The Waikato district has some amazing towns and beaches and we highly recommend you visit some of these great spots.
If you’re planning to camp, it’s important to be aware of the Waikato District Council Freedom Camping Bylaw 2016.
Things you need to know:
The bylaw allows freedom camping in a self-contained vehicle anywhere in our district except areas that are listed as prohibited or restricted. There is a maximum of three nights in any one month.
Unless you are self-contained, campers are required to stay in holiday parks or Department of Conservation (DOC) camping area or other designated camping areas.
Under the bylaw, you can receive a $200 fine if you do not comply with the rules.
What areas are prohibited or restricted?
You can view locations and areas here (click to enlarge):