Anatoki Salmon Carpark

Anatoki Salmon Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking



9 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

175 Freedom Camping

36 Golden Bay




Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionGolden Bay


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free




Alex's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing spot with sheeps and very large! No bathrooms but self contained véhicules should be fine. Stopped there for the night and went finish the next day and had the freshest salmon sashimi in my life! An avrege fish is around 25$ but the experience is priceless! Thank you! Oh yeah, once you get there, there is a closed gate you have to open, it's for the sheeps not to escape!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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M.E. Poelman

Ranking: 5/10

Beautiful and quiet spot. However heaps of sandflies and you should enjoy waking up at 6.30am. Lots of roosters and peacocks around.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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anne kellett

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location I am sat listening to the birdsong watching an awesome sunset on the hills behind. We were concerned that we did not want to fish but there are no catches (excuse the pun). The site is free but they ask for a donation for a local charity which I think is the perfect option.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Cindy's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

A peaceful place to hold up for the night only 1 other van there

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Demi Thompson


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome place to freedom camp. There's a sign on a power pole once you get into the paddock, so that you know you're in the right place. No facilities available. There was only us and another van when we went, with plenty of space. Good place to stay before or after visiting the salmon farm. I think they allow 2 nights.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Lance's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Very confusing to find where to actually stop overnight as the signs are very vague and still not sure if we stayed in the right place but parked in a field on the left just before the salmon farm car park and was a beautiful backdrop to spend the night including the deer in the neighboring field

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Christina's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay for self contained campers, we were the only ones there after spending the afternoon Salmon fishing. Very quiet. Comet the friendly deer enjoyed some nice fresh grass too.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Rebekka Doliva

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect freedom camping spot! We spent the afternoon catching our own salmon and visiting the other animals around. (There is a friendly deer opposite the farm, too) The salmon was the best we ever are! We were the only ones staying there that night and no single car passed the street next to the grassy area at night. You could only hear the birds singing. Bring repellent for the sandflies, no toilet accessible at night.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Henrik Suefke

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Anatoki Salmon farm allows visitors to park over their property for up to two nights. No signs, but clearly stated on their website. Great location, with farm animals being walked past our site!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014