Renwick Domain Carpark

Renwick Domain Carpark

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Freedom Camping in Wine Country

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.

The responsible camping area at the Renwick Domain Carpark is located in an area allocated within the centre car parking area, near the Renwick Domain Skate Park.

The Renwick Domain Carpark is located in Uxbridge Street, Renwick, as shown on the Renwick Domain
Carpark map.

There is clear signage into the area directing campers to the area allocated for camping. There are 10 carpark spaces available for responsible camping in the marked areas, park in the spaces numbered 1 to 10 – as marked on the ground.

No person may responsible camp except in the area shown and must be in a certified self-contained

Vehicle numbers are limited to 10 to be parked between the hours 6.00 pm - 9.00 am. The maximum period anyone can camp in this area is two consecutive nights in any four-week period.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMarlboroughBlenheim


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

6.00pm - 9.00am


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Jose's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

Initially looked like it would be a lovely quite spot only 2 other vans. Then the local boy racers turned up loud cars and people. Within minutes of them leaving another group turned up we left the grounds at 3am as couldnt cope. It must be the place for the young ones to gather. Is a public spot so guess its always possible.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Cape Crusaders

Ranking: 8/10

Clean toilet facilities, well lit. We arrived at dark and took the last spot. Big carpark Large Trucks Cars and Campers parked up when we were here. Is a sport facility with playground beside clubrooms. We had a good overnight experience here.
-Cape Reinga to Bluff

Reviewed over 1 year ago

OveckaOve's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Calm place to stay at night under the lamps, lights. Only tree vehicles today. Clean toilets. I can recommend!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Clean toilets, bright street lights however great place to stay before/after the Cook Straight ferry

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Paola Moraca

Ranking: 1/10

Went 15 minutes to 6pm to see how was the camping and It was already full even if the rule is from 6pm

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Tonya's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Florian's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Arnaud's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Antoine Pastor


Ranking: 3/10

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.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Joe Trigg

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Jo Dawson

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Julia Kurtz

Ranking: 6/10

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.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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David Coyle

Ranking: 7/10

It's a car park. It has toilets and there's some food places in walking distance. And it's free.

Reviewed over 4 years ago