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Turihaua Beach camping

Restricted seasonal camping area

Camping at Turihaua Beach opens Labour Weekend and closes 31 March.

You must have a permit before you set up camp. Apply here online

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. No bins are provided on site.

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

Know the camp site rules

About Turihaua Beach

Turihaua Beach is located approximately 16km from Gisborne city.

Good fishing and swimming.

We advise no swimming in the lagoon as it often has poor water quality and the bacteria can make you sick. It's often blocked by a sandbar and only flushed during heavy rain so run-off from farms upstream accumulate in the lagoon.

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.

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.

We also encourage you to take your waste home with you or to the nearest transfer station at Gisborne city or Tolaga Bay.

Do not put rubbish bags on the roadside.

Camping areas at Turihaua Beach

Restricted seasonal camping area

Restricted seasonal camping area

Restricted, temporarily closed and prohibited camping areas