Hōpuni māhorahora i te Moutere o Waiheke
Freedom camping on Waiheke Island
Find areas on Waiheke Island where freedom camping is prohibited or restricted under the Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw.
Information on the maps
The maps on this page show places where freedom camping is
not allowed on Waiheke Island under the Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022.
does not mean that freedom camping is allowed anywhere not shown.
In addition to the bylaw rules for the areas on Waiheke Island shown below, you also
cannot freedom camp:
council reserves (parkland held under the Reserves Act), unless we set aside areas for this in future
car parks where parking is reserved, and/or a fee is charged to park (such as council parking buildings).
Freedom camping rules specific to Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island does not have a public dump station for campers to dispose of human waste and grey water (such as from your sink or shower). When you freedom camp on Waiheke, you must:
- only freedom camp a maximum of two nights
- leave Waiheke on the third day to dump your waste at a public dump station
- not return to stay in the same road or off-road parking area on Waiheke within two weeks from 9am on the day you left.
If you want to camp on the island for more than two nights, you will need to find other self-contained accommodation.
General rules apply to freedom camping in other areas on Waiheke Island.
If you’re not sure, look for signage in the area.
Prohibited areas on Waiheke Island
Freedom camping is banned in the following areas. This does not mean freedom camping is allowed anywhere not shown.
Kennedy Point Wharf carpark
Donald Bruce Road, Surfdale, Waiheke Island
Prohibited area at Kennedy Point Wharf carpark on Waiheke Island.
Onetangi Cemetery191 Onetangi Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
Prohibited area at Onetangi Cemetery on Waiheke Island.
Onetangi Sports Park (Rangihoua)133-165 O'Brien Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
Prohibited area at Onetangi Sports Park (Rangihoua) on Waiheke Island.
Waiheke Island Artworks2-4 Korora Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
Prohibited area at Waiheke Island Artworks in Oneroa, Waiheke Island.
Get a copy of the Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022Download a copy of the bylaw.
|Find a park or beach||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks-recreation/Pages/find-park-beach.aspx||Find a park or beach||Find a park or beach to enjoy a BBQ, play sports, or take the kids to a playground.||aspx||Parks|
|Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/bylaws/Pages/freedom-camping-bylaw.aspx||Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022||This bylaw promotes responsible freedom camping in Auckland. It includes rules about where you can and cannot freedom camp in vehicles.||aspx||Bylaws and policies|
|Find and book accommodation in our regional and holiday parks||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks-recreation/stay-at-park/Pages/find-accommodation.aspx||Find and book accommodation in our regional and holiday parks||Search for and book a campground, bach, lodge, cabin, caravan, glamping site, or self-contained vehicle campground or parking area in one of our regional or holiday parks.||aspx||Parks|
|General rules and information for freedom campers in Auckland||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks-recreation/freedom-camping-auckland/Pages/general-rules-information-freedom-campers-auckland.aspx||General rules and information for freedom campers in Auckland||Find out the rules for freedom camping in Auckland.||aspx||Bylaws and policies|
|Prohibited and restricted freedom camping areas||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks-recreation/freedom-camping-auckland/Pages/prohibited-restricted-freedom-camping-areas.aspx||Prohibited and restricted freedom camping areas||Check for areas where you cannot freedom camp in Auckland, and where you can camp but with extra restrictions.||aspx||Bylaws and policies|
|Camping in a self-contained vehicle or campervan in regional parks||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks-recreation/get-outdoors/outdoor-activities/Pages/camping-vehicle.aspx||Camping in a self-contained vehicle or campervan in regional parks||Find out about some of the best spots for camping in a vehicle.||aspx|
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