Lowburn Harbour

Lowburn Harbour

Overnight Campervan Parking


69 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

3 Cromwell

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Self-contained campers only

3 night stay maximum


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South IslandCentral OtagoCromwell


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Joanne's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Free campsite with wifi, perfect for self contained campers. Plenty of space, dogs allowed and a great view. Toilet was clean with toilet paper on our stay.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Daniel's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Large flat area right by lake Dunstan. nice surroundings and close to Cromwell Has flushing toilets and rubbish. Although we had to take our own toilet paper and the rubbish was full while we were there.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Justine's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Hard to find using the directions on here... but was able to drive back to the site.
good facilities- cold as no walls by the roof but paper was in good supply and it flushed..
great view and quite a few people using this stop

Reviewed 5 months ago

Jood's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Huge open, level, hard gravel site by a lake. VERY windy when we were there so dust everywhere. Room for loads of Van's with no overcrowding. Basic toilets, take a torch at night! Surprisingly there was wifi. There's prettier sites to be found.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Linda's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Price: free
Location: by a beautiful lake. Also by a highway but it is a quiet way.
Insects: no, there are some ducks but the are sweet
Wc’s: Nice, toiletpapier is not much but it’s okay
Douche: no douche but you can make a dive in the water.

We have for the first time in our trip free WiFi here.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Liz Wade

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good size area for stopover. Didn’t use the facilities and WiFi not working. Busy but fine for an overnight stop.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Marianna's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Plenty of room, toilets clean but no toilet paper. Wifi!

Thank you for a great free spot to sleep.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Sabine's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Very dusty area but lovely . Directly to the lake.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Vasudev Rupanaguntla's avatar

Vasudev Rupanaguntla

Ranking: 10/10

Huge site with great views. Restrooms are well maintained.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Fer's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great place with a lot of ducks and free wifi!

Reviewed 12 months ago

Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

sehr großer Platz an wunderschönem See. Toiletten in Ordnung.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Mike Sc's avatar

Mike Sc

Ranking: 9/10

Magical. Large site beside lake with resident ducks. A full moon over the lake with a few stray clouds. Perfect. Simple toilet facilities.didnt see dump or potable water. Trees for shade.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Ambs's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Lovely spot on a lake. It’s right off the highway but far enough that the noise isn’t a bother. Toilets are ok, but bring your own toilet paper. There were also bins but they were full. We got there on a Sunday and perhaps they don’t service toilets or bins over the weekend, so may be better during the week.
Other than that, nice place and plenty of room! Would suggest if you’re heading to Wanaka or Queenstown and want to save some cash before you inevitably blow it all in these towns :)

Reviewed about 1 year ago