Gladstone Park

Day Use Area

4 from 2 users.


You can generally freedom camp throughout the Waimakariri District on gravelled or sealed Council land set aside for parking. This site is a sealed car park at Gladstone Park. Toilets are available. Waimakariri is committed to sustainability and asks all visitors to help protect our beautiful natural environment. Freedom campers are asked to assist by: Removing all rubbish, solid or liquid waste from the camping site when leaving. Disposing of rubbish, recycling and waste at approved sites Using appropriate toileting facilities. Ensuring that all pets are appropriately controlled. Abiding by all Council bylaws including barbecue use, camp fires, noise and animal control. Lighting fires is not allowed. Please use a gas barbeque for all cooking unless you are in licensed holiday parks.

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Lat: -43.322013 Lng: 172.689542

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Security guard kicked me out around 10pm.


@WildLovelyWorld - Travel Blog

This spot was fine to stay at. Very quiet big sealed carpark with bumps to stop late night petrolheads (old evidence of doughnuts on the tarmac so potentially still a possibility of people driving in at night) The gate was supposed to close at 10 (summer hours but 7pm in winter) but remained open all night. Toilets (stainless steel prison style) are open all night 2ply loo roll and they have a sink but there is no soap. A few dog walkers gave us the sidewards glance and a community patrol car drove in waved and smiled but didn't pay us any heed Otherwise a calm night and a short drive to the beach this morning. There is potentially drinking water at the rugby club but I haven't tried it. We're staying here again a second night so hopefully it's just as quiet.



A good spot if the security guard will let you stay (lol). He didn't look too impressed but said I would have to pay a $40 fee if there was an emergency (to open the gate). Bathrooms open all night though, so you could probably park on the road outside the gate and still use the toilets and save yourself the hassle. Peaceful spot otherwise!


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