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Camping grounds in CHB and information about Freedom and self-contained camping areas with guidelines.
Waipukurau Holiday Park
20 River Terrace, Waipukurau
Waipawa Rivers Edge Holiday Park
26 Harker Street, Waipawa
Porangahau Beach Road Holiday Park
566 Beach Road, Porangahau
Kairakau Camp Ground
3/4 Kairakau Beach Road, Kairakau
Blackhead Camp Ground
14 McHardy Place, Blackhead Beach
Pourerere Beach Camp Ground
Southern end of Pourerere Beach Road
Council does not need to be advised of your intention to camp (freedom or self-contained) in the below locations, unless it is during a restricted period (i.e. you are unable to camp at Pourerere Beach from 16 December - 7 February. Applications for this period are taken in October). For all other times, you are welcome to camp in the below locations on a first in, first served basis.
Freedom camping is permitted in the following places:
Note freedom camping is any kind of camping in tents or non-self contained caravans. If you are unsure - a self-contained vehicle will be certified with a blue sticker in its window showing it complies with the NZ Standard (NZS 5465:2001).
Dump stations for public use in Central Hawke’s Bay
There are currently no self-contained vehicle dump stations for public use in Central Hawke’s Bay.
We apologise for the inconvenience and are working on a long term plan to provide a free public dump station in Central Hawke’s Bay.
In the meantime the nearest public dump stations are:
There is no camping allowed in the following locations: Whangaehu, Mangakuri, Parimahu and Blackhead Beaches. Camping is also not allowed on the ‘local purpose reserve’ at the northern end of the existing Blackhead Beach Public Camping Ground.
Phone +64 6 857 8060 for more information.
You will no doubt be travelling in New Zealand because of our beautiful countryside and environment. We know that you will want to protect this, so to do so you need to remember that the indiscriminate disposal of human waste ruins the enjoyment of the natural environment and creates a significant health risk. It promotes the spread of intestinal disease either from direct contact or by insect carriers such as flies.
Please make sure you respect our environment by thoughtfully disposing of any waste you have in an appropriate place. Below are some tips to help you to do this.
You are travelling and you need to find a toilet where do you go?
In New Zealand you can expect to find free use toilets at:
Use the toilets in towns as they may not be available in the countryside.
At remote locations where there are no toilets, bury your waste.
Campervan, Caravan and Movan users
The procedure for dumping is simple and clean. If your vehicle has a holding tank it will have a flexible hose with a snap coupling to fit the dump point facility. In the event of a spillage a hose at the dump facility may be used to wash it away. Portable toilets may also be emptied into dump points with care.
If you are out in the countryside, rubbish disposal can be a problem.
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