (batteries charged, plenty of gas, chains, snow gear, etc) but most of the other vans weren’t. Don’t stay there in the cold months if you aren’t prepared for it because you could be there for a while. Our neighbours were freezing and one group got so desperate they tried to dig themselves out with chopping boards (FAILED, BTW...). In the cold months you must have chains for your van. We had an awesome time there and will stay again.

Reviewed 29 days ago and experienced in September 2018

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Sophie Skinner's avatar

Sophie Skinner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Very exposed site and a little tricky to find a flat area and no shelter whatsoever. Only us and one other camper which felt a little isolated. No facilities. Local teenagers being silly with cars up and down the mountain made us a little uneasy. Otherwise quietened down at night and good view across to Queenstown.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Mischa's avatar

Mischa

Ranking: 10/10

Ridiculous views and super quiet!! At sunset lots of people pull over to take pictures but we were practically the only car there. Serenity at its finest!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Rachel's avatar

Rachel

Ranking: 10/10

What a stunning place to park up for the night! We felt on top of the world!
It is a long slow drive but well worth the view.
We were the only van there, joined later by the gritter, as it started to snow.
The road was fine to drive down in the morning, despite the snowfall.
Some cars stopped off for photos both in the evening & the morning.
This could be irritating in season.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Christina's avatar

Christina

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing spot for self contained vehicles overlooking Queenstown. Lots of people coming and going during the day but night time very quiet.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Klex Becker's avatar

Klex Becker

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing view above Queenstown. There are many cars just stopping for taking pictures, but after the sunset it's getting quiet. There are 10 spots on the edge with the amazing view directly from the camper. Other 15 campers can park in the second row.
There is no toilet.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Alice Addy's avatar

Alice Addy

Ranking: 8/10

Breathtaking views, no facilities but if you're self contained that doesn't matter. Would visit again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Tash van Leeuwen's avatar

Tash van Leeuwen

Ranking: 9/10

Incredible views, but you're best to drive up in the evening as there seems to be a lot less traffic/people around at that time. We woke up to an overwhelming amount of tourists in the morning. Otherwise I can't really complain about this place, free camping and literally nothing around you apart from the exceptional views. Would rather stay here instead of getting overpriced/overhyped Queenstown accommodation.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Niels Petit's avatar

Niels Petit

Ranking: 10/10

1 word = amazing.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Craig Eagleton's avatar

Craig Eagleton

Ranking: 9/10

We arrived after five hours traveling from Milford Sound getting there at around 6pm. The view is amazing. Commercial aircraft (no noise) flying below you in the Gibbston Valley heading for the airport. Not much level ground to park, but we managed. The wind was immense, but such is 2017 summer.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Jos Tolboom's avatar

Jos Tolboom

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great view, site is ok. No facilities.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Puneet Mishra's avatar

Puneet Mishra

India

Ranking: 9/10

We came here quite late in the night, it was the only place we could find after traveling, we didn't want to drive to late in the night. We woke up in the morning greeted by a fantastic view. Although it was near the highway it wasn't very noisy in the night. Me and my wife decided to take a walk while the kids stayed in the camper watching a movie. The view was fantastic after the 1 hour walk, I would highly recommend going on the hike. Overall a decent place to stay at if near the Wanaka area.

Reviewed about 2 years ago