4 Rankers Reviews
266 Basic Camping
19 Hanmer Springs
· Basic facility - Free camping
· 6-10 sites
· Water supply
· Dogs ok
· Vehicle access
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Hanmer Springs
10-15km gravel road leads to the homestead. We parked in the car park that has the one toilet. Toilet was clean. And the place was absolutely beautiful. The drive up and down was amazing just take it easy on the road lots of winding turns. Lots of walks amd trail tracks. Great place for spending the night and taking pics.
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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.
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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.
Soft, Flat grassy areas with toilet in car park. Perfect for freedom campers and backpackers.
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 😍