Gisborne District Council operates registered summer campgrounds during daylight savings months.
The summer campgrounds open Sunday 25 September.
No freedom camping is allowed at these registered summer campground locations.
For permitted and prohibited freedom camping areas, refer to the freedom camping bylaw
We don't take reservations for any camping sites.
You can't claim a camp site by pegging out a tarpaulin. You must be onsite using an approved structure to be a permitted campsite.
One permit is issued for up to 6 people. For more than 6 people you will need to purchase 2 permits.
You need a chemical toilet for every 8 people on site. Buckets with lids are not acceptable as a toilet. Inspectors patrol all campgrounds.
|Cost||Nights - rubbish bags issued|
|$16||up to 2 nights - 1 rubbish bag|
|$31||over 2 nights up to 10 nights - 5 rubbish bags|
|$66||over 10 nights up to 28 nights - 14 rubbish bags|
The permit charge is for the disposal of solid and liquid waste.
Additional rubbish bags can be purchase for $2 each.
You can buy a permit online, or buy one from the following outlets:
|Our customer service counter at Fitzherbert St and Te Puia Springs||Opotiki i-Site|
|Gisborne i-Site, Grey Street||Whakatane i-Site|
|Easts Outdoor Work & Leisure, Makaraka||Wairoa i-Site|
|Uawa Foodmarket, Tolaga Bay||Okitu Store, Wainui|
The summer camping areas are along our coastline and one inland towards Wairoa.
Check the links for more details about the locations:
We regularly have inspectors at all our camping sites.
All you need apart from your camping gear is:
Camp sites not displaying a permit will have their equipment removed at the owner's expense.
You are provided with rubbish bags with your permit.
The rubbish pickup schedule is in the camping brochure [PDF, 610 KB]
You're allowed your dog at your camp site, note the following:
Beaches are public places, therefore all road rules apply