Campgrounds

Camping areas

Department of Conservation (DOC) designated camping areas
Suitable for those camping in a tent, campervan or motor vehicle on public land, on a site with only toilets. Charges apply.

Selwyn District Council designated camping reserves
Suitable for those camping in a tent, campervan or motor vehicle on public land, on a site with toilets, rubbish/recycling facilities and (non-potable) water.

Campgrounds and holiday parks
Fully serviced with showers, kitchen and laundry facilities.

Responsible Camping & Useful Websites

  • Dispose of rubbish responsibly – use the rubbish bins provided or carry out everything you carry in.
  • Keep New Zealand clean – always use a public toilet or toilet in your vehicle.
  • Protect our environment – use recycling facilities whenever they are available to help protect our environment.
  • Waste disposal station – dispose of all toilet and sink water at a Council approved public dump station.
  • Gas cookers/barbeques – these are permitted in Selwyn District Council and DOC reserves. Fire restrictions are in place all year round, any one in breach of these may be prosecuted.
  • Dogs are welcomed within all Selwyn District Council camping spaces and must be kept under control at all times. Dogs are not permitted on DOC land.
  • selwyn.govt.nz – for a list of camping grounds in Selwyn and dump stations
  • doc.govt.nz – for information on camping codes and laws
  • campermate.co.nz – visit Campermate or download the free app to find campsites, toilets and dump station information nationwide.
  • tiakinewzealand.com – Tiaki promise
  • newzealand.com – information for responsible campers

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