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Waihau Beach - Loisels camping

Restricted seasonal camping area, permit required.

Camping at Waihau Beach - Loisels 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 Waihau Beach

Waihau Beach also known as Loisels, is approximately 42km from Gisborne city.

The camping area is 6km from the state highway turn-off, at the northern end of the bay at the end of Waihau Road.

Excellent surfing, fishing, diving and swimming.

We do not recommend swimming in the lagoon, if it forms, as it often has poor water quality and the bacteria can make you sick.

Where you can camp at  Waihau Beach

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 or Gisborne city - 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