Lumsden Information Centre

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking



48 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

31 Freedom Camping

2 Lumsden




There are spaces for non-self-contained camping on either side of the train platform, between the signposted arrows on site. Up to 7 nights in any 30 day period. There are no other spaces for non-self-contained campers in the town and there is an enforcement service in place if camping occurs outside of the identified non-self-contained area.
There is also a commercial camping facility available at the northern end of the Lumsden township if the non-self-contained area is full. Another option up the road at the Lodge and Holiday Park in Athol.
Self-contained camping is permitted in the town in any public carpark, and the toilet car park is recommended. Up to 3 nights in any 30 day period for self-contained.
Any person found to be camping in a tent, car or non-self-contained vehicle outside the designated parking area is liable to receive a $200 infringement fee, so all visitors are encouraged to ensure that they camp in the designated parks
The Northern Southland Community Pool is now open for the season (11/11/17 until March 2018). Key is $5 per person plus a $20 bond which you can get from the Four Square. Not available to the public during school hours and some evenings but all those details at the Four Square. Holidays start 15th Dec. Clean showers plus a place to charge your mobile phone will be installed very soon. Lovely community pool :)
This is a great place for a swim and shower in Lumsden.


Feature Value Info


South IslandSouthlandLumsden


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Showing 13 reviews of 48.

QueeenBeee's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Lumsden information center was truly a memorable experience and maybe the best campsite we have stayed at. You find everything you need here- toilets, store, gas station and even hot showers. In order to shower just go to Foursquare, buy a key for $5 pp ($20 is a deposit) and then go to a community pool, where you can swim and shower. Lumsden is worth a visit for sure! :)

Reviewed 2 days ago

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Boris Clémençon


Ranking: 10/10

Perfect free place. Thanks Lumsden city and comunity for this site !
Better if you are coming before 7pm for Non Self Contained because there is a limit space for you (just on the both sides of train station) and this places are also used by Self-Contained travellers.
Drinkable water supply and clean toilets.
Perfect site.
Thanks new Zealand for this place. We love you !

Reviewed 19 days ago

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Ashton's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

I was happy we went out of the way to stay here! It was a neat and clean place to park our Campervan. There is clean restrooms with soap, a playground, and a covered patio to play games/hang out/cook. Only downside is that it is in town and that includes road noise, and it seems to be a parking lot with only a set number of places to park so you are very close to other campers.

Reviewed 20 days ago

Inna's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing!! The bathrooms were clean, and the area was really quaint. The library is just across the street so free WiFi. We stayed here our last night, so the next day we were busy cleaning our campervan. This was a good place to do it. They had big rubbish bins, and a dump station. And it’s free!

Reviewed 30 days ago

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Franz's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Really nice spot in the middle of the City. Would come again.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Marilli's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Such a beautiful big calm ground, the lady is really nice indeed!
It’s 12$ now, not 10 anymore, for a non powered place!
Hot shower and kitchen with utensils included !
also laundry is available :)

Reviewed 2 months ago

Phil's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Small town which found a way to attract some toutists. So spend some money here. Place is a parking area with new and well maintained flush toilets. Didnt see a shower, but might be around. Good spot for a stop over between Te Anau and Qu!

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Karo's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing location at an old train station, directly next to the highway (not loud at all). Plenty of space for campers and cars. Very clean and modern toilets, free wifi from the library. Picnic area and sinks for doing the dishes.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Indy's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Arrived about 6pm and snagged the last spot. Right as we pulled up a local was handing out invitations to a community bike and craft day event the next day. We had originally planned to leave to Te Anau early but with such nice people we stayed and supported the local event. We bought venison salami from the new butcher, a few things from the thrift store, a few crafts from the train station, and meat pies and donuts. Bathrooms were clean. This town is such a special find. The minor downside was the shower at the local pool. For $10 for 2 people in Nov. the solar heating system wasn’t great so it was a quick cool shower with a tinge of warm water.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Jonas R.

Ranking: 10/10

Great free spot, offers everything you need. Sinks, toilets and showers for money. Spend some money in town, they deserve it for providing this great free spot. Slept here before going to milford as there seem to be no free spots on the way south to milford.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Thatdudejosh's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Free library wifi if you park on the west side of the train station. Niiiiice

Reviewed 3 months ago

Joseph's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Right opposite the 4 square shop and a cafe, very basic car park but has toilets and a park. Also able to connect to one of the local WiFi spot from the library

Reviewed 8 months ago

Sarah's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great place to stop for a night or two, clean flush toilets, sink area, wifi from library across the street, would stay again!

Reviewed 10 months ago