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Te tōpuni ki te Rae o Turihaua

Turihaua point camping

Restricted seasonal camping area, permit required.

Camping at Turihaua Point is from 23 October - 30 April.

CAUTION: Extreme erosion is causing instability in this area. Please be warned that there are risks camping in this area. Please see the map of safe camping areas below.

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.

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

Know the camp site rules

About Turihaua Point

Turihaua Point is located approximately 16km from Gisborne. Good swimming, fishing and diving.

For safety reasons no tents or caravans are allowed to be set up within 10m of the edge of the road. No vehicle can park within 5m of the edge of the road. The area will be marked out with 5m and 10m lines.

Where you can camp at Turihaua Point

Restricted seasonal camping area

Safe zones to camp in

Turihaua Point

Turihaua Point has been subject to severe coastal erosion causing risks. There are two areas considered safe zones to camp in.

  • Light green areas are safe camping zones
  • Green line shows 2016 land edge
  • Red line shows 2018 land edge
  • Yellow line shows storm surge in May and June 2021

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 Turihaua 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