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Tolaga Bay camping

Summer campground and freedom camping

Summer camping at 'Blue Waters' in Tolaga Bay is closed and reopens Labour weekend.

Freedom camping is only allowed between Easter and Labour weekend.
See the freedom camping information

About Tolaga Bay

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 Ferneaux Street.  Excellent swimming and fishing. There's a holiday park next to the Tolaga Bay wharf.

Check the map to see where you can camp at Tolaga 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 in the designated area outside the summer camping season.

Camping is allowed within the designated camping area only.

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