Gisborne District Council operates registered summer campgrounds during daylight savings months.
The summer campgrounds are now open until Sunday 3 April 2016.
No freedom camping is allowed at these registered summer campground locations.
For permitted and prohibited freedom camping areas, refer to the freedom camping bylaw
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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 will be patrolling 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|
You can apply online for a permit.
The permit charge is for the disposal of solid and liquid waste.
Additional rubbish bags can be purchase for $2 each.
Information about the rubbish collection pickup is in the summer camping brochure [PDF, 610 KB].
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