Lowburn Harbour

Lowburn Harbour

Overnight Campervan Parking



56 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

115 Freedom Camping

2 Cromwell




Self-contained campers only

3 night stay maximum


Feature Value Info


South IslandCentral OtagoCromwell


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Mads Mossin's avatar

Mads Mossin

Ranking: 8/10

A big free place. Room for many campers. Nice small town and beautiful surroundings. But close to a "heavy traffic" road.

Reviewed 3 months ago and experienced in March 2019

Kipnkeri's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Easily one of the best sites in the south. Pretty as a picture with great vibe. Basic toilets but setting made it worth waiting in a line for the loo. Stay here!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Taylor's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

This was in a great position right by the lake with lots of friendly ducks wandering around. There were designated recycling bins, which was great! There were a few elderly couples who had set up camp there to stay more than just the night. One man in particular seemed quite concerned about others disturbing the piece and was quite watchful of us. Aside from this, it was a great spot!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Pat Burns


Ranking: 8/10

Wow, beautiful spot on the river where you can swim. Lots of space. Toilets are okay.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Clare & Gerry

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot. Toilets and rubbish bins. Lots of space beside Lake Dunstan. Swimming lovely.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Aisling's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great spot! We stayed here for 3 nights and it was ideal. There's room for about a hundred campers and so much space that you never feel crowded. The only downside is there is no drinking water, dump station and the bins are always full because there's so many people but would absolutely recommend it otherwise just be prepared for the ducks!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Pedro's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful view of the lake. We get a place by the lake coast easily. Toilets were ok. I could swim im the lake, an exciting experience. Flat place to park the Campervan.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Freya's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Huge campsite with loads of space to spread out along the edge of the lake. Not much nearby but lots of toilets. A good place to stop between Wanaka and Queenstown.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Glen Marshall UK

Ranking: 9/10

Stayed here on journey up to Twizel from Cromwell then on journey to Dunedin brilliant view of lake plenty of parking but quite busy, good toilet block & very close to Cromwell which is a nice little place to visit & has a farmers market on a Saturday recommended as great stop over
Jas & Glen uk

Reviewed 7 months ago

Joanne's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great free campsite to stop a night on the way to Lake Tekapo from Christchurch. We arrived late, around 10pm and the campsite area is huge and able to accommodate lots of campers, motorhomes, campervan. Public toilets are clean but due to lots of campers, they ran out of toilet paper. Recycling bins also available next to the public toilets. Beautiful view in the morning.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Jonas R.

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful lake, lots and lots of space and free of charge. Only downsite was that there was no water for toilets and sinks when we were there but that should be fixed by now. Birds were a bit annoying as they liked to be around the cars and be noisy at times

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Sophie Skinner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot by the water. We had a dip even in October, not bad at all! Site stretches out along the bank with more toilets further along, portaloos clean. Good for star gazing and close to Cromwell and other turn offs.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Raja Azizul

Ranking: 6/10

Found this free camp spot with hug area for large motorhome. Very peaceful and quiet. Toilets were dirty when we arrived. Nice view of the lake with ducks swimming around. U are allowed to park right next to the lake and enjoy the view.

Reviewed 11 months ago