42 Rankers Reviews
194 Freedom Camping
Certified self-contained vehicles only. 18 parking spaces available. Certified self-contained campervans can stay for up to two nights in any 30 day period. Larger parks are for larger vehicles. Only one vehicle per marked parking space.
All camping activities must be kept within the parking space. Proof of self-containment is required. Regular monitoring and enforcement.
Rubbish, recycling, and toilet facilities 150 metres to the south. Camping is prohibited across the bridge and in the rest of Akaroa, including near the Lighthouse.
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Akaroa
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Good place, with camps for larger vechiles. Super close to town but no noise at all as it is a quite town. Right on the water which is good! Only a 7 because it is really just a car park
Even though the holidays hasn’t started, the place was filled up before 3PM! That’s not normal, you never get a chance for a stay. There was a map with a brochure about freedom camping around the area, which can help to find a place to stay.
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Ideal location and within walking distance of the town. Toilets about a 2-3 minute walk, but a nice area to relax next to water. Would definitely recommend! Get there early as it was full by about 6 when we went.
Good place to stay the night in a beautiful location. Town and toilets are a short walk. Lot fills up early, there were already several spots taken when I arrived at 4pm. Hot commodity, especially being a free site.
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Nice free site, toilets 100m away, beautiful spot, very close to town.
Has toilets and bins for rubbish/recycling - pretty nice spot with a nice view :)
Great free spot. Our first night freedom camping & relatively quiet. We were the first around mid afternoon. Careful you park in the right spot as we almost parked in the car park over the bridge by the water but saw the no camping signs. Look for the green fence. Easy walk to centre of town, public toilets a few minutes walk away although they aren’t awesome. There’s nicer ones in town for during the day.
El and Josh
Awesome camp, right in town. Public toilets are about a 5 minute walk, but the ones in the centre of town are much nicer. Site fits 18 now.
Great spot, really picturesque near the water, cute stream with ducks and plenty of stars out at night. But a busy spot. And warning, *don’t confuse this spot for the daytime-only parking right next to it*: we almost got caught out when we pulled up for the night in the *day parking only car park as there were loads of other campers there. Foolish of us as there are plenty of signs saying no camping (was our first night). Only twigged later. Overnight camping is the smaller campsight the other side of the footbridge from the public toilets near the road. Once in it was a great spot. morning and evening patrols here.
Not bad ! Pretty busy, we got the last spot at 4pm !
You’re close to the city, the spots are pretty large so you’ve got space around you, toilets 2min away, I’ve seen worse !
We got the last space 3.30pm and many people drove past after that so get here early. Quieter than expected for a car park. Handy for town. Flushing public toilets a 3 minute walk. Saw a tap that said $2 for water but didn’t use it as we had filled up at the potable water tap outside the Duvauchelle campsite that is free.
Great location but very busy. We would recommend doing as we did and arriving in the morning to secure and spot and then explore Akaroa from here so you know you definitely have a spot for the night. Freedom camping officer checked in at 8pm and did not mind several vans parked in one space.
Nice spot. Quiet at night. Went on a penguin evening tour and could walk “home” after the tour. Nice little market close by Saturday morning