Isel Park, Main Road Stoke Carpark...

Isel Park, Main Road Stoke Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking


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

Certified self-contained vehicles only

Maximum 3 vehicles

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

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

Please note turning will be difficult for large vehicles in this carpark


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Nelson City Council

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South IslandNelson RegionNelson


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Becca's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice site by a nice park! Clean public toilets nearby in the park. But only 3 spots and have to get there early to get one

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Flat tyres

Ranking: 1/10

We parked overnight last week and some lowlife popped two tyres. Costed $510 but Insurance wouldn’t cover for willful damages. Reported to police but all they could do was to check if any cameras around.

It’s nice park with a lot of locals walking and looking.

Would never park in urban area in the future.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Nicole's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

We nailed the timing and arrived on the night of their twilight market which has great food. Peking was tight, only 3 spaces allocated. Was quiet. Added bonus that it’s a dog park so lots of cute dogs everywhere. 100m walk to public toilets, hit and miss with the cleanliness.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Ale's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

15/05/2021 Wonderful spot!!! One of the best I’ve been to! Clean and close toilets only walking distance, beautiful surroundings full of history, the trees were planted in 1850 and they look massive!!
Very quiet and peaceful I was the only one at the spot no other campers came. Loved it definitely recommend it

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Kathryn's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great location in the garden carpark. Only 3 spots to need to get in early. Close proximity to supermarkets and other shops. Toilets pretty dirty but it's a free spot so can't really complain!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Its Me

Ranking: 10/10

Wouldn't really want to try and squeeze into the parks with a good size camper but perfect for transit van size. Nice quiet and safe area.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Holly J

Ranking: 9/10

Pretty little spot right by a gardens, park and stream. Only 3 (very small) spots but one was empty all night when I stayed. Toilets nearby as well as countdown, takeaways and other shops

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Great spot nice quiet and a little creek. Arrived at 4.30 with 2 spots left full by 4.45 only 3 spots available.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Senja Jarva


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful place! The only downside is that there are only three small places available, but otherwise this is a great place: there is a pharmacy, laundry service and a supermarket nearby, beautiful park with tables and benches. Also, a city free wifi (and a Spark wifi for Spark customers/sim holders) within walking distance

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Andy and Julia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We were lucky to grab one of these 3 spaces as we got there around 4pm. Still, we were the first there. Great spot in the park, perfect place to enjoy the afternoon sun, or play some disk golf. Toilets a little wall away, but clean and in good condition. Not a place for large vehicles.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Brice's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Better not have a van bigger than a car or you would block the entire carpark. 3 really small spots... Looks nice but couldn’t stay as our van was too big and two other small vans were already there.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Melinda Pyke


Ranking: 10/10

Very scenic spot, seemed to be free as we couldn't find anywhere to pay. Laundromat nearby. We ended up here because the spot at Queen Elizabeth II at Nelson had a few drunk gents hanging around.

Reviewed over 3 years ago