Crown Range Summit

Crown Range Summit

Overnight Campervan Parking


32 Rankers Reviews

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3 Arrowtown

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DOC Otago

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South IslandQueenstown RegionArrowtown


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Showing 13 reviews of 32.

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The Gillies

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot with amazing views. V windy and stormy but spectacular. It is just a car park, but a great spot to stop over close to Queenstown.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Thangs's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Go early as spots are limited if you wish to face the mountains. No facilities. Only for self contained vehicles (or risk a fine!). Priceless view of the mountains. Drive up to the space is about 20 minutes from the main road.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Peter's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stunning view of the valley into Queenstown, one of the best sunsets we saw. Plenty of space with a view when we arrived at 5 and were one of the first there. Lots of space even if you don’t get there until late though. No facilities so self contained only.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Fran's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Cold and windy, but ok for one Night. No toilets. Quite a lot of space.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Solveig's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing views! A must-stay place if you’re self contained and heading towards queenstown.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Forrest Poirier


Ranking: 8/10

Amazing view looking down the valley towards Queenstown. Plenty of space for 20+ campers but arriving early will guarantee you a spot right on the edge of the cliff overlooking the valley.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Emily Schacher


Ranking: 10/10

Was super cold.. A minus 6 degree night in October. But a beautiful view.. And a good spot for astro photography.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Tiago's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice freedom camping.
The view is phenomenal. The place is not busy at all. Definitely would go again.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Rebecca's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

This was a great spot with views over queenstown and a good stop before heading to Wanaka. We stayed here two nights in a row, unfortunately only for self contained so you would be out of luck otherwise as theres no toilets. Pretty open area so it can get quite windy. Also lots of people come to watch the sunset here so it will be busy around that time but then most people head out.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Breeze's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful sunset but got quite windy up there. No toilets or anything so it is really more a pit stop kind of spot if your not self contained. Amazing sunset and sunrise! Busy as with cars stopping to take photos of the view.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Marilli's avatar


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 over 3 years ago

Scooper's avatar


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 over 3 years 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 over 3 years ago

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Cymen Crick

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