Summer camping is closed, it will reopen Sunday 30 September 2018.
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]
Blue rubbish bags are provided with your permit. We encourage you to recycle, take it to the recycling centre in town.
Do not leave rubbish bags on the roadside. Take your blue rubbish bags to the signposted "Collection Point' areas on Mondays and Fridays. Also Wednesdays during the peak Christmas/New Year period. Rubbish is collected in the mornings.