MARLBOROUGH: PICTON

12-May-14

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Waikawa Bay Reserve

star rating of 4.5

by Chris Gaelic

Waikawa Rd, Waikawa Bay, Picton, Marlborough

rvexplorer id: 18679

No Camping in Waikawa Bay

 

Barbeque with a view over the bay

Barbeque with a view over the bay

 

Public toilets

Public toilets

 

 

Waikawa Bay Reserve is a beautiful, sheltered reserve with stunning views and spotless public toilets.

 

We were lucky enough to visit on a clear sunny day, and the view over the harbour was one of the nicest that we've seen anywhere. A great location to stop for lunch.

 

We would love to have been able to park overnight, but the local council has erected a prominent sign forbidding overnight camping. Such a pity as it would be a great location for this. There is a really nice barbeque, a children's playground, and some of the best public toilets that we've seen anywhere.

 

It's not a large reserve, so we understand the need to restrict the number of vans, and for how long. But to ban overnight parking completely?

 

One of the reasons we invested in a self-contained motorhome was to be able to park overnight in some of our most beautiful locations around New Zealand. We really look forward to our councils finally recognizing that self-contained motor caravanners are an opportunity, not a problem.

 

Waikawa Bay

 

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