Wakatu Carpark

Wakatu Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking



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147 Freedom Camping

17 Nelson


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This camping site is still open - please refer to the covid19.govt.nz website for the latest government advice.

Certified self-contained vehicles only.

Maximum 20 vehicles.

The area designated for camping is indicated by blue line making in the car park.

This car park is right in the middle of the Nelson CBD and are in the Nelson City Council 24 hour liquor ban area.

Tourists have been issued with $250 fines, and in some cases arrests have been made of those who have breached the ban.

It is a breach of the liquor ban, even if it is a quiet wine with dinner.

Council enforces the vehicle limit under the Bylaw and a $200 infringement fine can be issued for any breaches.


Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionNelson


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Fran's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Even though it was just a car park, we really liked it there. Other campervans around you, Walking distance to town, toilets and public showers to pay in walking distance. We spent New Years Eve there.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Elad's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Excellent! Super central and lots of spots. Was only half full when I was there. Nelson you rock!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Maximum stay 2 nights Not one. Very central in town.

Reviewed over 1 year ago