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Tolaga Bay camping

Restricted seasonal camping area, permit required.

Camping at Tolaga Bay 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 Tolaga Bay at Blue Waters

Tolaga Bay is 54km from Gisborne and 280km from Opotiki.

The camping area, known as Blue Waters is at the northern end of the bay at the end of Furneaux Street.  Excellent swimming and fishing.

The Tolaga Bay Surf Life Saving Club is located in Furneaux Street. Surf lifeguard patrols operate during the peak summer period.

There is a holiday park next to the Tolaga Bay Wharf.

Where you can camp at Tolaga Bay

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.

You’re responsible for taking your rubbish away with you. The closest transfer station to sort your rubbish and recycling is Tolaga Bay - see opening hours

Do not put rubbish bags on the roadside, this is illegal dumping.

Map of restricted and prohibited camping areas in our district