CANTERBURY: CHRISTCHURCH

Whitecliffs Domain

star rating of 5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
River Whitecliffs Domain provides camping facilities in a large reserve. There are public toilets and plenty of shade for parking on hot days.
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Lake Lyndon

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Fishing Location
Parking by the lake Lake Lyndon has a small reserve with a stunning view over the lake where self contained motor caravanners can freedom camp.
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Ashley Gorge Holiday Park

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks
Holiday Park Office Ashley Gorge Holiday Park is in a quiet country location to the north of Christchurch, and offers spacious camping areas with good facilities.
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Lake Pearson Campsite

star rating of 4
Department of Conservation Campsite Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Distant view of the lakefront parking area The DOC Campsite at Lake Pearson was being upgraded when we visited, but should now be a great location right on the lakefront for motor caravanners.
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Avalanche Creek Shelter

star rating of 4
Department of Conservation Campsite Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Walking Tracks
Shelter office Avalanche Creek Shelter is located in Arthurs Pass town, making this a very convenient place to stop overnight. There's a good cafe, and groceries within a short walk.
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Amber Kiwi Holiday Park

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available
Holiday Park Office Amber Park Holiday Park is located in the centre of Christchurch city, and offers a high quality experience for motor caravanners
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Christchurch Top 10 Holiday Park

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Thermal Spa Available Excellent Vodafone mobile reception
Holiday Park Reception The Christchurch Top 10 Holiday Park is in Christchurch city, just north of the CBD. It offers some of the most up-market campground facilities that we've seen with prices to match.
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Castle Hill Conservation Area

star rating of 3.5
Rest Stop Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Walking Tracks
Large gravel parking area Castle Hill Conservation Area is a DOC parking area for accessing the Kura Tawhiti track.
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Cave Stream Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Rest Stop Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Walking Tracks
Access track to the cave Cave Stream Reserve has a large parking area with toilets where caving enthusiasts can go exploring.
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Craigieburn DOC Campsite

star rating of 3.5
Department of Conservation Campsite Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks
DOC Information Kiosk The Craigieburn DOC Campsite provides access to a number of walking tracks, making this a great location for getting some much needed exercise while on the road.
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North-South Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access
Holiday Park Office North-South Holiday Park offers quality facilities on the northern outskirts of Christchurch
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Oxford PDS

star rating of 3.5
Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access
Public dump station Oxford is a small community to the north of Christchurch, and provides a well designed public dump station, with drinking water, for motor caravanners to use
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Klondyke Corner Campsite

star rating of 3.5
Department of Conservation Campsite Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Parking alongside the driveway The DOC campsite at Klondyke Corner is a large area alongside the Waimakariri river and located just south of Arthurs Pass.
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Greyneys Shelter

star rating of 3.5
Department of Conservation Campsite Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks
Entrance to the walking track Greyneys Shelter is a DOC campsite just south of Arthurs Pass.
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Abisko Lodge Campground

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Abisko Lodge campsite entrance Abisko Lodge and Apartments also offers campground facilities for motor caravanners in the heart of Methven town.
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Bowyers Stream Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Rest Stop Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
On grass parking Bowyers Stream Reserve has a large parking area off the main road where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Eyre River Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access
Parking at Eyre River reserve There is a large reserve alongside the Eyre River just south of Oxford town. Freedom parking is allowed for self-contained motor caravanners
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Pineacres Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Excellent Vodafone mobile reception
Holiday Park office Pineacres Holiday Park is a large camping ground just north of Christchurch. There is plenty of room for large vans in a pleasant environment, and next door to the Pineacres Tavern if you're looking for eating out.
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Spencer Beach Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Restaurant Pet Friendly No Vodafone mobile reception
Campsite office Spencer Beach Holiday Park is a large campsite just north of Christchurch city. It has beach access, and parking for the largest vans.
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MacKenzies Hotel

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Pet Friendly
Hotel entrance to reception MacKenzies Hotel and Backpackers provides overnight parking with Christchurch city for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Waimairi Golf Club

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful
Entrance to the golf club and security barrier Waimairi Golf Club is in central Christchurch and self-contained motor caravanners can play golf and stay overnight.
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Methven Golf Club

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Golf Club Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the Methven Golf Club Methven Golf Club provides overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Glenoakly Rest Area

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Rest Stop Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Glenoakley sign Glenoakley Rest Area is set back from the main road and is a reasonable place to stop for a break, or overnight if self=contained.
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Rakaia Gorge Bridge Carpark

star rating of 3
Rest Stop Walking Tracks No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Rakaia Gorge Bridge - built in 1882 There is a small parking area before the Rakaia bridge that offers an outstanding view over the Rakaia river as well as access to a walking track down to the waters edge.
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Darfield PDS

star rating of 3
Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Darfield PDS There is a new public dump station in Darfield, located in North Terrace, adjacent to the Darfield Domain.
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Glentunnel Holiday Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Golf Club Toilets Available Public Dump Station Laundry Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Holiday park office Glentunnel Holiday Park is set in a large domain, and next to the Hororata Golf Club.
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Coes Ford

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Fresh Water Available No Vodafone mobile reception
Temporary toilets until the new ones are completed Coes Ford offers a quiet parking area beside a river with new public toilets - a pleasant location to stop for a picnic, or to stay overnight.
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All Seasons Kiwi Holiday Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Excellent Vodafone mobile reception
Holiday Park Office All Seasons Kiwi Holiday Park is a small but nicely laid out holiday park near central Christchurch. It has excellent facilities, and power and water on each site.
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South Brighton Holiday Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks Marginal Vodafone mobile reception
The holiday park office South Brighton Holiday Park is a basic campsite with plenty of room and good facilities.
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Waimakariri River

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Parking by the Waimakariri river Self-contained motor caravanners can freedom camp in the reserve alongside the northern banks of the Waimakariri River
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Kowhai Pass Domain Campsite

star rating of 2.5
Toilets Available Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access
Campsite parking Kowhai Pass Domain Campsite is on highway 73 west of Christchurch on the way through Arthurs Pass. It also includes a public dump station.
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Mt Somers Holiday Park

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Campsite office Mt Somers Holiday Park provides basic campground facilities in the small Mt Somers community.
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Mt Somers Domain Camping

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Mt Somers Domain Camping Ground sign Mt Somers Domain includes a campsite and a public dump station. Facilities are clean but basic.
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Blue Skies Holiday Park

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly Good Vodafone mobile reception
Campsite office The Blue Skies Holiday Park is affiliated with the Scouts movement and offers a small campsite area just north of Christchurch
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Blue Gum Lodge

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Moderate Vodafone mobile reception
Motel Office Blue Gum Lodge has converted a large paddock into a campsite for long-term residents as a result of the Christchurch earthquakes.
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BP Rolleston PDS

star rating of 2.5
Service Station Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access Moderate Vodafone mobile reception
BP Rolleston PDS - clean dump station
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South Brighton Beach

star rating of 2.5
Walking Tracks Moderate Vodafone mobile reception
Entrance to the South Brighton beach The South Brighton beach is a pleasant walk from Marine Parade and is a great location for taking your dog for a walk.
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Templeton PDS

star rating of 2
Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access
Public dump station Templeton PDS is just out of Christchurch city on the main highway south.
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Chamberlains Ford

star rating of 2
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Marginal Vodafone mobile reception
Clean toilet Chamberlains Ford is a small rest area with access to the river and a public toilet. There is a lot of traffic noise.
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Alpine View Holiday Park

star rating of 1.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly Moderate Vodafone mobile reception
Office and owner's residence Alpine View Holiday Park is on the main south road out of Christchurch and is currently focussed on providing long-term accommodation for people displaced by the Christchurch earthquakes.
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Riverlands Holiday Park

star rating of 1
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Dump Station Available Restaurant Excellent Vodafone mobile reception
Riverlands Holiday Park is in Kaiapoi, just north of Christchurch
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Taylors Stream

star rating of 0.5
Freedom Camping Location Rest Stop Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Council notice Taylors Stream has been closed by the council because of safety concerns.
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