Throughout Tauranga there are plenty of places to freedom camp. Unlike many towns and cities throughout New Zealand, Tauranga is very lenient when it comes to freedom camping. Offering wonderfully beautiful spots to find yourself waking up to.
Here we will provide for you the necessary information for you to take on board if you are to ever find yourself in Tauranga. The information here is official, provided by the Tauranga City Council. Among this information will be places to stay and sleep overnight or multiple nights. When, where and for how long you are permitted to stay in one place at a time. What some of the better places to stay are, be it for the views and scenery, vibe or ease of location.
Tauranga is with out a doubt one of the best freedom camping locations in New Zealand. Other than being central to itself – like every city, there are a few nearby neighbours that are also just as popular, if not more popular for tourists and the like. With that being said, I am sure you will enjoy this beautiful city as much as I and other freedom campers about.
Days Available – Sunday to Thursday
Days Available – Available at all times
If you are looking to freedom camp in Tauranga, you must have a self-contained vehicle. The vehicle must clearly display the NZS5465:2001 certification.
The consequence for not adhering to the rules is a $200 fine. This will be issued by the local council. Anyone who is caught breaching the freedom camping bylaw, may also be liable for prosecution. The freedom camping bylaw sets out all of the spots and places where you can and cannot park/stay.
Throughout the city you are able to freedom camp on a number of roads and at a number of car parks. However, the rule breaker is you can’t park in front of a private home or business. Here is a list of some places you can’t park overnight:
Here is a link to the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019 from the Tauranga City Council. This has all the necessary information if you wish to fully understand the rules.