Improvements begin on freedom camping sites

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Improvements begin on freedom camping sites

Work has begun to improve Marlborough’s freedom camping sites, following a funding injection of $195,000 from the Government in August.

The first work to get underway is an upgrade to the car park at Koromiko’s Collins Reserve. The reserve is closed to the public from tomorrow due to the number of heavy vehicles on site.

Campers are encouraged to use other Council freedom camp sites and commercial sites until work on the reserve is completed, expected to be by 5 October.

Alfred Stream and Brown River Reserves near Rai Valley will be next to undergo upgrades, followed by Double Bay and Ohangaroa. Once dates are confirmed for this work, they will be advertised on this website.

The Council was also recently granted $668,000 in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund, for five campsite improvement projects around Marlborough.

Work on the facilities listed below will begin in the next six months.

  • Anakiwa toilets upgrade: $112,000
  • Havelock toilets upgrade: $194,000
  • Okiwi, Torea and Te Mahia Bay toilet upgrades: $118,000
  • Rai Valley new public toilets: $134,000
  • Collins Memorial Reserve toilets and picnic shelter, Koromiko: $110,000

For further information go to the camping page on this website


The information in this media statement was correct at time of publication. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information.