Decks Reserve Carpark, Motueka

Decks Reserve Carpark, Motueka

Overnight Campervan Parking


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NOTE - SUMMER SEASON 2020 Freedom Camping in Golden Bay has become very popular and many free sites are regularly full. Be prepared to stay in a local Holiday Park or DOC campsite, which generally have more space.

Freedom Camping in Golden Bay has become very popular and many free sites are regularly full. Be prepared to stay in a local Holiday Park or DOC campsite, which generally have more space. Thanks and respect from Rankers and the local Golden Bay rangers :)

From 6pm to 7am every day, except Sunday when the carpark must be cleared by 6am.
Persons camping here overnight must leave the carpark each morning by the times indicated.
In all other areas of the carpark, freedom camping is not permitted - please see our image. Self contained vehicles only.


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Tasman District Council

Local government organisation


South IslandNelson RegionMotueka


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Pablo Boris's avatar

Pablo Boris

Ranking: 7/10

Several places to park, next to a small playground, a laundromat site and close to town, great location. Went there cause the other free doc camps was full before 6pm. You have to leave early, before 7am. Nice to spend one night. Baths 100 mts next to the i centre.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Cody's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lots of spaces, clean bathrooms open 24/7, great walking around town. Also this car park is next to a park for some extra space to hang out and relax comfortably.

Reviewed about 2 years ago



Ranking: 8/10

good enough spot! 
public parking. 
48 self contained spots. 
15 non self contained spots. 
always a spot left. 
toilets are half a min walk next to the parking. open at night. 
clean enough for public toilet. 7/10

some weird people in the evening, but what did you expect from a parking lot. 
plenty of people to feel safe tho. 
no problems at all. 
perfect little spot for one night.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

GM's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

We arrived quite late but there were still a few spaces. Wasn't too noisy or busy whilst we were there. Toilets close by. It's a carpark, what more can you say?

Cost (2p, non-powered): $0
Location: It's a car park so nothing special but at least there is some grass
Facilities: Toilets close by
Value: 10/10 (free!)
Sandflies: None
X-Factor: nahh - functional place to stay only
Other: There's another free campsite close by (Motueka Beach Reserve) but it was full when we checked

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Sita's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice place to stay, the rule leave 2 m between cars is sometimes hard to understand, but if you ask kindly then they move their car, there is enough space.
We had some funny teenagers knocking on our van at 1AM... it was a bit noisy after the Christmas parade. We enjoyed the parade though.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Nicola's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Site and facilities absoulety fine. Overseas campers do need to be reminded of camping etiquette in here NZ, as NZ strive for clean, quiet and safe places to stay which makes stay and experience appreciated 😊

Reviewed about 3 years ago

JT's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

15 sites for non selfcontained. much more for selfcontained. good Spot in the town center and for free.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Matt's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Car park in centre of town. Very busy with MPVs with mattresses in the back. Quiet evening, despite being busy.

Managed to get a spot around 10pm, but only as someone kindly moved their van across one space so we had a double spot to reverse into - it's not great for larger vehicles being a car park designed for cars.

Have to be away by 7am, there was a security guy knocking in windows of people still asleep.

Overall a functional place to stay.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Michael S's avatar

Michael S

Ranking: 8/10

Guter Platz mitten in der Stadt. Ranger kontrollieren ob man Self contained ist. Sehr freundlich. Platz ist gut beleuchtet. Plätze sind mit blauer Linie markiert. Toiletten waren okay... wifi über isite möglich.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Boris Clémençon


Ranking: 8/10

Good site directly in Town so close to the city markets.
Everything it’s in the Description => First come = first served !
Nice place with clean toilets.
Thanks NZ for this campsite ! We love you !

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Francois & Caroline

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very convenient for one night and free so can't complain about anything !
Public toilets next to the car park.
Close to restaurants in the main road.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Mitchell's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Stayed here a couple of separate nights. Good location in town and right by a park with clean toilets however be mindful if the farmers market is on the next morning as you will be woken up by the locals asking you to move!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Indy's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Clean and quiet parking lot in town. Bathrooms were in nice condition. Easy place to walk to the store or sit down at a restaurant.

Reviewed over 3 years ago