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Sarah's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

We visited in mid winter. 4-5 other vehicles there overnight. Peaceful, with road noise but didn’t bother us. Toilets passable and rubbish/recycling facilities much appreciated. Would definitely come back here.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Diana's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great views, lots of space if you arrive early. Lots of toilets - portaloos at regular intervals along the parking strip and a permanent ablution block too. Pity that some people don’t use them and prefer to relieve themselves in adjacent bushes - please don’t, it’s a public health issue, it’s disgusting and a chargeable offence. Respect the kind you are visiting

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Marleen's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Stayed at this place with a non-self-contained vehicle, it was no problem. Great view, no sandflies and the toilet was fine (included toilet paper). There was even WiFi!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Julianne McKie


Ranking: 6/10

Nice view if you are staying in tent but with campervan no view, close to road so lots of road noise. Toilets and recycle bins though one was damaged and unusable. Was only free place available after great Doubtful sound trip.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Juliane Haas

Ranking: 8/10

I liked it, although toilets were not the cleanest.
Don't know why some one else didn't like the cars - it's a freedom camping place for both self contained and non self contained. It's a pity, that some campers feel like they are worth more just because they have a big motorhome. People in cars are just as much able to camp!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Nice place with amazing scenic view. The camping spot is huge,so planty space for travelers leaving/heading Queenstown.
+ No sandflies
+ Self contained / tants places
+ Plenty parking spots for vehicles
+ Calm place even if the place is located near main road
+ Nice location.Not just parking spot at the main road
- Toilets are quite clean with toilet paper, but I can imagine there are not enough toilets here during busy days.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Hans Hummel

Ranking: 2/10

Nice Spot, but...
(1) heaps of people, quite a Lot of rubbish and toilets Look how one would expect them to.
More importantly though
(2) "council watchdogs" indeed trying to do Something. In vain: they woke us in the dead of night, said we were parked the wrong way. We relocated and have now heaps of insects in our Car. Way to Go, dear council.
I would Pass on this one.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Megan Belanger

Ranking: 8/10

Nice views of the lame. The toilets weren’t the cleanest, but better than some. A bit busy but a great place to stop for just one night. No water - bring your own. Non-self contained vehicles are welcome. Great for a free site.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Marinette Kegels

Ranking: 2/10

A 2 for the mess people make of this beautiful place!
Toilets are horrible, bins are overloaded and lots of not self contained vehicles.
No respect for this spot.
It’s a pity that Cromwell city doesn’t take the lead and send his watchdogs to control.
We have the feeling that the self contained rules are less strict in the south compared with the north island

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Maxime's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Campsite was okay, but not really suitable for tents. Must be lucky to find one of the few good spots. Right next to the motorway which makes it quite noisy at night. The location next to the river was quite nice, but always brings sandflies with it, of course.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ave's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Nice big area. Beautiful scenes, road noise is minimal during the night. Toilets are absolutely disgusting thank god for my own loo in the van.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Christer Moberg


Ranking: 9/10

Allows a lot of campers. No problem with the large road next to the camping spot. Beautiful sunset. Downside was toilet but it works.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Sandi Calvert

Ranking: 7/10

Very lovely location beside a river/lake. Lots of room. We stayed here at end of May and there were at least 15-20 camper vehicles. Still plenty of room.
Very basic - grass and trees. We did not find it noisy.

Reviewed over 3 years ago