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Treefall threat forces DOC to close campsite
4 Nov 2022   /

Treefall threat forces DOC to close campsite

The Department of Conservation has closed the Graces Stream Campsite at Remutaka Forest Park near Wellington due to the threat of treefall.


Nash “smearing responsible campers with the same toilet brush” – RCA
8 Aug 2022   /

Nash “smearing responsible campers with the same toilet brush” – RCA

The Responsible Campers Association has called Tourism Minister Stuart Nash’s efforts to crack down on freedom camping because it “smears a lot of responsible Kiwi campers with the same (toilet) brush”.


Taupō camping spot closes until October
30 May 2022  

Taupō camping spot closes until October

The Hipapatua Recreational Reserve at Reid’s Farm in Taupō is closed until 1 October while Taupō District Council carries out maintenance on the site.


Te Uruwera to re-open in February
31 Jan 2022   /

Te Uruwera to re-open in February

Lake Waikaremoana will re-open to the public on 6 February and all tracks, huts and camp grounds in Te Uruwera will re-open from 14 February.


DOC urges responsible camping this summer
13 Dec 2021   /

DOC urges responsible camping this summer

The Department of Conservation says it is preparing to host around 60,000 campers over the summer and is asking people to be respectful and responsible while it works to keep them safe.


Freedom camping bill doesn’t go far enough – Nats
6 Dec 2021   /

Freedom camping bill doesn’t go far enough – Nats

The government’s proposed restrictions on freedom camping do not do enough to protect, says National MP Maureen Pugh.


Govt unveils freedom camping rules, hikes fines to $1000
30 Nov 2021   /

Govt unveils freedom camping rules, hikes fines to $1000

New freedom camping laws will be introduced to help small communities and protect visitor destinations, says tourism minister Stuart Nash.


Forget freedom camping, Kāpiti saddles up for horse camping
18 Nov 2021  

Forget freedom camping, Kāpiti saddles up for horse camping

Kāpiti Coast District Council will fund the temporary hire of a portable shower and toilet block at the Ōtaki Māori Racing Club to create an area for horse camping over summer.


More freedom camping restrictions for Christchurch
17 Nov 2021  

More freedom camping restrictions for Christchurch

People freedom camping in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula will face a new restrictions this summer.


Marlborough to review freedom camping bylaw
16 Nov 2021  

Marlborough to review freedom camping bylaw

Marlborough District Council is reviewing its Responsible Camping Control Bylaw 2020.


Facilities close for loo review
1 Nov 2021   /

Facilities close for loo review

Campers organising trips to campsites between Wanaka and Makarora over summer may need to adjust their plans, says the Department of Conservation.


Demand strong for Tairawhiti camping
20 Oct 2021  

Demand strong for Tairawhiti camping

More than 60 permits have already been applied for as camping season gets underway this Labour Weekend in Tairāwhiti.


Visits to Lake Dunstan campsites up 15% – LINZ
22 Jun 2021  

Visits to Lake Dunstan campsites up 15% – LINZ

Around 10,000 more people used free campsites at four locations.


Wairarapa DOC sites record 39% revenue lift over summer
15 Jun 2021   /

Wairarapa DOC sites record 39% revenue lift over summer

Staff see more first time campers than in many years.


ADP: Kiwis go camping in January
1 Mar 2021   /

ADP: Kiwis go camping in January

Campgrounds helped drive occupancy up across the country, according to the Accommodation Data Programme.


Domestic travel boosts camping sales – Kathmandu
16 Feb 2021   /

Domestic travel boosts camping sales – Kathmandu

Camping sales across New Zealand and Australia has helped lift half-year revenue, says outdoor retailer Kathmandu.


DOC urges campers to ‘tread lightly’ over Waitangi weekend
5 Feb 2021   /

DOC urges campers to ‘tread lightly’ over Waitangi weekend

DOC is reminding people to tread lightly and follow the rules at camping spots this Waitangi weekend, such Fiordland’s Mavora Lakes.


Gisborne camping permits pitch up 20%
26 Jan 2021  

Gisborne camping permits pitch up 20%

Gisborne District Council has issued 20% more permits for camping areas this season compared to last, as both domestic tourists and locals take a summer break on the East Coast.


Queenstown campground operators appointed
18 Dec 2020   /

Queenstown campground operators appointed

A “comprehensive redevelopment” is in store after Queenstown Lakes District Council granted a lease over land for Frankton Campground.


Domestic demand shifts camp bookings online – DOC
15 Dec 2020   /

Domestic demand shifts camp bookings online – DOC

Ashpit and Brett Road campgrounds on the shores of Lake Rerewhakaaitu in Rotorua now require online bookings, as the Department of Conservation looked to manage the effects of increased domestic tourism the summer season. 


No re-opening of Nelson freedom camping facility
3 Nov 2020  

No re-opening of Nelson freedom camping facility

Nelson City Council will not be reinstating its daytime facility for freedom campers this summer because fewer campers were expected.


QLDC unveils summer camping plans
3 Nov 2020  

QLDC unveils summer camping plans

Queenstown Lakes District Council has received $509,000 of funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for Responsible Camping initiatives.


Dunedin commits $140k for freedom camping
2 Nov 2020  

Dunedin commits $140k for freedom camping

The Dunedin City Council has allocated the $140,000 it secured from the Government’s Responsible Camping Fund.


Freedom camping banned at Taranaki sites
29 Oct 2020  

Freedom camping banned at Taranaki sites

New Plymouth District Council has voted to ban freedom camping completely at Corbett Park in Ōākura and at two areas at Tongaporutu.


Self-contained camping complaints grow – RCAi
28 Oct 2020   /

Self-contained camping complaints grow – RCAi

There has been a marked increase in complaints about self-containment certification for caravans and motor caravans this year, says the RCAi.


DOC adds huts, campsites online as Great Walks open
27 Oct 2020   /

DOC adds huts, campsites online as Great Walks open

The Department of Conservation has opened an additional 43 campsites and eight huts for online bookings ahead of the summer season.


LINZ to monitor Lake Dunstan campers
27 Oct 2020   /

LINZ to monitor Lake Dunstan campers

Ensuring campers do not stay longer than they are allowed at its four free-to-use campsites at Lake Dunstan will be a key focus for Land Information New Zealand this summer season.


Gisborne changes freedom camping rules
27 Oct 2020  

Gisborne changes freedom camping rules

Gisborne District Council will consult with the public on its Draft Freedom Camping Bylaw 2020, reviewed to address issues arising from freedom and summer camping in the district.


Hurunui allocated $186k responsible camping funding
21 Oct 2020  

Hurunui allocated $186k responsible camping funding

The Hurunui District Council will receive $185,705 from the Government’s Responsible Camping Fund to support the region’s camping needs.


Gisborne allocates $300k camping funding
16 Oct 2020  

Gisborne allocates $300k camping funding

Gisborne District Council has received $300,000 in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s $8m Responsible Camping Fund.


DOC urges summer campers to book early
7 Oct 2020   /

DOC urges summer campers to book early

The Department of Conservation is urging those planning to camp at the Kauaeranga Valley to book early ahead of what it expects to be a busy summer season.


Davis rejects $8m freedom camping criticism
24 Aug 2020   /

Davis rejects $8m freedom camping criticism

More Kiwis are now choosing to camp and many of them might not know how to do it responsibly, says the minister.


Green light for Marlborough freedom camping review
10 Jul 2020  

Green light for Marlborough freedom camping review

A review of Marlborough’s freedom camping bylaw is set to begin imminently following approval by the district council.


Eastern Bay of Plenty campsites re-open for holidays
30 Jun 2020   /

Eastern Bay of Plenty campsites re-open for holidays

Matata Campground and Whirinaki Recreation Camp both needed upgrades and safety work undertaken and had extended closures after the Covid-19 lockdown while the work was done.