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Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015

This bylaw sets restrictions around freedom camping, to ensure our spaces can be enjoyed by all.

You should know

 We are reviewing the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015 to make sure it meets the needs of Aucklanders, now and in the future.

We are proposing to make a new Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022.

You can find out about the proposal and give feedback at

We will let you know of the outcome when the review is finished.

About the rules for freedom camping

The current rules prohibit freedom camping, except in designated areas. Any freedom camping in designated areas must be in accordance with any conditions applicable for that area.

Where you can freedom camp

Freedom camping is currently allowed at the following sites, subject to campers complying with all site rules:

Note: these sites may change after the introduction of any new bylaw.

  • Port Albert Domain, Rodney
  • Matheson Bay, Rodney
  • Sunburst Reserve, Snell’s Beach
  • Sunrise Boulevard, Snell’s Beach
  • Parry Kauri Park, Warkworth
  • Hatfield's Beach, Orewa
  • Gulf Harbour car park, Whangaparaoa
  • Hamilton's Gap, Awhitu
  • Te Toro Reserve, Pollok
  • Waiuku Service Centre, Waiuku
  • Rosa Birch car park, Pukekohe

Get a copy of the current rules and conditions