Find out about Responsible Camping at Level 2 here.
Westland District Council’s responsible camping sites are closed for the season.
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. The policy includes:
- Freedom Camping Policy
- Dumping Stations for Campervans
- Refuse Station Fees and Opening Hours
- Freedom Camping Bylaw – adopted Nov 2018
- Appendix A. Maps of Prohibited Freedom Camping Sites
- Appendix B. Maps of Responsible Camping Sites – please note only Paringa and Okuku remain available for the upcoming season
(Responsible sites have toilets and rubbish/recycling bins)
Motor Camps in New Zealand
To view details for every motor camp in New Zealand, along with motorhome accessible DOC campsites, location maps, GPS co-ordinates, and listings of facilities, please visit http://motorcamps.com
Excellent and up-to-date information on camping options can be found at:
- Department of Conservation - Camping on the West Coast
- Department of Conservation – Freedom Camping
Campervan Dumping Stations
WDC Options —
- Hokitika Oxidation Ponds / Free Public Dump Station SH6
- Haast Public Toilets
- Black Sands Motor Lodge, Hokitika 03 7558773
- Shining Star Chalets and Caravan Park, Hokitika 03 7558921
- Beach House Hokitika 03 7556859
- Hokitika Holiday Park 03 7557754
- Ross Visitor Centre 03 7554077
- Harihari Motor Inn 03 7533026
- Whataroa Hotel 03 7534076
- Franz Josef Mobil Station 03 7520725
- Forest Park, Franz Josef 03 7520220
- Mountain View Holiday Park Franz Josef (private guests only) 03 7520735
- Franz Josef Holiday Park (septic tank) 03 7520766
- Fox Camping ground 03 7510821
- Fox Glacier Lodge 03 7510888