To get to Gladstone Downs: Turn off SH1 4 km north of Seddon, or 21 km south of Blenheim onto Awatere Valley Road. Drive 54 km up the Awatere Valley to the Hodder River Bridge. Cross the bridge and park vehicles at the flat area on the left.

The parking area is adjacent to the toilet that has been installed to cater for the increase in visitors to the area. 

DO NOT PARK NEAR FARM GATES. Your vehicle will impede movement of stock being driven through, plus farm machinery also needs access through this gate. 

Due to the fire risk: No parking or camping is permitted in the vicinity of the hay barn across the road.