Cobden Aromahana Lagoon (SC Only)


4.8 from 57 users.


If you are in a SELF-CONTAINED vehicle meeting the NZ 5465 standard (in other words, you have a self-containment warrant sticker), then you can camp anywhere on Council controlled land except for the Jack's Road area in Paroa - this is a prohibited area for all freedom camping. When you are in Greymouth, we would prefer that you use the Council provided campervan parks at Cobden Bridge and Jellyman Park. Both are free and have some facilities to assist freedom campers, like dump stations and litter bins. All freedom campers are limited to three nights in any one location and ten nights overall in any calendar month

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Lat: -42.439287 Lng: 171.198006

User Reviews



Nice freedom camping site with clean toilets. People were considerate and cleaned up after themselves, There were 41 vans to large luxurious campers parked there the night we stayed. Do the lagoon walk when you are there the birds are worth while seeing



Lovely campsite. Shocked at how inconsiderately people park. We parked close to a bus, still over a meter away, and he came out and told us we were parked too close and that it's a fire hazard?! We also parked in the last overnight spot on our first night and someone came over and said the guy that owns the caravan next to us is coming back with his Ute to park there. We said he can just park in the day parking then! Also, if the bins are full, take your rubbish with you. Packets strewn all over the ground in the morning where people have placed them on top of the bin. Agree with the comment below that this sort of behaviour is why so many campsites are closing.



one of the best camping site! At the beach, with plenty of spots for SC vehicles. Very little sandflies. With clean toilets (2) and two cold outdoor showers. Only 2 consecutive nights stay. Also the rules at the entrance say that we must be gone by 10 a.m. We left shortly before 10 and we saw many vans still parked with people sleeping in. There were also vehicles parked illegally when the park lot is full. We were not happy to see this because of people's bad behaviour, there will be less and less sites of freedom camping. The city of Greymouth and the people who live there are providing us some very nice spots, to thank them, we MUST respect the rules!


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