Brighton Domain Camp Ground Review

After exploring Dunedin, this campsite is the closes free overnight stay that we can found.


The campsite is only about 18 Km from Dunedin, the largest city nearby.

The Campsite

This campground is on the cliff facing ocean and surrounded by a football field. In the afternoon, many family visiting the field accompanying their children playing there. But in the evening most of the visitor had left and only some campers stayed.

Facing The Ocean


Excellent Morning View

The parking area was very tight. We needed to park our car exactly side by side with other car. So it was not very comfortable. If you come late, the parking spot facing the ocean might have already full. So it will be better come early.

Parking Close with Each Other

However, considering this as a free campground, we couldn’t complain too much. We already felt so grateful for the local community allowing us to stay there. After all, sleeping with ocean view is not an everyday experience. Especially we can saw a super moon on the night we stayed.

Super Moon Sighting (The actual view is much more majestic than this photo)

Campsite Detail

  • Cost: Free
  • Overnight stay rule: Self-contained vehicles only
  • Toilet: we didn’t know if there was any toilet

Travelogee Impression

We stayed in the camp ground on 13 May 2017.

What We Like

The view facing the sea is amazing. We saw very beautiful super moon at night.

What We Don’t Like

The campsite is small and is located near a football field and also not far from residential area. So it is not really natural and not too quiet.


To see what other fun activities you can do in New Zealand South Island, please see this post.



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