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Timaru District Free Campsites

Camping - the most Kiwi pastime and an activity we treasure in the Timaru District.  We have some of the most beautiful camping sites in the country and invite all visitors and locals to camp responsibly and to enjoy the best of our great outdoors.

We ask all campers to treat our environment with respect and help us preserve the beauty of our District.

Below are the free campsites across the Timaru District, please click on the links below to find out more.

No bookings required, first come first served.

Arundel Bridge

Bridge Street, Arundel, Inland Scenic Route H72

ToiletsPicnic TableCampers only

Caroline Bay

State Highway 1, Timaru

No tents.  Max 3 night stay.

ToiletsWalking TracksBBQ

Picnic tables

Recycling facilities

Water supply

Campers onlyOutside showersDump station

Milford Lagoon

Davey Road, Milford 7986

Non flushing toiletPicnic Tables Campers Only

O'Neill's Reserve

Pleasant Point- Cave Highway (SH8) 2km East of Cave.

Non-Flushing Toilets Picnic TablesSuitable for TentsSuitable for CampervansWalking Tracks

Te Moana Gorge

Te Moana Road, Kakahu, Geraldine.

Non Flushing Toilets Picnic TablesWalking Tracks   Suitable for CampervansSuitable for Tents

Waitohi Bush

Galbraith Road, Waitohi, Temuka.

toiletBBQ Facilities

Picnic TablesWater Supply

Suitable for CampervansSuitable for TentsWalking Tracks

Winchester Bridge

Winchester-Geraldine Road, Winchester.

Max three night stay.

Non Flushing Toilets Picnic TablesWater SupplySuitable for CampervansSuitable for Tents

Last updated: 18 Jan 2024