The freedom camping season is closed. It will reopen with the start of daylight savings on Sunday 27 September.
No overnight camping is permitted.
Feedom camping season is closed, no permits will be issued.
We do not take reservations for any camping spots.
In season, you can fill in our online form to apply for a permit
One permit is issued for up to 6 people, your permit will cost:
• $16 for 2 nights (up to 2 nights - 1 rubbish bag)
• $31 for 10 nights (over 2 up to 10 nights - 5 rubbish bags)
• $66 for 28 nights (over 10 up to 28 nights - 14 rubbish bags)
Download Freedom Camping brochure (522kb)
The brochure has more information about rubbish collection, camp site requirements, taking your dog and civil defence.
Please let us know if you are posting a cheque or paying by electronic banking.
If you need our bank account details see our account details
Your permit and rubbish bags will be posted once payment is received.
You can also get your permit at our customer service counters at Fitzherbert Street or Te Puia Springs. Other retail outlets are :
The freedom camping areas are along our coastline and one is on the inland road to Wairoa. The links will give you a map and more details about the location. This map will show you all the freedom camping areas in our district.
The areas are:
We regularly have inspectors at all our sites.
All you need apart from your camping gear is:
Rubbish bags are provided with your permit. For details about rubbish collection and times, read the brochure.
Here's the sites and dates we have chemical toilet disposal tanks on each freedom camping site
Read the freedom camping brochure for more information about camp site requirements and rubbish collection pick-up times.
Beaches are public places - all road rules apply