Kawatiri Beach Reserve – Westport...

Kawatiri Beach Reserve – Westport

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53 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

116 Freedom Camping

13 Westport

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Welcome to the Kawatiri Beach Reserve

The Kawatiri Beach Reserve is the result of thousands of hours of volunteer labour from Westport residents.
We want you to enjoy this place as much as we do, so rather than leave no trace, please leave it better for the
us and the visitors that will follow in your footsteps.

Throughout the beautiful Buller / Kawatiri District freedom camping areas like this one are provided to assist in
the preservation of our stunning coast and inland forest areas. Please use these sites and their facilities to
protect the environment for those who live here, our visitors, and future generations to come.

You can do your part to help keep this place beautiful by:
 Keeping your stay to a maximum of 2 nights
 Using the toilet and rubbish bins provided. If the bins are full, please take your rubbish to another bin
elsewhere to prevent the local birdlife from spreading your rubbish far and wide
 Only staying overnight in the designated area, as shown on the map
 Respecting those you share the site with. Please keep noise to a minimum, and your gear well
contained
 Keeping access ways clear for other users
 Calling 111 in the event of a fire. Please ensure any bonfire sites are clear of rubbish before you leave
them.
 Rubbish bins for disposal are available in Punakaiki, Westport, Hector, Karamea and Reefton.
 Dump stations are available on The Esplanade in Westport, The Strand in Reefton and at the Cobden
Bridge in Greymouth.

For more information about freedom camping in the Buller District please head to
http://bullerdc.govt.nz/freedom-camping-in-buller. Enjoy your stay and thank you for respecting our
environment.

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South IslandWest CoastWestport

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  • Freedom Camping
  • Free

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GERARD & AXELLES

Ranking: 7/10

nice place on gravel for about 25-30 cars.
even some places for big RV's if you come on time.
there is alot of wind, so outside cooking was less fun but okay.
right next to the beach.
toilets 7/10. they were clean for being drop toilets.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Michael

Ranking: 9/10

Great free camping, complete with free bathrooms. There are a couple of big lots with numbered spaces, I’m not sure how many but it had to be about 40. I got there mid-afternoon and didn’t have trouble getting a spot. By later in the evening it seemed to be pretty full. Within 200 yards of the ocean, with a very funky beach covered in driftwood.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Sabine

Ranking: 7/10

Dusty Area like a carpark, but you stay free and near to the beach. Place for 25 Campervans. Toilets are o.k.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Sabine

Ranking: 7/10

Dusty Area like a carpark, but you stay free and near to the beach. Place for 25 Campervans. Toilets are o.k.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Fran

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome place! Clean toilets and right next to the Beach! Would come back again!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Drew

Ranking: 8/10

Good spot, right on the beach. Exposed if windy! Great toilets and if all the spots are taken go around to shingle beach. No one there and it is allowed to freedom camp for self contained only! No toilets at the second spot!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Tanja Rombey

Ranking: 6/10

Easy to find but very crowded. The only water tap did not work. It was cool to camp this close to the beach, which was covered in driftwood, but I would not stay there again.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Sònia & Francesc

Ranking: 10/10

Incredible place near Westport beach. There’s allowed 30 campervan

Reviewed 3 months ago

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JACKIE EHRHARDT

Ranking: 10/10

A great camp spot with several spots available for vans. Rubbish bins available along with a well-maintained toilet. The beach is nearby (2 min walk) and it makes for a lovely sunset walk along all of the driftwood and soft, white sand. Friendly council worker pops by in the morning to ensure everything is in good order and that everyone is respectful to the surroundings. An excellent spot!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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JACKIE EHRHARDT

Ranking: 10/10

A great camp spot with several spots available for vans. Rubbish bins available along with a well-maintained toilet. The beach is nearby (2 min walk) and it makes for a lovely sunset walk along all of the driftwood and soft, white sand. Friendly council worker pops by in the morning to ensure everything is in good order and that everyone is respectful to the surroundings. An excellent spot!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Julianne McKie

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place to stop at the beach, easy to find, busy with lots of vans. Single toilet and tap, recycle bins. Lots of driftwood on beach - great for a walk if not too windy. Council worker there in morning to clean very helpful

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Simon Foster

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place to camp for free

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Andy and Julia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Large area right next to the beach. Single drop toilet, with a sink! Was quite smelly in the evening, but was all clear in the morning... may have been from the heat of the day. We liked it.

Reviewed 12 months ago