12 Rankers Reviews
309 Freedom Camping
Welcome to Renwick. If you like wine then this is the place to stay!
Maximum limit of 10 spaces. If there's 10 campers already here when you arrive, then you'll have to find another place to stay.
- Maximum 10 Campervan limit. This is a strict limit and you may be fined $200 if you aren't in one of the 10 allocated parks.
- For Non Self Contained and Self Contained vehicles
- 6pm to 9am
- 2 night maximum
- 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
Operating Season And Hours
6.00pm - 9.00am
Clean toilets, bright street lights however great place to stay before/after the Cook Straight ferry
Went 15 minutes to 6pm to see how was the camping and It was already full even if the rule is from 6pm
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Had the worst night of my life here. Drunk locals progressed from loud music to yelling abuse at campers, to banging on our campervan to rocking the campervan and final to throwing full beer cans at it. We got zero sleep because of that and stadium lights shining in. Avoid if you have young children or wish to sleep at night.
Just a large car park by the sports ground. Nothing special but clean proper toilets are open all night by the club house as the end of the car park and there’s a nice pub down the road to have a drink at aswell. Good for doing the wine tours by bike. Bike 2 Wine should be used as they are amazing.
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Good place to stay for a night. Access to toilet all night. Arrived at 7pm and we had the last parking place but we were lucky. Make sure you park on the place with a number on it.
It’s just an ugly car park near a sport pitch. It has 10 spots that were all taken when we arrived, but we were more than happy to go somewhere else for the night. We ended up at Taylor Pass, just 20 minutes away, and really enjoyed it.
Useful freedom camping spot for the wine tours in Renwick. There is normal daytime parking there as well, but just ten spots for overnight campers. Toilets were 50m away and clean as it’s part of a rugby ground/sports centre, so got quite busy in the morning. Main downside was local kids coming by and playing loud music at night, quite clearly intended to annoy the campers (luckily when one of them accidentally played Avril Lavigne they got embarrassed and left). Also be aware that this place is right next to a volunteer fire station. We didn’t know this, so it was a bit spooky when the sirens went off over the whole town at 3am to call in the volunteers! Good for its convenience.
Car park camping for self contained vehicles. The bays are clearly marked out, it's in a rugby club car park. Choice of two toilet blocks, both were of a good standard. Short walk to shops, bars (recommend Cork and Keg - you can hire bikes from here to tour wineries) and takeaways. For those of you who are light sleepers, truckers use it as a turning around spot before they park up nearby, but that didn't bother us. Less than 30 minutes drive to Picton ferry.
It is free and central, but be aware where you park. There are very small numbers on the spots you are allowed to park on and they are close to the middle line. Also, it is light at night and loud and busy with trucks. There is a ranger who checks the compliance with the rules and sends people away who did not park correctly.
It's a car park. It has toilets and there's some food places in walking distance. And it's free.
Large car park, but only a couple of spots are available for campers. Toilets are just off the nearby sports centre. Very bright floodlights and had some loud kids in the domain nearby even at 11pm, but your experience may be different.
Very large parking lot. Clean toilets. Nice views but felt somewhat deserted (end of Dec 2015).