Lowburn Harbour

Lowburn Harbour

Overnight Campervan Parking



51 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

132 Freedom Camping

2 Cromwell




Self-contained campers only

3 night stay maximum


Feature Value Info


South IslandCentral OtagoCromwell


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Showing 13 reviews of 51.

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 days 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 14 days 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 17 days 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 17 days ago

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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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 months ago

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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 8/10

23Oct18. 2 of us in large motorhome. Free gives it a lot of marks! A large space for plenty of vans. We parked right by the water near the boat ramp, not too far from the toilets.
Toilets. It looked like 2 portaloos had been placed in the original loo entrances. Perhaps the originals will be replaced indue course? The problem with the portaloos is they are plastic and it was hot when we were there. We didn’t venture in them but preferred to use our own loo and the public loos in Cromwell the next morning.
Noise. The young uns were awake a while but not too noisy. We used to be young once.... The road noise was noticeable as the road is not too far away. Perhaps it would be better in a different part of the site but I expect it is luck of the draw as to the level of traffic going by.
Good surroundings. A good stopover to keep the budget level down. Have been before and expect to again.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Rugby's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice site but road noise could upset some, big area to choose from. Porta loo in ladies no soap no paper mens had paper not that special but good place to stay after Haast and a long day we were lucky with weather. Arrowtown near as well for next day.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Eranda's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stayed 1 night. Spacious area, closer to the lake.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Sue's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Absolutely stunning free camping spot! Views over the lake are beautiful. It’s nice and level, fairly close to the highway but far enough away to not be bothered by noise. Basic toilets, but they’re there.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Christian Oerlemans

Ranking: 7/10

Nice big campground with flush toilets. Toilets are smelly, have no seats, rains inside and the door lock is busted so will swing open regularly. Can wash hands with soap.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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