23 Rankers Reviews
75 Freedom Camping
34 Queenstown Township
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:)
South Island ▷ Queenstown Region ▷ Queenstown Township
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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.
Great spot, very popular though.
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Environ 15 à 20 places mais nous sommes arrivés vers 17h pour avoir un emplacement Top face au lac.
1ier free camping en venant de Queenstown.
Beautiful spot by the lake. You can take your car right up to the waves — amazing to hear the water as you sleep.
There’s ample space for dozens of campervans and there were at least 12 or so when we were there.
No picnic tables, toilet, or drinking water... it is just a safe and legal place to sleep. Self-contained only. And you can camp between 5pm to 9am. So plan on leaving before 9am.
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Very beautiful views of the lake. I knocked it down a star due to the sandflies in the morning. They weren’t so bad in the evening or daytime. No toilet, but plenty of room for campers!
Ideal free spot on way to Glenorchy. No facilities. Shame some people are spoiling it - seems to have developed a toilet bush around one side. No problem for self contained though. Nice little beach onto the lake.
Great spot next to the lake. Plenty of space, approx. 30 mins from the centre of Queenstown.
Beautiful location for a stop of if wanting a free place near Queenstown, it’s just before the one lane road(a little bit hidden) but blue sign as soon as you drive in
Lots of spaces to park and 39 mins from Queenstown. We reckon this is your best free option for being that close to the town. No facilities but if you get up early and five to town to get a coffee at a cafe you’re sorted, or there are lots of public toilets in Queenstown den by the harbour. Nice views of the lake aswell.
Beautifull quiet spot next to the lake. No facilities.
One of the nicest spots we've been, if there were no sandflies (November). In the evening we couldn't get out of the car without long sleeves /trousers and insect repellant. During the day/at the sun its better. There is a little river flowing into the lake right there, so a good place for bathing.
Does what it says on the tin.... If you want a great view, park up here! Self contained is a must.... don't get stuck in the sand, and watch out for sandflies!!
Michiel de Weerd
We are probably lucky with sunny weather and a mild breeze. Sadnflies are present but not noticeable. Bring swimwear and try a refreshing (as in: cold) dip in the lake.
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 😍