New Zealand Freedom Camping - Turihaua Point & Turihaua Beach, Gisborne
Alongside State Highway 35
north of Gisbourne
New Zealand Freedom Camping -Turihaua Point & Turihaua Beach, Gisborne
Gisborne Council are one of the few New Zealand council’s still allowing freedom camping - hooray!
There are 9 summer camping sites (where a small fee is payable for waste disposal and rubbish collection) 4 of which allow freedom camping outside of the summer months.
Free camping is also allowed on public land within Gisbourne that is not restricted or prohibited.
Summer campsites (last Sunday of September - 7th April):
Tolaga Bay (freedom camping allowed outside of summer period)
Kaiaua Beach (freedom camping allowed outside of summer period)
Tokomaru Bay (freedom camping allowed outside of summer period)
Doneraille Park (freedom camping allowed outside of summer period)
We camped at Turihaua Point and Turihaua Beach which are beautiful neighbouring campsites, right on the beach. We went kayaking every morning, literally by just rolling out of our campervan on to the sand, and walking the few steps to the sea.
Camping here was just such a great experience. There is something magical about hearing the constant sound of the sea...it just soothes your soul.
Freedom camping is limited to 3 nights in a self-contained vehicle in unrestricted areas. More information of free camping in Gisborne.
New Zealand Freedom Camping - wild camping on the beach!
What You Need To Freedom Camp:
For more information about summer camping at Turihaua and other camping sites up the East Cape coast of Gisborne (at Pouawa Beach, Waihau Bay, Tolaga Bay, Kaiaua Beach, Tokomaru Bay, Waipiro Bay and Donneraille Park) - see Summer and Freedom Camping Gisborne
One permit (for up to 6 people):
Approx 30 campsites
Turihaua Beach: 26 December - 1 February
Turihaua Point: 30 September - 7 April
First come first served but FIRST you must get a permit from:
Gisborne District Council (06 867 2049), or
I-Site Offices (Gisborne, Wairoa, Opotiki, Whakatane), or
Uawa Food Market in Tolaga Bay
As per your permit (between 2-28 nights)
New Zealand Camping - wild camping on the beach!
Note: No water. No Campfires
Yes, but on a leash
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