12 Rankers Reviews
320 Freedom Camping
Welcome to Blenheim township.
Maximum limit of 5 spaces. If there's 5 campers already here when you arrive, then you'll have to find another place to stay.
- Maximum 5 Campervan limit. This is a strict limit and you may be fined $200 if you aren't in one of the 5 allocated parks.
- Please park only in the 5 allocated parking spaces.
- 6pm to 9am
- 1 night maximum
- Self contained vehicles only
- Consider other campers and residents in the area and please take your rubbish with you.
- Look for the details on the Freedom Camping signs when you first arrive and be aware of the rules
South Island ▷ Marlborough ▷ Blenheim
I took some time to find the spots after reading many comments with the descriptions, and stopped the campervan there for a while until start feeling unsafe there. Many people passing too. That was the only place I didn't feel safe in NZ. I recommend drive further more and stop at next free campsite.
Not that I’m surprised, being in the middle of town in a parking lot and all but I wouldn’t recommend this spot. Even though everything surrounding the spot is closed, this seems to be the hang out on the weekends. Lots of passers by, loud music and revving engines.
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Not pretty but convenient location; we snagged a spot early and walked & biked rest of the day. Toilets nearby. Lot brightly lit and some city partying noise but only campers parked at night.
The little numbers you're looking for are in white paint at the top of the parking space. We arrived early and got a spot, but noticed locals also liked to park in the self contained campervan spaces out of the entire empty parking lot (and didn't leave until after 10pm). Flush toilets are 24 hours and a short, well lit walk north. Would recommend for a city space!
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There are 5 spots with number behind the Briscoes. Toilets across the street but closed at night time. You can park there from 6pm to 9pm since it is a paying carpark during the day.
Great quiet spot in town. No toilets. A lot of stores just a minute walk and a Domino's pizza beside. Theres is 5 little numbers next to Briscoes that are are to find but it looks they are the parking slots.
Very good carpark! Wynen Street has only 1 carpark. When you turn into, you will see BRISCOES HOMEWARE panel (with yellow and blue color on the wall) in front of your view. The number from 1 to 5 for free parking is located in the second row, count from that BRISCOES panel.
Don't expect big signage or beautiful scenery. It's just a few marked spots in a car park, but close to shops and restaurants in town. Self-contained only. In September I was the only campervan there and wasn't woken by the noise or streetlights. Best is the clean public toilet nearby (just a block north) as another review mentioned and free wifi in the same area.
Located centrally in Blenheim. Grocery store and fuel very close. Quiet.
Campsite is in a city car park. One small sign on a building wall indicates it's a freedom campsite. It is not marked or obvious where to park.
Not the easiest place to find, there is a sign on the wall towards Dominos indicating the freedom camping spots. Small numbers are painted on the floor for spaces 1-5 just keep your eye open and you'll find it all.
However, great to get a quiet spot in the middle of town and easy to grab a couple of bikes to ride between wineries, just be wary of the wind on the road between Blenheim and Renwick. Also the toilets made me chuckle with the music to keep you entertained.
After driving around in circles could not even locate this carpark. So I just went to the railway station camping area instead.
Perfect for just the overnight stay. It is a carpark during the day, so don't expect more. Right in Blenheim center. Please note that there is a - newly built, with music and all - public toilet nearby, about 200m away, easy walking distance. You can see a flashing led light on the door of the toilet, from the car park. Did not here the trains at night, only a whistle blowing in the evening. There is a light noise of the air conditioning of a nearby building, but when we closed most of our van windows we couldn't here it anymore. No problem at all.