The Waikato district has some amazing towns and beaches and we highly recommend you visit some of these great spots.
Things you need to know:
In a self-contained vehicle?
If you are in a self-contained vehicle you can camp anywhere in our district except in the prohibited areas. You can stay up to 3 nights in each area.
Note: Some areas have restrictions. Self-contained camping at The Point in Ngaruawahia is restricted to a designated area and it can’t be used if the area is required for events. At St Stephens Car Park in Tuakau you can only camp in a self-contained vehicle between the hours of 6pm and 10am and you can’t stay for more than two nights.
Not in a self-contained vehicle?
You can camp at Onewhero Domain and Te Kauwhata Domain but you can’t camp in these areas for more than 2 nights if you aren’t self-contained. It is free to camp in these areas.
Otherwise you’ll need to stay in a holiday park, campground or a Department of Conservation camping area.
What areas are prohibited or restricted?
You can view locations and areas here (click to enlarge):