17 Rankers Reviews
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. 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.
South Island ▷ Nelson Region ▷ Motueka
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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.
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.
GERARD & AXELLES
good enough spot!
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.
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!)
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
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.
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 😊
15 sites for non selfcontained. much more for selfcontained. good Spot in the town center and for free.
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.
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.
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 !
Francois & Caroline
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.
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!
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.