Te tōpuni ki te Tāhuna o Pouawa

Pouawa Beach camping

Summer camping permit and fee required

Summer camping at Pouawa Beach is closed and reopens Labour weekend.

No freedom camping at any time.

About Pouawa Beach

Pouawa is located approximately 18km from Gisborne city.  There's good swimming, fishing and diving.

During the Christmas holiday period a 70 km/hr speed restriction is in place on the state highway in this area to protect campers. 
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 camp at Pouawa Beach.

Rubbish collection

Rubbish bags are provided with your permit. We encourage you to recycle, take it to the recycling centre in town.

Do not put rubbish bags on the roadside.

Take rubbish bags to the signposted "Collection Point' by the sign on Mondays and Fridays. Also Wednesdays during the peak Christmas/New Year period.
Rubbish is collected in the mornings.