Tauranga City Council is asking freedom campers visiting
our city to follow the rules so that Tauranga can remain a
friendly and safe freedom camping destination.
city will soon see an influx of visitors as the busy summer
period begins. Freedom campers who are planning to stay
overnight in Tauranga are required to comply with the
city’s freedom camping bylaw, or they may be issued with a
$200 infringement notice.
Stuart Goodman, Team Leader:
Regulation Monitoring said, “We want to remind campers
that we have strict rules when it comes to freedom camping
in our city. The rules are in place so that everyone can
enjoy what Tauranga has to offer, while minimising the
impact on our natural environment.”
locations across Tauranga have been set aside for freedom
campers. At all permitted reserves, designated areas are
clearly marked with signage showing the designated areas and
any restrictions. Restrictions include that campers must be
in a certified self-contained vehicle and cannot stay more
than two nights at any one location in a calendar month.
They cannot light fires and they must remove all their
litter and waste.
“Our enforcement officers will be
patrolling nightly, so please follow the rules to avoid
receiving a fine,” said Stuart.
All freedom campers
who are planning to visit Tauranga should take the time and
freedom camping webpage where all the rules around
freedom camping are listed. Campers travelling in a
non-self-contained vehicle must book into a campground.
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