Lowburn Harbour

Lowburn Harbour

Overnight Campervan Parking


70 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

3 Cromwell

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Self-contained campers only

3 night stay maximum


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South IslandCentral OtagoCromwell


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Leslie's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Stayed for 3 nights just after Xmas, it’s a huge place and easily had 100 vans/motor home/caravans scattered around the lakeside, mostly relatively flat spots. It rained all night our last night and didn’t get bogged in. Toilets were clean and had paper. Huge water park inflatables there over the summer which was fun to watch and the day cars leave about 6pm when it closes and more lakefront spots open up. Really appreciated this site from the council with it being a guarantee spot regardless what time we arrived due to it’s sheer size!

Reviewed 17 days ago

Joanne's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Free campsite with wifi, perfect for self contained campers. Plenty of space, dogs allowed and a great view. Toilet was clean with toilet paper on our stay.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Daniel's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Large flat area right by lake Dunstan. nice surroundings and close to Cromwell Has flushing toilets and rubbish. Although we had to take our own toilet paper and the rubbish was full while we were there.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Justine's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Hard to find using the directions on here... but was able to drive back to the site.
good facilities- cold as no walls by the roof but paper was in good supply and it flushed..
great view and quite a few people using this stop

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Jood's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Huge open, level, hard gravel site by a lake. VERY windy when we were there so dust everywhere. Room for loads of Van's with no overcrowding. Basic toilets, take a torch at night! Surprisingly there was wifi. There's prettier sites to be found.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Linda's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Price: free
Location: by a beautiful lake. Also by a highway but it is a quiet way.
Insects: no, there are some ducks but the are sweet
Wc’s: Nice, toiletpapier is not much but it’s okay
Douche: no douche but you can make a dive in the water.

We have for the first time in our trip free WiFi here.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Liz Wade

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good size area for stopover. Didn’t use the facilities and WiFi not working. Busy but fine for an overnight stop.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Marianna's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Plenty of room, toilets clean but no toilet paper. Wifi!

Thank you for a great free spot to sleep.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Sabine's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Very dusty area but lovely . Directly to the lake.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Vasudev Rupanaguntla's avatar

Vasudev Rupanaguntla

Ranking: 10/10

Huge site with great views. Restrooms are well maintained.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Fer's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great place with a lot of ducks and free wifi!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

sehr großer Platz an wunderschönem See. Toiletten in Ordnung.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Mike Sc

Ranking: 9/10

Magical. Large site beside lake with resident ducks. A full moon over the lake with a few stray clouds. Perfect. Simple toilet facilities.didnt see dump or potable water. Trees for shade.

Reviewed over 1 year ago