St James Homestead Camping Ground...

St James Homestead Camping Ground



3 Rankers Reviews

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333 Basic Camping

24 Hanmer Springs




· Basic facility - Free camping
· 6-10 sites
· Water supply
· Dogs ok
· Vehicle access
· Toilet


Feature Value Info


South IslandCanterburyHanmer Springs


  • Basic Camping
  • Free


Ronja's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

Don't try to go here if you do not have 4wd. We tried to go there with our small campervan, took 30 min to get us on 1/6 of the way. Turing there is very difficult as well. Ended up spending the night at the forest camp.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Jade's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Easy enough to find, we put the road in google maps and then it’s well signed from there on. We had no one else stay with us which is rare as every other free camp has been packed. Very scenic and beautiful. There’s a drop toilet only and no water (except the river). The camping area was more like a small gravel parking lot with the homestead properties surrounding it but was fine.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Jack's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Soft, Flat grassy areas with toilet in car park. Perfect for freedom campers and backpackers.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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