Camping in Selwyn

From designated freedom camping areas to commercial campgrounds with full facilities, you'll find the perfect camping spot in Selwyn. 

Take a breath of fresh air and appreciate Selwyn's diverse landscapes while relaxing at one of our great camping spots. 

To make the most of your time here, be prepared, travel safely and leave no trace, only footprints. 

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.
  • – for a list of camping grounds in Selwyn and dump stations
  • – for information on camping codes and laws
  • – visit Campermate or download the free app to find campsites, toilets and dump station information nationwide.
  • – Tiaki promise
  • – information for responsible campers

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