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Camping in the Bay of Plenty

Camping is encouraged in the coastal Bay of Plenty, but please make sure you stay in Holiday Parks, Department of Conservation camping grounds or other designated areas.

WHERE CAN I CAMP? Fully Self
 Contained
*Non Self
 Contained
1. Holiday Parks YES YES
2. DOC Campsites YES YES
3. Designated camping sites with a toilet YES YES
4. Designated camping sites without a toilet YES NO
     

*No toilet, shower or grey water storage

MOBILE HOMES
Mobile homes are a popular form of tourist accommodation.  In Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty, there are designated areas where mobile homes can park free of charge. 

Below are the designated mobile home free camping locations for Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty:

 

RESTRICTIONS ON MOBILE HOME USE IN THE WESTERN BAY AND TAURANGA CITY BOUNDARIES

 

 

Signs advising whether Motor Homes are permitted (and the length of stay/maximum number) will be erected on all reserves which have formed car parks.

  • Mobile homes are permitted to stay for a maximum of two consecutive nights per calendar month in any one location
  • A maximum number of three mobile homes will be permitted in any one location on any one night. Eligibility to stay in any permitted location is determined by ranking in order of time of arrival *Tauranga City Council Sites only
  • Mobile homes are only permitted to park within existing defined carparking areas
  • Mobile homes must be legally parked at all times
  • A certified self containment sticker must be displayed on the front windscreen of the mobile home.

FREE CAMPING SITES WITHIN THE TAURANGA CITY BOUNDARY

Motor Homes will be permitted to stay overnight in the following designated areas:

  • Memorial Park (internal carpark next to fountain), Tauranga
  • Greerton Park, Greerton
  • Fergusson Park, Matua (internal carpark next to playground)
  • Marine Park, Tauranga (carpark area in front of offices, apartment complex and café)
  • Waikareao Foreshore Reserve, Tauranga.

For further information about free camping for motor homes in Tauranga City visit www.tauranga.govt.nz/council-services/liquor-food-health/using-public-places/mobile-homes.aspx.

FREE CAMP SITES WITHIN THE WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY DISTRICT BOUNDARY

Motor Homes will be permitted to stay overnight in the following designated areas:

  • Tuna Ave, Waihi Beach
  • Bowentown Reserve, Bowentown
  • Tanners Point Utility Reserve, Tanners Point
  • Tuapiro Reserve, Katikati
  • Park Road Reserve, Katikati
  • Lindemann Lookout Reserve, Katikati
  • Uretara Domain, Katikati
  • MacMillan Reserve, Katikati
  • Vesey Stewart Reserve, Katikati
  • Hunter Estate Reserve, Katikati
  • Haiku Park, Katikati
  • Uretara Stream Reserves, Katikati
  • Kauri Point Historic Reserve, Katikati
  • Pahoia Domain, Kaimai
  • Cooney Reserve, Kaimai
  • Kaiate Falls Scenic Reserve, Kaimai
  • Kotuku Recreation Reserve, Kaimai
  • Maramatanga Park, Kaimai
  • Omokoroa Domain, Kaimai
  • Omokoroa Sports Ground, Kaimai
  • Wairoa River (SH2) Walkway, Kaimai
  • Waitui Reserve, Kaimai
  • Donovan/Pioneer Park, Te Puke
  • Jamieson Oval / Jubilee Park, Te Puke
  • McLoughlin Park, Te Puke
  • Haywood Park, Te Puke
  • Poutuia Park, Maketu 
  • Paengaroa Domain, Maketu
  • Dotterel Point Reserve, Maketu

 

For more information about free camping for motor homes in the Western Bay of Plenty visit www.westernbay.govt.nz/Parks/Motor-Home/Policy.

If in doubt, assume nothing – always ask at:

  

Visit www.camping.org.nz for further information.

 

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