Te tōpuni ki Tokomaru Ākau

Tokomaru Bay camping

Summer campground and freedom camping

Summer camping at designated areas in Tokomaru Bay is closed until Labour weekend.

Freedom camping is only allowed between Easter and Labour weekend.
For more information on freedom camping

About Tokomaru Bay

Tokomaru Bay is 92km from Gisborne and 242km from Opotiki. Good fishing and surfing beach, but care is required when swimming. 
There are 2 areas available for summer camping:

  • north end of the bay on Beach Road
  • south end of the bay, turn off on Arthur Street to Waiotu Road

Check the maps to see where you can camp at Tokomaru Bay.

Rubbish collection for summer camping only

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.

Freedom camping

You can freedom camp at the 2 restricted sites outside the summer camping season.

  • At the south end, Waiotu Rd, camping is only allowed in a self-contained vehicle.
  • At the north end, opposite Potae Street, camping is allowed.

Maximum stay is 3 nights over any 30-day period.

Please take all your waste with you.

For more information read the Freedom Camping Bylaw