Storm event update:
The Wairau Diversion responsible camping area at Neal Road, Marshlands, near Blenheim, was closed after a significant storm event in July. A strip of land alongside the river was washed away and remedial options are being prepared for his area. In the meantime a temporary area for overnight camping has been set up at the Wairau Diversion. Visitors are limited to a stay of two nights only and only in a fully self-contained vehicle. Tents and non self-contained vehicles are not permitted.
Where to Camp in Marlborough
All campers are asked to stay in commercial campgrounds, Department of Conservation (DOC) camps and other responsible camping sites.
This printable brochure provides information about where to camp.
Responsible camping sites for self-contained vehicles only
The Marlborough District Council Responsible Camping Control Bylaw 2020 provides for camping by self-contained vehicles only.
|Where can you camp?||Fully self-contained vehicle||Vehicle spaces available||Number of nights||Permitted times|
|Renwick Domain carpark||Yes||10||2||6.00 pm to 9.00 am|
|Lake Elterwater, Grassmere||Yes||2|
|Wairau Diversion Reserve, Blenheim||Yes||75||2|
|Taylor Dam Reserve, Blenheim||Yes||10||2|
|Wynen Street Carpark, Blenheim||Yes||1||6.00 pm to 9.00 am|
Save yourself a $200 freedom camping infringement fine and stay at commercial campgrounds, DOC campgrounds or the Council's responsible camping 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.