There are a number of reserves, roads and car parks in Tauranga where self-contained mobile homes can freedom camp.
If you want to freedom camp in Tauranga, you must be in a self-contained vehicle that clearly displays NZS5465:2001 certification. If you don’t have a self-contained mobile home with this certification you will need to find a campground. To download the map, factsheet and bylaw please visit the Tauranga City Council's website
If you freedom camp in a permitted location, it must be in the designated area. If the designated area is inaccessible due to infrastructure works, you may not park nearby. You can only stay in any one location for two nights per calendar month. You must park legally and comply with noise requirements.
Freedom campers who does not adhere to these rules, may be issued with a $200 fine.
Freedom camping reserves
There are 27 reserves available for overnight parking; however all have restrictions on spaces and days.
Roads and car parks
You can freedom camp on a number of roads and at a number of car parks in the city, but you can’t park in front of a private home or business. Some places you can’t park overnight are:
What happens if I break the rules?
Council can issue instant $200 fines to anyone caught breaching the freedom camping bylaw. You may also be liable for prosecution.
Created: 29 May 2017
Last updated: 07 December 2017