Queenstown-Glenorchy Road, TwentyFive...

Queenstown-Glenorchy Road, TwentyFive Mile Stream

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NOTE - Please depart by 9am each morning.

This is a fantastic spot to have breakfast after camping the night, but please note that you must depart before 9am in the morning, or you may be subject to a $200 fine.

The local DOC Ranger says thanks those who do depart by 9am as it really reduces his work load:)


Feature Value Info


DOC Otago

Central government organisation


South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Showing 13 reviews of 35.

Tony's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

No longer a freedom camping site it appears all freedom camping has been banned in the area. But still a nice spot to relax for the day.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Hakuna Matata

Ranking: 7/10

Nice spot but very small area, lucky to get 3 vehicles in. Queenstown and Glenorchy do not want freedom campers no matter if they are self contained. Be aware!

Reviewed 12 months ago

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J Brown

Ranking: 9/10

Great place to park up for the night. Clean longdrop. Incredible views. Keep your camper closed and the sandflies out. Would stay again.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Mark N

Ranking: 2/10

WARNING. The entrances have been blocked with boulders. All that is left is a small gravel parking area. But sufficient to stay a night if you’ve driven out there. You can walk next door and see what great place it once was. Now a small gravel car park. Give it a miss.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Marc S

Ranking: 5/10

Biggist part of the free camp got closed of. Just enough place for 3-4 campers on the waterfront. Got there at midday to have lunch and got attacked by quite a few sand fly’s. I wouldn’t stay there if you can drive to an other spot even if the water side view is beautiful.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Hamish's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Obviously used to be bigger... would definitely recommended getting there at 5pm. Tight parking on the lake front (room for about 5 vehicles) room for about 5 more parking around the edges. Great view of mountains and lake. Very windy spot. Free - can’t complain. No facilities.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Daniel's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful small spot. All of the lakeside spots were taken when we arrived at 5pm (there is only 4). There are no facilities, but amazing views.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Almudena's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing spot in the middle of the nature. Not many vans, not amenities. Highly recommended for those who love being in the nature in a peaceful place. We loved it!
(At evening the sandflies are terrible so cover your skin)

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Forrest Poirier


Ranking: 8/10

Amazing views of Lake Wakatipu with the surrounding snow peaked mountains out every window. Arrive right at 5 if you want a spot on the water. We got here at 5:15 and 5/6 waterfront spots were taken. Room for another ~8 campers with views of the mountains and bush. Please re-open the rest of the lot!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Andrew Hammond


Ranking: 9/10

Larger section was closed but there were still about 8 campervans of various sizes parked with us in the smaller section when we woke up. Make sure you have plenty of bug spray as there can be a lot of sand flies.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Ash's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Large section of the place is currently closed off so not a lot of space, it was quite overcrowded when we stayed.
Nice view over the lake for the first ~2 arrivals and those braving the sandflies on the shore. 5pm-9am only.
Short drives to glenorchy or queenstown.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

MimzieTT's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Free spot on route to Glenorchy. You will see a sign which indicates you need to turn in, just before a small bridge when the road drops to a single lane. There was enough space for a dozen campervans but it did feel like a carpark. You had to park close together and there was a combination of enclosed vehicles and those sleeping in cars/vans. We found a lot of beautiful D.O.C sites for only $8 in Glenorchy which we would have preferred such as Lake Sylvan. When you head through Glenorchy there is a sign that says "freedom camping is now permitted from here onwards" so if you are coming to do the routeburn track or a walk in the area and find this area full - keep on driving another 20 minutes or so for further spaces.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Charlotte's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Being the nearest free site near Queenstown was highly beneficial (roughly 30min). Stayed here 2 nights while exploring Queenstown in the day. Located right before the one way bridge on glenorchy-queenstown road. Cold overnight and morning but peaceful with the sounds of the lake.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

DOC Managed

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 😍

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Cymen Crick

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