Summer camping is now open until Monday 2 April 2018. Permit and fee required
No freedom camping allowed.
About Pouawa Beach
Pouawa is located approximately 18km from Gisborne city. There's good swimming, fishing and diving.
A speed restriction on the highway is in place during the Christmas holiday period. It's to protect campers at the sites. For your safety no tents or caravans are allowed within 10m of the road edge. No vehicles are to park within 5m of the road edge. The ground is marked out with the 5 and 10 metre lines.
Check the map to see where you can summer camp at Pouawa Beach [PDF, 652 KB]
You're provided with rubbish bags with your permit. We encourage you to recycle and take it to the nearest recycling centre.
Rubbish is collected in the morning from the signposted areas Mondays and Fridays. Also Wednesdays during the peak Christmas/New Year period.