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Te tōpuni ki te Tāhuna o Pouawa

Pouawa Beach camping

Restricted seasonal camping area, permit required.

Camping at Pouawa Beach opens Labour weekend.

You must have a permit before you set up camp. Apply here online, the link will be live soon.

There's no charge for a permit. You must comply with all the conditions on the permit and in the bylaw.

You need to manage your own rubbish.

Camping is allowed in tents and vehicles - chemical toilets are required.

Know the camp site rules

About Pouawa Beach

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

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.

Where you can camp at Tirihaua Point

Restricted seasonal camping area

Rubbish and recycling

We encourage zero waste. 

You need to manage your own rubbish. No bags are issued with permits so you need to take your own.

A recycling station is available at Pouawa Beach. Please keep the area tidy when sorting your recycling, glass and rubbish. The station will be emptied Mondays.

We also encourage you to take your waste home with you or to the nearest transfer station.

Do not put rubbish bags on the roadside.

Map of restricted and prohibited camping areas in our district