Marine Parade Freedom Camping (SC Only)


3.4 from 22 users


93 Marine Parade, Christchurch, South Island


Freedom camping permitted in CERTIFIED SELF-CONTAINED VEHICLES ONLY. You may stay up to two nights in any 30 day period. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace. Keep New Zealand clean. Always use the toilet in your vehicle or a public toilet.

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Lat: -43.496794 Lng: 172.727231

User Reviews



Ive stayed here quite a bit and always feel safe. There are always other vans parked here which is good. I've never been woken up by anyone honking but have heard them a few times before sleeping. There's perfect cell reception, clean toilets across the street and it's close to the shops.


User 238587

Amazing spot. However, sadly there was a weird guy long hair and rough looking wearing an orange /trady vest who vandalized the bathrooms just before we used them. When we confronted him he started taking pictures of our van and driving slowly around us while staring and pointing at us to try to intimate us. We felt threatened and left inmediatly and reported to both the council and the police. His license plate is NLH975 black Honda stepwagon 2009 in case someone sees him be aware.


User 202791

Camped here lots in the past. Security guard came past the vans at 6am. I think they were checking self containment certification and maybe enforcing the number of night. Still a great spot to camp when in town.


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