Camping in Marlborough

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Camping in Marlborough

All campers are asked to stay in commercial campgrounds, Department of Conservation camps and other designated sites.

AA Traveller website

Department of Conservation

See a map of DOC campgrounds and DOC and MDC freedom camping restrictions

Go to Freedom Camping Control Bylaw 2012

Where can you camp? Fully self-contained vehicle Non-self-contained vehicle Vehicle spaces available Number of nights Permitted times Tents permitted

Holiday Parks:
AA Travel website's Marlborough holiday parks section

Yes Yes Yes

Department of Conservation (DOC) campsites:
DOC website's Marlborough campsite section

Yes

Yes

Yes

Designated sites for self-contained and non-self-contained

Where can you camp? Fully self-contained vehicle Non-self-contained vehicle Vehicle spaces available Number of nights Permitted times Tents permitted
Elterwater, Grassmere Yes Yes 2 No
Blairich Reserve, Awatere Yes Yes 2 Yes
Collins Memorial Reserve, Koromiko Yes Yes 12 2 No
Renwick Domain carpark Yes Yes 10 2 6.00 pm to 9.00 am No
Alfred Stream Reserve, Rai Valley Yes Yes 2 Yes

Brown River Reserve, Rai Valley

Yes Yes 2 Yes

Designated camping sites for self-contained vehicles only

Where can you camp? Fully self-contained vehicle Non-self-contained vehicle Vehicle spaces available Number of nights Permitted times Tents permitted
Double Bay, Mahau Sound Yes No 6 2 No
Ohingaroa Bay, Mahau Sound Yes No 4 2 No
Ohauparuparu Bay, Kenepuru Sound Yes No 2 No
Wairau Diversion Reserve, Blenheim Yes No 2 No
Taylor Dam Reserve, Blenheim Yes No 10 2 No
Wynen Street Carpark, Blenheim Yes No 1 6.00 pm to 9.00 am No

Save yourself a $200 freedom camping infringement fine and stay at commercial campgrounds, DOC campgrounds or the designated sites and follow the rules.

If any of the sites are full please go to the nearest campground.

If you see people camping in non-permitted areas or causing problems, please contact the Marlborough District Council on phone: 03 520 7400.

Map of Designated Campervan Parking Sites

See a map of overnight campervan parking sites in Marlborough. Information about each area can be seen by selecting an individual site within the map.

Go to larger version of this map