Freedom Camping (also known as "Responsible Camping") Policy

Westland District Council’s policy is designed to encourage travellers and campers to use camping grounds and other accommodation facilities as much as possible.

This policy recognises that some visitors to our District are choosing overnight camping as their preferred accommodation.

It also recognises the economic and social benefit campers bring to our District.

The intent of this policy is to encourage camping travellers, while eliminating the detrimental environmental effects of discarded rubbish and human waste.

Motor Camps in New Zealand

To view details for every motor camp in New Zealand, along with motorhome accessible DOC campsites, with location maps, GPS co-ordinates, and listings of facilities, please follow this link>.

Camping Options

Excellent and up-to-date information on camping options can be found at: