Upgraded freedom camping area popular

The only New Zealanders our photographer discovered on his trip into Bendigo. From left: Jess...
The only New Zealanders our photographer discovered on his trip into Bendigo. From left: Jess Lockley, of Otautau, Mya (11) and Andreous (7) Tahiri-Mercer, both of Waikoikoi, and Ricardo Edwards, of Otautau. PHOTOS: TOM KITCHIN
Charlotte Lehmkuhte (left) and Carla Trentmann, of Germany, prepare dinner the simple, carefree...
Charlotte Lehmkuhte (left) and Carla Trentmann, of Germany, prepare dinner the simple, carefree camping way. They are travelling around New Zealand for three months.
Enjoying a New Zealand summer in jerseys and long pants are Michael Wirz and Seraina Ehrsam, of...
Enjoying a New Zealand summer in jerseys and long pants are Michael Wirz and Seraina Ehrsam, of Switzerland. They said the Mac’s Three Wolves Pale Ale was the best beer they had found on their New Zealand travels. They were in the middle of a three...
What delicious dinner could be made with onions, gherkins and margarine?  Czech Republic visitors...
What delicious dinner could be made with onions, gherkins and margarine? Czech Republic visitors Jiri Hriba (left) and Dominika Kramlowa are about to find out.
Setting up a home for the night are Katrin Schramm (left) and Alicia Altendeitering, both of...
Setting up a home for the night are Katrin Schramm (left) and Alicia Altendeitering, both of Germany.

Improvements are under way at the Bendigo campsite, a large freedom camping area between Cromwell and Tarras on the shores of Lake Dunstan.

Upgrades so far have included better road surfacing, campsite markings and fencing.

Most of the work has been completed but there are still some extra additions to come, such as new toilets, picnic tables and rubbish bins.

Tom Kitchin explored the site to see campers in action among the new features.

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